Ribbit Hooded Cardigan
Inspired by one of everyone’s favorite animals, this froggy hoody is realistic enough for pretend, and practical enough for every day. The pattern is available individually, or as part of the Imagination Collection.
The Imagination Collection includes four animal sweater, each with 7 sizes (3 months - 6T), two toy patterns, two full photo tutorials, in addition to other links, tips, and tricks.
It is shown here in a classic green and yellow combination, but the color possibilities are endless, as frogs come in so many different colors. I have a blog post about colorful froggies.
Ribbit is knit in pieces from the bottom up and seamed. After the body is seamed the hood is picked up and knit. The buttonholes and button bands are knit as you go on each front. The simple stranded pattern is charted and written out. The hood is shaped with short rows to help it stay on the head. I-cord is used for a special finish at the neck and pocket edges. The eyes are made like short row toes, using only one color at a time. The pockets are knit separately and sewn on. I provide tutorial links to the special cast-on and bind-off. The sweater is designed with 4”/10 cm of ease for room to play and grow.
Yarn:Lamb’s Pride Super Wash, (100% wool; 200 yds/183 m; 100 gr/ 3.5 oz).
MC: Color 004 Cactus: (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins
Approximately: (325, 400, 450, 475, 500, 600, 700) yds/ (325, 385, 400, 425, 450, 458, 550, 640) m
CC: Color 005 Lemon Ice: (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skein(s).
Approximately: (100, 125, 140, 160, 185, 200) yds/ (91, 115, 130, 150, 170, 185) m
Or another worsted weight washable wool or cotton with great colors.
Special techniques are: tubular cast-on, stranded knitting, i-cord bind off, and short rows.
Special materials are: 5(6, 6, 7, 7 8, 9) 3/4” buttons, 20yds white yarn, scraps of black yarn or embroidery thread, and stuffing (or yarn scraps) for the eyes.