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Free Knitting Pattern: Weekend Hoodie

Lion Brand« Homespun®
Pattern #: 80979AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE:
Child's 2 (4, 6-8, 10-12); Adult's S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished chest 26 (29, 32, 35) in [66 (73.5, 81.5, 89) cm]; 38 (41, 45, 49, 53, 57) in. [96.5 (104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5, 145) 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.


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This hooded sweatshirt is available in children's and adult's sizes, so you can make it for the whole family.
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Homespun®

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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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Weekend Hoodie

Lion Brand« Homespun®

GAUGE:

12 sts + 18 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

3-needle bind off With RS together, hold in one hand two needles with equal number of stitches on each. With third needle knit tog one st from each needle; *knit tog one st from each needle, pass first st worked over second to bind off; rep from * across to last st. Cut working yarn and pull through last st to secure.

PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib (worked over even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Rep Row 1 for K1, p1 Rib.


BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 40 (44, 48, 52); 58 (62, 68, 74, 80, 86) sts. Work in St st for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows. Work in K1, p1 rib for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows. Change to larger needles. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) 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. Place all sts on holder.

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 (60, 63.5, 65, 68.5, 72.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape neck: Next row (RS) K 17 (18, 19, 20); 22 (23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and loosely bind off center 6 (8,10, 12); 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts, k 17 (18, 19, 20); 22 (23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge once, then dec 1 st at each neck edge (by working k2tog at each neck edge) every other row twice. Work even until same length as Back to shoulder. Work 3-needle bind off on 13 (14, 15, 16); 18 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27) sts for each shoulder seam. Bind off center Back 14 (16, 18, 20); 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 20 (22, 24, 24); 28 (28, 30, 30, 30, 30) sts. Work in St st for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows, then in K1, p1 Rib for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows. Change to larger needles. Work in St st, inc 1 st each edge of second RS row (by knitting into front and then back of 2nd and next to last sts), then every 4th row 9 (10, 10, 11); 12 (13, 13, 14, 15, 16) more times - 42 (44, 46, 48); 54 (56, 58, 60, 62, 66) sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 11 (12, 13, 14) in. [28 (30.5, 33, 35.5) cm]; 16 (17, 17, 18, 18, 18) in. [40.5 (43, 43, 46, 46, 46) cm] from beg or desired length. Bind off loosely.

FINISHING
Mark 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 8) in. [16.5, 18, 19, 20) cm]; 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) in. [23 (24, 25.5, 27, 28, 29) cm] down from each shoulder seam. Sew Sleeves to body between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams. At roll edge of Sleeves and body, reverse seam to RS for neater roll.
Hood
With RS facing and larger needles, pick up and k 42 (44, 46, 48); 52 (56, 60, 64, 68, 70) sts around neck, starting at right side of neck. 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]. Place half of Hood sts on a second needle and work 3-needle bind off across Hood top seam.
Facing edging
With RS facing and smaller needle, pick up about 55 (57, 59, 61); 67 (67, 67, 73, 73, 77) sts around front edge of Hood. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8) rows. Work in St st for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8) rows. Bind off loosely on last row with larger needle. Sew rib/roll Front at center neck, overlapping center fronts (left over right for male; right over left for female).
Weave in ends.

Faux ties (make 2) With smaller dpn, cast on 3 sts. Work 18 rows in I-cord (*k 3 sts, slide sts to other end of dpn or circular needle and pulling yarn across back of work; rep from *).
Last row
K 3 sts tog and fasten off. Weave cast-on yarn end into cord and tie overhand knot at cast-on end of cord. Attach a tie at each side of center front of hood.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 8 reviews)
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Love this Hoodie! Reviewed by Harris Jan on 2012-11-13 *****
I used this pattern to make the second sweater I ever knit when I was a knitting knewbie in 2003. Since that time I have made dozens of them -- from baby size to 2X. They make great gifts and the hoodie is very warm.
This pattern is also a great teaching tool because it has so many things a beginner needs to learn when graduating from scarves to sweaters -- increases, decreases, pick-up-and-knit, and finishing techniques. Thanks to Miss Laura, my knitting guru, for encouraging me to skip scarves and head straight to garments.


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