Captain America Knit Hoodie
This hoodie is made in three parts: the body and two sleeves, with the hood knit on after the sleeves are joined. Instructions are also given for completing the sweater with a crewneck collar instead of a hood. It is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Seamless Yoke Sweater from her Knitting Workshop TV series. The pattern for the hood is based on Amy Swenson’s “Janda” sweater.* The instructions below are for a medium-sized sweater (about a 36” bust) that hits at the mid-to-lower hip.
450 yards white
450 yards red
600 yards blue
US 7 29” circular
US 7 16” circular (2)
These instructions are for a medium-sized sweater (about a 36” bust) that hits at the mid-to-lower hip. For a shorter sweater, reduce the length of the striped section.
EZ Seamless Yoke sweaters being what they are, this pattern should be pretty adaptable no matter what your gauge or sweater size is. The most challenging part will probably be working out the width of the red-and-white stripes; just keep in mind that your CO stitch count should be divisible by 8 and you’ll be fine.
The paragraph on page 3 below the box about working intarsia in the round should read:
Once you have 1” of solid blue completed above the star, work the first decrease. (K1, SKP) around. Knit plain for a further 2”, adding in 1 set of short rows. Make 2nd decrease row: (K1, SKP) around. Next, on Back sts ONLY, K 1” plain in st st, working +1 Front stitch at the end of each row, with a wrap-and-turn. (These back stitches are worked back and forth, not in the round.) This inch adds length to the back and also helps shape the neck opening.
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