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Storyteller Hoodie

Knitting
November 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
850 - 1500 yards (777 - 1372 m)
32 (34, 36, 38, 40)[42, 44, 46, 48]{50, 52, 54}
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Storyteller is knit from the bottom up in one piece. The hood is knit from the neck up and the garter rib border and cap sleeves are picked up and knit in the round. There is no sewing other than the shoulder and hood grafts!

Child version of this design can be found here.

Materials
Yarn: madelinetosh tosh vintage (100% superwash merino wool, 200 yds. (182 meters)/100 grams): 5 (5, 5, 6, 6)6, 7, 7, 7{7, 8, 8} skeins for a sweater worked in 1 color or 4 (4, 4, 5, 5)5, 5, 6, 6{6, 6, 7} skein(s) in Color A and 1 (1, 2, 2, 2)2, 2, 2, 2 {2, 2, 2} skein(s) in Color B for a sweater worked in 2 colors. If you choose to work your sweater in stripes you will need 3 (3, 3, 3, 3)4, 4, 4, 4{4, 4, 5} skeins in Color A, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2)2, 2, 2, 2{2, 2, 2} skeins in Color B, and 2 (2, 2, 2, 2)2, 2, 2, 2 {2, 2, 2} skeins in Color C.

Needles
Circular needle and double pointed needles (or needles appropriate for your preferred method of small circumference circular knitting) in US size 7 (4.5mm) or size required to obtain gauge. Sizes up to 38” can be knit on a 36” needle. A 47” needle is better for the larger sizes. You will also need one DPN for grafting the shoulders. Additionally you will need a needle of any kind that is 2 sizes larger than gauge to bind off the ribbing.

Notions
7 stitch markers, a darning needle for weaving in ends, 6 (6, 7, 7, 7)7, 7, 7, 7{7, 7, 7} buttons approximately 3/4” – 7/8” in diameter.

Techniques Used
• bind off
• decrease (K2tog, SSK, P2tog, SSP)
• increase (PFB, KFB, M1R, M1L)
• knit
• knitting in the round
• knit tbl
• kitchener stitch
• provisional cast on
• purl
• short rows
• single cast-on (also known as “backward loop cast-on”) or your preferred method of casting on stitches to the right tip of the needle mid-project.
• use of stitch markers
• yarn over