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Free Loom Pattern: Loom-Knit Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: kb-grayhooded

Copyright 2006, All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission
Extra large hood, side slit pockets, dropped shoulder with straight sleeve-knit in Stockinette for body of sweater and ribbing for cuffs and hem. Simple lines make this a great design for new knitters. Click here for the version designed for hand knitting.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Medium, Large, 1X

Approx. length: 26 inches - 32 inches [66 - 81 cm]. Make adjustments in amount of knitted rows for desired length.
Finished width at underarm
21 (25, 29) inches [53, (63.5, 73)]

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: (applied Feb 27, 2013)
Placket Edge:
Row 1-13: Knit Stockinette Stitch.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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•  630-178 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Nantucket
$ 140.60 (22, 24) 
28" Knitting Board   $ 44.95  
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Loom-Knit Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky


11 sts x 12 rows= 4 in. [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch

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


Knit with 28-inch [71 cm.] Knitting Board set at mid spacing of ½ inch [1.25 cm]


Cast On 62 (74, (84) Stitches.
Place anchor yarn.
Row 1-12: Knit in Rib Stitch.
Row 13: Change to Stockinette; Knit
Row 14
Decrease (1) st each side, Knit Stockinette.
Next 40 (50, 50) Rows:
Knit Stockinette Stitch.
Next Row: *Decrease (1) st each side, Knit Stockinette
Next (4) Rows, Knit Stockinette
Repeat from * additional 3 (4, 4) times.
Next Row
: **Decrease (1) stitch each side, Knit Stockinette
Next (3) Rows: Knit Stockinette.
Repeat from ** additional 1 (2) (2) times.
Bind Off.

Cast On 36 (44, 54)
Rows 1-12: Knit in Rib Stitch..
Change to Stockinette.

Front Edge:
First (6) sts on each row will be doubled for placket edge.
Remember a "circular" means that you proceed down your needles, turn board around and return to beginning, thus having one loop on each needle).

Placket Edge:
Now, do circular on first (6) stitches only.
There are now (2) loops on first (6) needles, and (1) on all others.
Weave a full circular on all needles. There are now (3) loops on first (6) needles, and (2) on all other needles. Hook over 1 over 2, and 1 over 1.
Next row: repeat the weaving of the first (6) needles. Then repeat the fill circular of all needles.
There are now (4) loops on first (6) needles, and (2) on all others. Hook 2 over 2, and 1 over 1.
Continue this technique for entire front panels.

Row 13: Knit Stockinette Stitch.
Row 14:
Decrease (1) st side opposite placket edge, Knit Stockinette.
Next 40 (50, 50) Rows: Knit Stockinette Stitch.
Next Row: *Decrease (1) st side opposite placket, Knit Stockinette
Next (4) Rows: Knit Stockinette
Repeat from * additional 3 (4, 4) times.
Next Row: ** Decrease (1) stitch side opposite placket, Knit Stockinette
Next (3) Rows: Knit Stockinette.
Repeat from ** additional 1 (2, 2) times.
Bind Off.

This front will be repeat of front just completed, only need to add buttonholes.
Total of (6) buttonholes.

Button Hole:
Row 13: Weave yarn with 6 st doubled. Then, make button hole on needle #4. Lift (4) loops off needle #4 and place (2) loops onto needle #5 and (2) loops onto needle #3. This will leave needle #4 empty. Be sure to do this to both boards.
Lift (4) loops over on needles #3 and #5, leaving (2) loops on. Hook all other stitches regular.
Row 14: Weave yarn and continue pattern knitting w/6sts doubled. You will only have (2) loops on needle #4. Do not hook over-leave the (2) loops for the next row.
Row 15: Weave all needles in Stockinette w/6 st doubled. Hook over.
Repeat this buttonhole process after every 19 rows or, so that your buttons are spaced evenly from top to bottom of placket front. After last buttonhole, knit last (3) rows in Stockinette w/6 st doubled.
Bind Off.

Cast On 28 (34, 38) stitches.
Row 1: Weave first (4) stitches in Stockinette. Return and hook over.
Row 2: Weave first (6). Return and hook over.
Row 3: Knit first (8).
Row 4: Knit first (10)
Row 5-50: Knit all in Stockinette
Row 51-53: Decrease (1) st at beginning of each row.
Row 54: Knit in Stockinette.
Row 55-57: Decrease (1) st at beginning of each row.
Row 58-60: Increase (1) st at beginning of each row.
Row 61: Knit in Stockinette.
Row 62-64: Increase (1) st at beginning of each row.
Row 65-110: Knit in Stockinette.
Row 111: Knit first (10) stitches.
Row 112: Knit first (8) stitches
Row 113: Knit first (6) stitches
Row 114: Knit first (4) stitches
Row 115: Bind Off loosely with yarn. Pull yarn thru last loop.

SLEEVE (knit 2)
Cast On 28 (32, 36) Stitches
Row 1-12: Knit in Rib Stitch
Next 13 rows: Change to Stockinette. Knit.
Next Row: *Increase (1) stitch each end of board.
Next 4, (5, 5) Rows: Knit in stockinette
Repeat from * additional 7, (8, 9) times.
Next 4 rows: Knit in stockinette.
Bind Off.

Optional Belt

If belt is desired, Cast On (10) stitches, Knit for 50 inches. Bind Off.

With a double strand of yarn, crochet a chain approximately 60 inches [152.5 cm] long for a drawstring for hood or braid (3) strands together for a drawstring.
Sew the back seam edges of hood so that the hood shapes over the head.
Placing the drawstring-Roll face edge of hood over drawstring and sew loosely creating a rolled tunnel for the drawstring to slip thru.

Assemble all parts of sweater starting with shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Make one continuous seam from cuff of sleeve to bottom hemline of coat. Leave opening in side seam where you want the pocket to be placed approx. 6 in., (7, 7) inch [15 (18, 18) cm] opening.

Place hood onto neckline of coat, lining up the front edges and ease into the neckline. Be sure to leave the drawstring edge free from seam.

Add your choice of coordinating buttons. Sew buttons onto coat with matching yarn, leaving a ‘finger width’ spacing under the button. Use the extra yarn to wrap around the yarn that holds the button. Knot on back side of coat edge. This spacing under the button will allow the bulky knit of coat to lay flat after the coat is buttoned.

Cut some coordinating fabric like flannel or jersey knit to form a pocket. This should be (4) pieces approx 8 in x 10 in [20 cm x 25 cm]. Sew (2) pieces together leaving one 8” side open. Hem the open edge to outside of pocket. Turn pocket so that the unfinished seams are on inside. Place pocket on inside of coat and stitch to each side seam opening in coat. Be sure to tuck in all yarn tails into seams as you sew.

Entire coat may be lined if desired.

Click for explanation and illustration
approx = approximately rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 5 reviews)
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Loom-Knit Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket Reviewed by karen on 2013-11-15 *****
Love it. It took me a little while to make, but I simply love it.

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