Chicken Sweater

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Introduction: Chicken Sweater

Chicken sweaters are fun and fashionable for your chicken! I bet you are going to love you new yarn- loving chicken!

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Step 1: Materials

Little Hen Rescue has shared a free knitting pattern to create a chicken sweater. These chicken sweaters can help your chickens survive the cold winter. Does your chickens have bald spots ?
Have you ever used chicken sweaters ? Please share your experiences and tips ?
Materials:
Double knitting yarn (100g makes approximately 3 jumpers)
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2 buttons or 10cm Velcro
1 pair of number 8 (4mm) knitting needles
4mm crochet hook
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Knitted in stocking stitch with garter stitch borders
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Cast on 41 sts,
Work 4 rows K
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Step 2:

Cast on 41 sts,
Work 4 rows K
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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.

Step 3:

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.

You can put buttons on the sweater. I hope your chickens enjoy this sweater! ;)

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    19 Discussions

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    Beccasupermom79
    Beccasupermom79

    Question 3 months ago on Step 2

    I'm very confused by this pattern. Do I only decrease ten stitches on one side? Or both?

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    Scpal22
    Scpal22

    Question 3 months ago on Introduction

    We are told to cast on 41 stitches and knit 4 rows twice. Are we knitting to separate pieces on the same needles?

    FYI. Fol is “following”

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    Jorgi205
    Jorgi205

    3 years ago

    I don't under stand the breaking for the neck, can anyone explain it

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    M2crazy
    M2crazy

    Reply 1 year ago

    Did you ever get an answer for this? I’m not understanding the neck either...

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    CarolynK41
    CarolynK41

    2 years ago

    Can i please get this pattern for crochet?

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    wallstea
    wallstea

    2 years ago

    In Step 3 what is meant by

    "every fol 6th row"?

    Do you cast on 41 and K 4 rows twice?

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    DeannaF12
    DeannaF12

    Reply 2 years ago

    did u ever get an answer regarding every fol 6th row. I was wondering too

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    kardow46
    kardow46

    3 years ago

    Are there instructions for crocheting a chicken sweater?

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    KarenR163
    KarenR163

    3 years ago

    i have made several chicken sweaters but I have been asked if I can knit a sweater for a rescue turkey.

    Any suggestions ?

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    MrChongo
    MrChongo

    4 years ago

    This is so Cool

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    Randipoet
    Randipoet

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This might actually be the thing that I can give my brother as a holiday gift. He is so impossible to shop for and he hates knitting... about the only thing he likes is his chickens. Thanks for the idea and I'll post a pic when they're done :)

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    EngrDanny
    EngrDanny

    5 years ago

    Chickens are awesome and this made me smile. If my HOA would allow it I would have a flock/gaggle/herd or what ever you call a mess of chickens!

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    Abigail02
    Abigail02

    5 years ago

    Haha I have never seen anything like this :D

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    WolfgangCanoGuitars
    WolfgangCanoGuitars

    5 years ago

    this honestly made my day. I don't have a chicken or anything, but just seeing a chicken in a sweater... thats just awesome.