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Free Knitting Pattern: Hooded Sweater

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 70216A
Rating: ****4.1 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 7-8, Child 11-12
Child Sizes 2 (4, 6-8, 10-12)
Finished Chest 26 (29, 32, 35) in. (66 (73.5, 81.5, 89) cm)
Finished Length 15 1/2 (16 1/2, 17 1/2, 18 1/2) in. (39.5 (42, 44.5, 47) cm)

Adult Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Chest 39 (41, 45, 49, 53, 57) in. (99 (104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5, 145) cm)
Finished Length 24 (25 1/2, 27, 27 1/2, 29, 30 1/2) in. (61 (65, 68.5, 70, 73.5, 77.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Hooded Sweater

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts as they appear.
Rep last row for K1, p1 Rib.

BACK With smaller needles, cast on 52 (58, 64, 70); 78 (82, 90, 98, 106, 114) sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 4; 6 rows. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4; 6 rows.
Change to larger needles. Work in St st until piece measures 15 1/2 (16 1/2, 17 1/2, 18 1/2) in. (39.5 (42, 44.5, 47) cm); 24 (25 1/2, 27, 27 1/2, 29, 30 1/2) in. (61 (65, 68.5, 70, 73.5, 77.5) cm) from beg or desired length. Bind off.

FRONT
Work same as Back until piece measures 13 1/2 (14 1/2, 15 1/2, 16 1/2) in. (34.5 (37, 39.5, 42) cm); 22 (23 1/2, 25, 25 1/2, 27, 28 1/2) in. (56 (59.5, 63.5, 64.5, 68.5, 72.5) cm) from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): K21 (22, 24, 26); 28 (29, 32, 35, 37, 40) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 10 (14, 16, 18); 22 (24, 26, 28, 32, 34) sts, k21 (22, 24, 26); 28 (29, 32, 35, 37, 40) sts. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge once, then decrease 1 st at each neck edge every other row twice - 17 (18, 20, 22); 24 (25, 28, 31, 33, 36) sts for each shoulder. Work even until same length as Back to shoulder. Bind off.

SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 26 (28, 32, 32); 36 (36, 40, 40, 40, 40) sts. Work in St st for 4; 6 rows, then in K1, p1 Rib for 4; 6 rows.
Change to larger needles. Work in St st, inc 1 st each edge of every 4th row 13 (14, 14, 15); 17 (18, 18, 19, 20, 23) more times - 52 (56, 60, 62); 70 (72, 76, 78, 80, 86) sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 11 (12, 13, 14) in. (28 (30.5, 33, 35.5) cm); 16 (17, 17, 18, 18, 19) in. (40.5 (43, 43, 45.5, 45.5, 48.5) cm) from beg or desired length. Bind off.

HOOD
From RS with larger needles, pick up and k40 (44, 52, 56); 60 (66, 72, 78, 84, 88) sts around neck, starting at right side of neck and leaving center 8 (10, 14, 16); 18 (20, 24, 28, 30, 32) sts free. P 1 row, inc 14 (14, 10, 8); 8 (8, 8, 8, 8, 6) sts evenly spaced - 54 (58, 62, 64); 68 (74, 80, 86, 92, 94) sts. Work in St st for 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10) in. (21.5 (23, 24, 25.5) cm); 12 (12, 12, 13, 13, 14) in. (30.5 (30.5, 30.5, 33, 33, 35.5) cm). Bind off. Fold top edge of Hood in half and sew closed.
Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k73 (77, 79, 81); 89 (89, 89, 97, 97, 103) sts around front edge of Hood. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4; 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8) rows. Work in St st for 4; 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8) rows. Bind off with larger needle. Sew edges together at center of neck, overlapping edges (left over right for male; right over left for female). FINISHING
Mark 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 7 3/4) in. (16.5 (18, 19, 19.5) cm); 8 3/4 (9, 9 1/2, 9 3/4, 10, 10 3/4) in. (22 (23, 24, 25, 25.5, 27.5) cm) down from each shoulder seam. Sew Sleeves to Body between these markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams. At roll edge of Sleeves and body, reverse seam to RS for neater roll. Weave in ends.

Optional Faux Tie (make 2)
With double-pointed needles, cast on 3 sts.
I-Cord: *Slide sts to other end of double-pointed needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work. (Do not turn work.) Rep from * to make cord.
Work 18 rows in I-Cord
Last Row: K 3 sts together. Fasten off.
Tie overhand knot at cast-on end of cord. Sew one tie at each side of center front of Hood. Optional Pocket
With smaller needles, cast on 17 sts. Work in St st for 4 rows. Work in K1, p1 rib for 4 rows.
Change to larger needles. Work in St st until pocket measures 6 (6 1/2, 6 1/2, 7) in. (15 (16.5, 16.5, 18) cm); 10 (10, 12, 12, 12, 12) in. (25.5 (25.5, 30.5, 30.5, 30.5, 30.5) cm) from beg. Change to smaller needles. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 rows. Work in St st for 4 rows. Bind off. Place pocket on center front and sew in place.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.1 (based on 8 reviews)
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Hooded Sweater Reviewed by Anne K. Koziol on 2014-04-05 ****
This is a good and quick pattern to make. One problem I found: It doesn't note where to sew the shoulder seams prior to making the hood. So I had to note for myself where to do it.

Everything else seems to be fine.


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