A Wolf in sheep’s clothing (Toby’s Coat)
Designed by Sandra Manson and Kate Davies
Kate Davies and Sandra Manson have joined forces to release this pattern for Tobys coat, which Sandra designed and knitted for her dog Toby to keep him warm in the shop.
A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing (Tobys coat) uses all nine shades of Shetland Supreme 2ply Jumper Weight and includes the essential pattern features of the Rams and Yowes by Kate Davies.
This coat is made from the tail upwards, casting on stitches for the belly and using contrast yarn to create and 'afterthought' front leg openings to be made later. The body is worked back and forth in stocking stitch. The neck is shaped by decreasing, and a ribbed edging is added all around the sides.
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (Knits as 4ply; 100% Real Shetland Wool; 172m/50g ball
A – White 2001; 1 x 50g ball
B – Mooskit 2002; 1 x 50g ball
C – Shaela 2003; 1 x 50g ball
D – Moorit 2004; 1 x 50g ball
E – Shetland Black 2005; 1 x 50g ball
F – Gaulmogit 2006; 1 x 50g ball
G – Sholmit 2007; 1 x 50g ball
H – Katmollet 2008; 1 x 50g ball
I – Yuglet 2009; 1 x 50g ball
3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) knitting needles (circular needles may be required for body & tail edging due to number of sts)
3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) double-pointed needles (dpns)
Waste yarn (a smooth 4ply yarn in a contrasting colour works best)
From neck to tail: 38cm (15in)
Edge to edge across belly: 46cm (18in)
30 sts and 34 rows to 10cm (4in) over colourwork pattern using 3mm needles