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Please Note: There are photos and instructions included for both the hemming and (hand-sewn) zipper installation.
This pattern came from a desire for a simple, top-down hoodie with clean lines for easy toddler wear. In order to keep the fabric sleek, ribbing, garter and seed stitch have given way to hemmed edges. To keep the look of a basic hoodie this pattern features a zipper closure and front pockets. The optional ribbon draw-string is not particularly functional, it just gives the sweater a little extra personality. The fingering weight yarn makes it a nice, light, versatile sweater to throw on for extra warmth. Instructions are given for one- or two-colour options.
Yarn: 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5) balls DROPS Baby Merino by Garnstudio, fingering weight (4 ply/14wpi), 191yds/175m per 50g/1.76 oz. For the two-colour option one of the balls should be in contrast colour. If substituting yarn I highly recommend a superwash wool because, lets face it, kids get messy.
9” (10”, 11”, 12”, 12”, 13”) 23 cm (25, 28, 31, 31, 33) separable zipper to match yarn (or contrast yarn colour if knitting the two-colour option) - 1” (2 cm) longer if not adding drawstring
1 yard (1 m) grosgrain ribbon (optional)
thread to match zipper
stitch markers, waste yarn
tapestry needle, sewing needle