Tender Hoodie by Kristen TenDyke

Tender Hoodie

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with larger needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1474 - 2144 yards (1348 - 1960 m)
93⁄4 (331⁄2, 371⁄4, 41, 443⁄4, 483⁄4, 521⁄2)" (75.5 [85, 94.5, 104, 113.5, 124, 133.5] cm)
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Errata RLI, RLPI, LLI and LLPI were accidentally omitted from the glossary. Please see the errata for their instructions.

The Tender Hoodie is a super-cozy hoodie, with some simple seamless pockets. This is the perfect sweater to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book. The hood has some beautifully comfortable shaping that fits nicely around your head. Like the other sweaters in this chapter, the textured leaf pattern can be interchanged with any of the others, making this sweater uniquely your own. Or, if you’re more on the busty side, the Stockinette stitch body lends perfectly to adding some bust dart shaping (see page 112).

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Finished Size
About 293⁄4 (331⁄2, 371⁄4, 41, 443⁄4, 483⁄4, 521⁄2)β€œ (75.5 85, 94.5, 104, 113.5, 124, 133.5 cm) bust circumference, buttoned with 11⁄2 (3.8 cm) overlapped button band.
Hoodie shown measures 331⁄2” (85 cm)

Yarn
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Shown here: Quince & Co., Lark (100% American wool, 134 yd 123 m/50 g): gin- gerbread, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) skeins.

Needles
Bodyβ€”Size U.S. 8 (5 mm): 40” (100 cm) circular (cir) needle and set of 4 or 5 dou- ble-pointed (dpn).
Pocket Liningβ€”Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) or one size smaller than needle used for the body: set of four or five double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions
Markers (m); holders or waste yarn; waste yarn for pocket placement; seven 1” (2.5 cm) buttons; tapestry needle.

Gauge
19 sts and 29 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st with larger needles.

Techniques
Circular knitting on double- pointed needles
Lifted increases
Buttonholes
Three-needle bind-off
Picking up stitches
Short-rows on hood (optional)
Using a stitch holder or waste yarn
Seamless pockets
Multiple stitch patterns at the same time