I have a patchy little bantie black brahma, and she loves it when I wrap her in my wool scarf. That kind of got me the idea to knit her a little chicken sweater to keep her warm... I googled it and found a pattern.. hopefully it works! I'm hoping she'll tolerate it for a photo shoot and then I can make three more... I'll post the pattern for anyone else interested! I can't garuntee it'll work well, because I haven't tried it yet, and I don't even know what size chicken it's for... hopefully it'll fit one of my assorted chickens! Sooo, here it is:
Double knitting yarn (100g makes approximately 3 jumpers)
2 buttons or 10cm Velcro
1 pair of number 8 (4mm) knitting needles
4mm crochet hook
Knitted in stocking stitch with garter stitch borders
Cast on 41 sts,
Work 4 rows K
Increase for tabs;
Cast on 10 sts at beginning of next row, k14, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Cast on 10 sts at beginning of next row, k14, p to last 14sts, k14.
Work buttonholes; (work these 2 rows straight if using Velcro).
(K2, yf k2tog) 3 times, work to end keeping edges in garter st.
Repeat this row for buttonholes on the other tab.
Cast off 10 sts at beginning of next row.
Next row cast off 10 sts, k4, p2 tog, p to last 6 sts, p2tog, k4.
Dec 1 st at each end on every fol 6th row until 25 sts remain.
Divide for neck;
Work 11 sts, cast off 3, work to end complete this half first.
1) k4, p to end
2) cast off 2, k to end
3) k4, p to end
4) k2tog, k to end
5) k4, p2tog, p to end
Work 4 rows straight
10) K to last 5 sts, inc in next st, k4.
11) K4, p to last st, inc in next st.
12) Cast on 2 sts, k to end, (11sts)
13) K4, p to end
Break yarn and rejoin to the other side of neck.
Work to match, reversing shapings and ending at winghole edge.
Next row k, cast on 3, k across sts from other side of neck.
Next row , k4 inc in next st, p to last 5 sts, inc in next st, k4.
Inc 1 st at each end of every fol 6th row until there are 41 sts on the needle.
Work 6 rows straight.
Change to gst and knit 4 rows.
Sew on buttons or Velcro as desired.
Work double crochet around neck.
Yepp, I'm guessing that's also a crochet one too... today we finally got our first snow! I know I sound like a 5 year-old, but snow is so awesome! Not to my girls, apparently... It was their first snow, so I took one out, my big toughie leader hennie, and put her in the snow. It was only like and inch or two high, and she's huge. She sqautted at first for a while, then she stood up and shook the snow off her left foot, then put it down and shook the right, and went back and forth for a while. The she began to take huge, really slow steps toward the coop until we got there. It was hilarious, the way she was in slo-mo! She left these huge three-inch tall foot prints... Haha....
This was random! Yepp, please forgive me. I'm just bored and tired.
Edited by equinehugger3 - 12/4/10 at 11:28pm
Well, holy canoli.
Well, holy canoli.