DIY Chicken Sweaters – Fashion and Function for the Winter

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Keep Your Chickens Warm All Winter With DIY Chicken Sweaters!

Whether on a free range or in a chicken coop, most people think of chickens as a great wholesome source of food, eggs and even fertilizer for a garden. However, like dogs and cats, some folks see and treat their chickens more like pets and want to take care of them the best they can. Among other things, that includes keeping them warm during the cold winter months. And what better way than having their own DIY chicken sweaters!

If you know how to make a sweater for a dog or cat, you’ve got the basic process down already. You’ll just need a different pattern to follow, add a few buttons and you’ll soon have your chickens all warm and cozy in no time.

Here’s the instructions for making your own DIY chicken sweaters.

Materials;- Double knitting yarn (100g makes approximately 3 jumpers). 2 buttons each jumper
I pair No 8 (4mm) knitting needles 4mm crochet hook
Jumper knitted in stocking stitch with garter stitch borders

Cast on 41 sts.
Knit 4 rows straight.

Tabs and button holes.

1/ cast on 10sts @ beginning of row. K14. P to last 4 sts. K4.
2/ cast on 10sts @ beginning of row. K to end
3/ (K2. yf. K2tog) 3 times. K2. P33. K14.
4/ (K2, yf. K2tog) 3 times. K to end.
5/ Cast off 10sts. K3. P33. K14.
6/ Cast off 10sts.K3. K2tog. K to last 6 sts K2tog. K4.

Dec. I st at each end on every following 6th row until 25 sts remain, keeping edges in garter stitch.

Divide for neck.

completed-diy-chicken-sweaterWork 11 sts. cast off 3 sts work to end and complete this half first.
1/ K to end
2/ P1. P2tog twice P2. K4.
3/ K to end
4/ P1. P2tog. P2. K4.
5/ K4. K2tog. K2.
Work next 4 rows straight.
10/ P2. Inc in next st. K4.
11/ K6. Inc in next st. K1.
12/ P1. Inc in next 2sts P2. K4.
13/ K to end.
14/ p7. K4.
Put these 11 sts onto holding pin.
Break yarn and rejoin to other side of neck.
Work to match, reversing shapings and ending at wing hole edge. Thats row 13.
Next row K4. P7. Cast on 3sts then from the sts on holding pin P7.K4.
Now K4. Inc into next st. K to last 5sts. Inc in next st. K4

Inc I st at each end of following 6th row until there are 41sts on needle.
Work 6 rows keeping to pattern
Knit 4 rows.
Cast off.
Sew on buttons. Work I row double crochet round neck edge if desired.

Via: Hencam

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