Chicken Sweater Knitting Pattern! Haha...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by equinehugger3, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Crowing

    Apr 14, 2010
    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! [​IMG] 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
    14) K
    Break yarn and rejoin to the other side of neck.
    Work to match, reversing shaping’s 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.
    Cast off.

    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! [​IMG] She left these huge three-inch tall foot prints... Haha....

    This was random! Yepp, please forgive me. I'm just bored and tired. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010

  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
  4. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    [​IMG] Nice!

  5. Kavaji

    Kavaji Chirping

    Nov 30, 2010
    San Antonio, Texas
    I love it! Next to the chicken diapers this is awesome.
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    As a avid knitter, I just have to see photos! [​IMG]
  7. jojo54

    jojo54 Songster

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    yes we want pics. [​IMG]

  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Quote:X2 [​IMG]

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