Ash Hoodie by Shaina Bilow

Ash Hoodie

June 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
475 - 925 yards (434 - 846 m)
12 month (18 month, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9) years
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Experience Level: Intermediate

Is it just me… or are knits in the boy department lacking some pizzazz? I was looking for a pattern to make for friends having their second baby boy and finally (frustrated!) decided to make my own design. I wanted minimal seaming (not that I mind it), a cute hood, and some texture to keep me interested in the knitting of said sweater. I went with a simple knit/purl texture that looks like building blocks. The textured detail is subtle enough to complement both solid and handpaint worsted weights. All-in-all: a fun, quick knit for baby gifts and childrenswear. I hope you enjoy knitting it.

Construction Details
This hoodie is made from the bottom-up in one piece. The sleeves are worked flat for easier attachment and quicker knitting (no DPN’s!). There are some short-rows to help give the neck some shape, and stitches are picked up for the buttonband after the sweater body and hood are completed.

Techniques Necessary
• Cast on and bind off
• Knit and purl
• Increasing (m1, m1p, yo)
• Decreasing (skpo, k2tog)
• Connecting the pieces of a yoke
• German Short Rows
• Three-needle bind off
• Picking up stitches
• Seaming sleeves

Sizes: 12 month (18 month, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9) years
Finished measurements:
Width at underarm: 23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 30)”
Length from shoulder: 12.25 (13.25, 14.75, 17.25, 19.25, 20.75)”
Pattern includes schematic with additional measurements.

Yarn: 475 (500, 600, 700, 800, 925) of worsted weight yarn (CYCA #4) yarn.

Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using larger needle.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) 32” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge, US 6 (4 mm) 32” circular needle or one size smaller than gauge needle for borders. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Other Materials: one long stitch holder or spare circular needle smaller than gauge needle, two stitch holders for sleeve stitches, 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, five ½”- ¾” buttons.

Note: this listing is for a PDF pattern to knit you own Ash Hoodie