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Duck Duck Goose, Lace Baby Hoodie

Knitting
July 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
416 - 727 yards (380 - 665 m)
newborn-6 m, 9-12 m, 18-24 m, 1-2 and 3-4 years
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2012.02.27. Completely revised, the Duck Duck Goose Lace Hoodie pattern now features full charts for the body sections and the sleeves in all 5 sizes. This just seemed the expedient thing to do since the decreasing lace is a bit tricky.
The instructions for the hood is written.

You may choose to work either from the written directions or from the charts, or cross reference between the two styles. As the entire pattern is also written out it is a bit long.

Key sections to print are identified on the cover page so that you only need print the necessary pages.

The sizes will fit newborn to 6 months as well as 9-12 m, 18-24 m, 1-2 yrs and 3-4 years. Please refer to the finished measurements. Not all babies fit within standard sizing parameters!

The Duck Duck Goose, Lace Baby Hoodie, is named for the feather lace that wraps all around the body, arms, and head of this garment.

The lace stitch is simple enough for new knitters yet interesting enough for the accomplished. 380 metres of heavy double knitting or an Aran/worsted weight yarn will make the garment as shown. When substituting yarns, consider the weight to length ratio of your chosen wool and if in doubt, consider metres before grams and be sure to do a test swatch!

Wool, cotton or bamboo blends are all good choices, and can suit a variety of seasons. The thicker yarn and 4.0 mm needles makes this a relatively quick knit. Perfect for gift giving.

The garment pictured was made with Rowan’s All Seasons Cotton in the shade called Scarlet, no. 236, although to my mind it more of a lovely rich coral.

The buttons feature flowers hand painted on natural shell.

This garment is almost seamless which makes for comfortable flat joins. Knit in one piece from the hem to the underarms, the work is then divided for the back and front sections. Choose how many buttons you want, 1, 2, 3 or 4. Larger sizes may accommodate 5 or 6 buttons. The minimum recommended is 1. Button-hole placement is listed for each option.

The shoulder seams are woven together(you can seam them if you prefer) then the sleeves are knit in the round from the shoulder to cuff. The hood is knit in one piece from the extended centre back neckline then additional stitches are picked up from along the sides. Just two small seams are required to attach the lower edge of the hood to the neckline.

Knit, and gift, with joy!