8000 Feet Hoodie by Amanda Scheuzger
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8000 Feet Hoodie

June 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1300 - 1800 yards (1189 - 1646 m)
34 (37Β½, 40ΒΌ, 43, 45ΒΎ, 48ΒΎ, 52ΒΌ)" bust circumference
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

A unique hood construction allows working the colorwork in the round while strategically placed increases and decreases create its shape.

Finished Size 34 (37Β½, 40ΒΌ, 43, 45ΒΎ, 48ΒΎ, 52ΒΌ)” bust circumference, buttoned. Sweater shown measures 37Β½”, modeled with 4” of ease.

Yarn Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino (60% baby suri, 40% merino; 164 yd 150 m
/3Β½ oz 100 g): #418 dusk (MC), 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins; #416 meadow (A), #420 autumn (B), #415 harvest (C), and #417 seamist (D), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 40” cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; waste yarn; sixΒΎ” buttons.

Gauge 23 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles; 23 sts and 24 rows = 4” in colorwork patt on larger needles.

Hood Chart, Row 24
The two Color C symbols at the top of the double decrease columns should also be double decreases and are worked in Color C. Reading from right to left in the direction of knitting, these would be the first stitch after the second 6-st repeat box, and the last stitch of the row.