To produce this lovely stitch pattern for your doggy coat you just rib on RS rows and purl on WS rows, leaving it looking great on the reverse too, where the neck is turned back. The jumper has little garter stitch leg holes so it is more of a tank top and is ideal for short legs that love to dig.
JUMPER Starting at the neck edge and with 4mm needles, cast on 54 sts. Set rib patt: Row 1 (RS): (K2, p2) Row 2 (WS): Purl. These 2 rows set rib patt. Cont in patt until rib measures 9cm (3½in) from cast on edge, ending with a WS row. Change to 4.5mm (1¾in) needles. Next row (inc row): K1, M1, k1, (p2, M1, k1) to end. 68 sts Next row: Purl. Next row: (K3, p2) Next row: Purl. Rep last two rows until rib measures 15cm (5¾in) from cast on edge, ending with a WS row. Place a marker on each edge at this point to mark top of leg shaping. Cut yarn. Divide sts to form under panel sts and top panel sts by putting the first 20 sts onto a stitch holder and work on the 48 sts for the panel. Rejoin yarn. Next row (inc row): K1, M1, k2) to end. 58 sts 15cm (6in)
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Next row: Purl. Next row: (K4, p2) Next row: Purl. The last 2 rows set new rib patt. Cont patt until rib measures 8cm (3in) from where it was divided. Place a marker on each edge at this point to mark the start of the leg hole. Cont in patt as set until work measures 36cm (14in) from cast on edge, ending with a WS row.
SHAPE RUMP Next row (RS): Work 29 sts, place a marker to mark the centre, work 29 sts. Next row (WS): Purl, slm, purl to end. 24cm (9½in) 9cm (3½in) 17cm (6¾in)