Length neck to base of tail — 10 inches — 14 inches — 20 inches Width without side tabs — 9 inches — 12 inches — 18 inches The instructions are given for the smallest size.
The medium and large sizes are in parentheses. Right Side Increase 1stitch in the first stitch, knit in front and back of the stitch and P1 K one to the last stitch. Increase 1 stitch in the last stitch. Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 43 57, 80 stitches on the needle. K1, P1, evenly until work measures the required length from neck to base of tail.
K1, P1 14 18, 25 stitches and place these on the stitch holder. Bind off the next 15 21, 30 stitches for neck opening. K1, P1 to the end of the row. These 14 18, 25 stitches will form the first shoulder.
Shoulder Shaping K1, P1 to the last 2 stitches. Knit or Purl the last 2 stitches together as per pattern. Work in rib pattern until work measures about 2 3, 5 inches from the bound off stitches at the neck edge.
With Right side facing pattern to the last 2 stitches K2 together. Purl 2 together pattern to the end of the row. Repeat these 2 rows until 4 7, 15 stitches remain. Bind off all stitches. Slip stitches from the stitch holder onto needle with right side facing. Join wool at side. Pattern to the last 2 stitches. K or P 2 together. Continue in pattern until shoulder measures about 2 3, 4 inches from the bound off stitches at the neck edge.
K or P 2 together, pattern to the end of the row. Pattern to the last 2 stitches, K or P2 together. Repeat these 2 rows until 4 7,15 stitches remain.
Side Tabs Make one tab on each side. Half way between the last increase row and the neck edge mark off the center 2 4, 6 inches. With right side facing pick up and K 11 19, 29 stitches along the center marked edge. Work in K1, P1 pattern until tab measures 2, 2, 4 inches from the side edge. To shape the tab, K or P 2 together, pattern to the last 2 stitches, K or P 2 together. Continue shaping in this way until 3 11, 13 stitches remain.
Finishing Sew in all ends. Sew enough of the hook and loop fastener to each side of the tab edges on the shoulder and under stomach to close sweater.