Dog Star

I made this for Hajime

Created by: Cheryl

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  • Project Details


    Wanted a quick project and decided to get a head start on a Christmas knit. This flew off the needles - I didn't realise it would be over so quickly!


    Needles & Hooks

    • Circular 4.00mm (US 6)
    • Circular 3.50mm (US 4)


    • Stitch Markers
    • Stitch Holder
    • Tapestry Needle


    2-4yr in

    Notes: My gauge was off slightly so it's a little larger than 2-4 years. Used an alternating cable cast on for the body and sleeves, and made a folded neckband.


    • Jumpers
    • Boys


    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate


    project-state Complete
    Started on: Aug 2, 2018 Finished on: Aug 10, 2018
  • Comments

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    • Heather

      This is such a beautiful knit, I don't think it would be quick for me though!
    • Mehtap H

      Excellent colour choice! It has changed the whole look of the pattern. Love it
    • Vix

      North Walsham

      Beautiful, beautiful work
    • Crafty knits


      I love the colours!
    • Christine L

      Like your color choices a lot, but the main reason I am prompted to comment is your folded over neckband. It looks so tidy and comfortable. I will file this idea away. I wonder how it would work on a top down sweater. Perhaps you would need a very stretchy loose cast on, perhaps using larger needles for the first few rows. Also, never heard of alternating cable case on. Thanks for your expertise.
      • Cheryl

        Newcastle upon Tyne

        Thanks Christine! I'm a big fan of folded over neckband - I feel like it looks a bit more polished. I've used it before for a top down sweater (my Improv + Flax project) and it works perfectly!

        You work a normal cast on, and when you're ready to work the neck you pick up stitches from the cast on, work the ribbing for double the height you want, and either bind off loosely and stitch down, or whip stitch down the live stitches.

        I think it actually works better done that way than knitting the neckband straight onto the sweater like I did here, because the cast on row gives a lot more structure to the neck. Hope that helps!
    • My Profile

      this is so beautiful, you picked out a lovely colour palette!
    • Ella G

      this is amazing! also, it only took you just over a week???
      • Cheryl

        Newcastle upon Tyne

        Thank you! Haha, I know, I still can't believe how quickly it knit up. I guess I was super keen to get to that colourwork yoke!!
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