Nicholas' Sweater

Nicholas’ Guinea Pig Sweater

Nicholas' Sweater

I couldn’t resist creating this sweater for my guinea pig… not that he really needs one! A couple of months ago, I was a bit bored and wanted something to do with this blue yarn that I have. So I decided to knit a sweater for my guinea pig, Nicholas. I can’t recall that I’ve seen sweaters made for small animals, but doesn’t he just look too cute!? He’s one of my babies, and why shouldn’t he have a little sweater, too?

Supplies:
200 yds. sock yarn (I used 100% Merino Superwash Sassy Stripes)
Size 3 16 in. circulars

Pattern:
Cast on 88 sts.
k2, p2, rib for 2 in.
Separate sts. for front (40 sts.) and back (48 sts.).

Back:
Row 1: k2, p2 inc. (kfb) every 3rd st.
(62 sts. total)
Row 2: p6, k2 (wrong side) to end of row.
Row 3: (right side) k6, p2 to end of row.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for 1.5 in.
Place sts. on waste yarn

Front:
Pick up other 40 sts.
Row 1: k2, p2 inc. (kfb) every 3rd st.
(52 sts. total)
Row 2: p6, k2 (wrong side) to end of row.
Row 3: (right side) k6, p2 to end of row.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for 1.5 in.
Place sts. on waste yarn

Pick up back stitches and knit in round k6, p2 for 5 in.
Bind off all sts.
Weave in ends and turn down neck.

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