Germania Hoodie by Kristen TenDyke

Germania Hoodie

Knitting
August 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with smaller size needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1528 - 1910 yards (1397 - 1747 m)
33 1⁄4 (37 3⁄4, 42 1⁄4, 46 3⁄4, 51 1⁄2, 56, 60 1⁄2)” / 84.5 (96, 107.5, 118.5, 131, 142, 153.5) cm bust circumference
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Construction Notes
The Germania Hoodie is worked seamlessly, beginning at the top of the hood. Hoodless instructions are included. When the hood reaches the neck, the yoke is worked from the shoulders to the underarm with contiguous set-in sleeve shaping. Sleeves are held while the body is worked down to the hem, with seamless pockets. Sleeves are then worked from the underarm to the cuff and buttonband stitches are picked up. Pocket lining stitches are picked up and worked in the round, then joined using the three-needle bind-off.

Pattern Includes:
• 12 pages of tech-edited and pattern tested instructions.
• Hooded and Hoodless options
• Charted colorwork instructions
• Schematic with inch and centimeter measurements
• Detailed written instructions for the sweater construction
• Beautiful color photography
• Links to video tutorials

Techniques Used
• Stockinette Stitch in rows and rounds
• 2-color Stockinette Stitch in rows and rounds
• Decreases (k2tog, ssk)
• Lifted increases (LLI, LLPI, RLI and RLPI)
• Picking up stitches
• Cable Cast-on (video tutorial)
• Three-needle bind-off (video tutorial)
• Short-rows

Finished Measurements
33¼ (37¾, 42¼, 46¾, 51½, 56, 60½)” / 84.5 (96, 107.5, 118.5, 131, 142, 153.5) cm bust circumference, buttoned.
Shown in: 37¾” / 96 cm size.
Intended Ease: 1–3” / 2.5–7.5 cm positive ease.

Yarn
DK weight (CYCA #3 Light)
MC: about 1412 (1479, 1544, 1598, 1697, 1779, 1845) yards / 1291 (1352, 1412, 1461, 1552, 1627, 1687) meters.
CC: about 191 yards / 175 meters.
Shown in: Rowan Felted Tweed (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 191 yds / 175 m, 50 g):
MC / #190 stone: 8 (8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10) balls*
CC / #196 barn red: 1 ball all sizes.
* One less ball of MC may be needed if the hood is not worked.

Knitting Needles
Size US 4 / 3.5 mm and US 5 / 3.75 mm: 32” (80 mm) circular and set of 4 or 5 double pointed (dpns), or size needed to obtain gauge.
(Note: a longer US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle may be used for the buttonband if desired.)

Notions
Tapestry needle; stitch holders or waste yarn; stitch markers; smooth contrasting-color waste yarn; seven 1” (2.5 cm) buttons

Gauge
21 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st with smaller needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

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To avoid any possible confusion, I want to explain my intention behind the name of this hoodie. As this hoodie was being created I was taking part in an ancestral healing practice in which I felt guided often by my well and healed ancient ancestors—whom I have reason to believe lived during the ancient Germanic period. The naming, and choice of the oak tree is in homage to those ancestors, without whom I wouldn’t be here today.

There is no intended association here to any other meaning of the term Germania. I believe in and fight for the right to equality for all people regardless of race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, etc…