Draft Dodger

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Draft Dodger

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Our cute little Doggy Draft Dodger will faithfully guard your home from those sneaky winter blasts. Approx. 33in (84 cm) long x 3in (7.5 cm) diameter. Shown in Bernat Super Value Sable (#04011) and Mocha (#04013) knit on size 5.5 mm (U.S. 8) needles.

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The materials for this project cost $32.27

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Contrast A

Satin | Sable, 04011Edit Color
$13.96

Contrast B

Satin | Mocha, 04013Edit Color
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 9/5.5mm
$4.35

Materials not included in this kit:

Stuffing. 2 black buttons ½ ins [1.5 cm] in diameter for eyes.

The materials for this project cost $32.27

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 33 ins [84 cm] long x 3 ins [7.5 cm] diameter.

MATERIALS

Draft Dodger
Satin (100 g/3.5 oz;182 m/200 yds)
Contrast A Sable (04011) 4
Contrast B Mocha (04013) 4
Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. 2 black buttons ½ ins [1.5 cm] in diameter for eyes.

GAUGE

14½ sts and 18 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with 2 strands of yarn.

INSTRUCTIONS

Body
With 2 strands of A, cast on 5 sts.
**1st row:(K1. M1) 4 times. K1. 9 sts.
2nd and alt rows:Purl.
3rd row:Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to end of row. 18 sts.
5th row:*Inc 1 st in next st. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 27 sts.
7th row:*Inc 1 st in next st. K2. Rep from * to end of row. 36 sts. Place marker at end of row.**
Cont even in stocking st and change colors as follows: With A - 24 rows, (With B - 2 rows, with A - 3 rows) twice, with B - 2 rows, with A, 20 rows, (with B - 2 rows, with A - 2 rows) 15 times. With B, cont even until work from marker measures 30 ins [76 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
“End” of Body: 1st row: With 2 strands of B, *K2tog. K2. Rep from * to end of row. 27sts.
2nd and alt rows:Purl.
3rd row:K2tog. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 18 sts.
5th row:K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 9 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and tighten up. Sew side seam, leaving opening for stuffing. Stuff Body. Sew opening closed.
Legs
(make 2 with A, 2 with B). With 2 strands, cast on 9 sts. Proceed in stocking st for 6 rows.
Next row:(RS). K3. [(K1. P1. K1) all in next st] 3 times. K3. 15 sts.
Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitwise.
Sew side edges tog.
Sew legs to body as shown in picture.
Tail
With A, cast on 23 sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 2 ins [5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
Fold Tail lengthwise. Sew cast on and cast off edges tog tapering to point at one end and pulling yarn to make it bend.
Attach Tail to Body.
Ears (make 2).
With 2 strands of B, cast on 20 sts.
1st row:(WS). Knit.
2rd row:Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 25 sts.
Knit 9 rows. Cast off.
Sew Ears in position. Attach buttons for eyes. With B, embroider nose and mouth.