Around here, leashes are rarely worn by dogs, but are often seen attached to humans. Why settle for common nylon, when you can knit “Unleashed” and enjoy the luxury of accessorizing with pure silk. Silk, while softer than a newborn pup’s ear, filament to filament, is stronger than steel. Tough enough to halt a barreling Great Dane, yet gentle enough to soothe his very particular eco human’s wrist, there’s no other way to roam through the woods, “Unleashed”.
Constructed completely seamlessly, Unleashed mixes double knitting handles with double stranding cable details.
The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written in three sizes: Show Dog, Hybrid, and Dog Walker.
Now available as an individual pattern as well as part of the eBook.
To purchase the individual pattern, click your preferred method below:
To purchase the eBook (Unleashed plus 6 other indie designs), click your preferred method below:
“Identity“, an eBook collection of 7 indie designers. The eBook contains patterns by Christine Guest, Jill Wolcott, Laura Patterson, Marcela Chang, Patty Nance, Ruth Brasch, and your’s truly. Available in both English and Spanish.
Buy “Identity” on Ravelry ($28)
7”/ 18cm (37”/ 94cm, 37”/ 94cm) long by 1”/ 2.5cm wide ~ knitting only, hardware not included
1 (1, 1) skein Malabrigo Mora, shown in colors Pearl (Aguas, Azules and Simple Taupe)
Yarn used in shown samples by weight: 15g/ 0.5oz (40g/ 1.4oz, 40g/ 1.4oz)
Mora single skein info: 100% silk Fingering; 225yds/ 206m per 50g/ 1.76oz
US 1/ 2.25mm DPNs
US 3/ 3.25mm DPNs
Leash Hardware – 1”/ 2.5cm interior opening; 3”/ 7.5cm long shown.
50 glass beads per handle, size 6/0 & beading crochet hook
30 sts and 40 rows over 4”/ 10cm in double knit stitch on smaller needles. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements. If subbing yarn, ensure your stitch gauge matches for double knit on smaller needles and pattern stitch on larger needles.
• Size It: Show Dog (Hybrid, Dog Walker) these names match Puddles use. Show Dog is an ultra-short leash for strutting with head held high. Hybrid is a double-handed leash for those times you need an extra grip or wish to walk with a little human holding on too. True to the hybrid spirit, the handles are worked
in two colors and the leash length in one. Dog Walker is a long leash for walking with your besties.
• our bio from the eBook: Hi Knitter! Be careful asking a philosophy grad a question like, “state your identity” ?. To prevent a tome, I’ll break it down into three parts. My foundational identity is a child of God through the blood of Jesus Christ. My design identity is eco yarns, unique construction, and where applicable, knits the fit the curves God gave us. My familial identity is daughter to camera mom and camera dad and human to Puddles ?. When it came to designing an “identity” item for this fun collection with my fellow indies, I chose to highlight the final point. Puddles has been the Knit Eco Chic mascot from nearly it’s inception… he joined the team as a rambunctious 12-week-old, about 6 months after I started the design business. However, despite having organic cotton hand knits of his very own, I’ve yet to publish a dog related pattern! Since an unspoken identifier of my brand is knits for humans, I thought Unleashed would be a wonderful way to express identity for this collection. On the surface, a design for dogs, but digging deeper shows it to be all about the human’s comfort and ease of use!