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Marsha White

for Provenance Knits   2015

Whitby Warmers

The neckwarmers were designed for smaller short-coated dogs (the ones who most need some extra warmth in the winter) and the dog's best friend, their human pals (who are a treasured source of food, fun and frivolity!) Given the cold winters of late, keeping all the family warm on an outing is top priority.

The inspiration for the Whitby Warmers design was from fishermen knitting stitch patterns from the UK.

Author Gladys Thompson charted many traditional fishermen knit stitch patterns in her book Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans. She toured towns and villages along the UK coastline in search of knitting patterns, and documented them in detail. While many of the stitch patterns had traditional names, Diamonds, Ladder Stitch, Herring Bone, and many more, there are several in her book that she named after the town she found them in.

The pattern that caught this knitter’s eye was the Whitby Pattern I. Simple alternating squares of purl and knit are flanked by two columns of knit stitches, and for me, it invited variations. In the Whitby Warmers the squares change in both size and colour, to create neckwarmers that both fit and flatter all the family.

Sample on top left shown in Soft Touch DKW, Lilac, modelled by Delta, one of my lovely fur-buddies. Other samples shown in additional photos worked with Soft Touch DKW, Spring Green, and Soft Touch DKW, Nutmeg.

Pattern was professionally tech edited by Robin Melanson.

Sized for teens, women, and men:
Finished neck circumferences:
A) 14”, B) 15.25”, C) 16.75”, D) 18”, E) 19.50”, F) 20.75”
Main Colour (MC): 150 - 250 yds
Contrast Colour (CC): small amount, use a DK yarn from your stash

Dog Neckwarmer
The neckwarmer was designed for short-coated, smaller breeds (10 to 40 lbs), i.e. those who most need some extra warmth in a cold winter. The neck features a ribbed cable pattern to fit the dog’s neck, which you can customize to your preferred length.
Sizes with neck circumference:
XX-Small (XXS) – 8”, Medium (M) – 12.5”, X-Small (XS) – 9.5” Large (L) – 14”, Small (S) – 11”, X-Large (XL) – 15.75”
Finished Length: adjustable to fit your dog.
Main Colour (MC): 100 - 200 yds.
Contrast Colour (CC): small amount, use a DK yarn from your stash

Pattern Detail

  • all stitch patterns are charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • no sewing, circular
  • multi sized for teens, women, men & dogs
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.5 mm
    • US 4
    • 23.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Whitby-warmers Dog-neckwarmer Dog-neckwarmer_detail Whitby-warmers-spring-green Whitby-warmer-detail1 Whitby-warmers-nutmeg Whitby-warmers-cover

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