This small shaggy dog is a fun reminder of the everyday joy that canine companions can bring to our lives. You can change yarns, colors, ear style and tail length to customize your pup. Bev Galeskas' ingenious sheep shaping in A Felt Flock inspired the design for this felt dog.
Finished Size: 10" to 12" high at head and 11" to 13" long.
Yarn Requirements: Choose a worsted weight yarn that will felt easily and firmly and a coordinating furry novelty yarn to hold along with it. The novelty yarn is not expected to felt.
Yardage: Approx 200 yds (183m) each of the main color wool and the coordinating furry novelty yarn. Note: The novelty yarn is not required if you want your dog to be "short-haired".
If you wish to use a contrasting color for paws, you will need about 25 yds (23m) of contrast.
Needles: Straight or circular knitting needles and set of dp needles, all in US size 10.5 (6.5mm). Use size 11 (8mm) for heavier weight yarns.
Gauge: (Approx, before felting) 10 sts = 4" (10cm) in garter stitch.
Since dogs come in all sizes, it is more important to obtain a loose gauge for felting than to match a specific gauge.