This pattern is part of the Lit Knits collection.
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After committing several crimes, including killing one of the king’s hart, Robin Hood flees to the safety of Sherwood Forest. Soon other men join him and form Robin’s band of Merry Men. They steal from the rich, give to the poor, and do it all while wearing stylish Lincoln Green clothing.
This sweater is inspired by the story The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood, first published in 1883 by Howard Pyle. The cables resemble to trees in Sherwood Forest. Because the sweater is knit from the hood down, cables run directly from the hood down the back, front, and sleeves of the sweater.
The sweater is a top down raglan pullover. The pattern starts at the at the hood and works its way down, allowing for a seamless connection of the cables. The hood is knit flat and grafted at the end. A tutorial for grafting stockinette, reverse stockinette, and how to change between the two is included in the pattern.
The instructions are primarily charted. Each size has charts that show how to incorporate the pattern into the shaping.
Robin Hoodie, Page 5 (v082213 and earlier)
Or if viewing the Lit Knits ebook, page 50 (v101613 and earlier)
Under Size 48: Will Stutely ONLY:
Work Chart 2: Sherwood Forest starting on round 7. Chart is repeated 8 times across each row.
The bolded portion previously said “starting on round 6”
(A big thank-you to finismama for catching this bit of errata)
Sizes: Allan a Dale (Will Scarlet, Robin Hood, Will Stutely, Friar Tuck, Little John)
Chest circumference: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”/ 91 (102, 112, 122, 132, 142)cm
2-4”/ 5-10cm of positive ease is recommended. The model has a 37”/ 94cm chest and is wearing size 40”/ 102cm.
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter; 140yds/ 128m per 1.76oz/ 50g; 100% Wool; worsted weight: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins in Tent
approx 1110 (1230, 1350, 1510, 1650, 1770)yds/ 1015 (1125, 1235, 1380, 1510, 1620)m of a worsted weight yarn
Size 7 US/ 4.5mm circular needle, 16”/ 40cm or preferred small circular method; 32”/ 80cm
Change needle size if needed in order to obtain the correct gauge
Size G/ 4.0mm hood for provisional CO
Cable needle, 5 stitch markers, waste yarn
16sts/ 26rows = 4x4”/10x10 cm using Chart 2: Sherwood Forest