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Diamond Hoodie

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May 7 2011
June 9 2011
Project info
Diamond Hoodie
Fletcher by Kim Hargreaves
Needles & yarn
784 yards = 8 skeins
Rowan All Seasons Cotton
7 skeins = 686.0 yards (627.3 meters), 350 grams
Rowan All Seasons Cotton
1 skein = 98.0 yards (89.6 meters), 50 grams

My son loves it, and it is the perfect size for him right now with a little room for growth.

I did a bit of pattern tweaking to tidy up the look of it a bit:

  • used black as a contrast for the garter hem edges
  • used black for the pocket lining (intarsia)
  • Omitted the k3 garter border on the pocket edges and hood edge, and picked up and knitted a garter border in black instead.
  • omitted the three purl stitch motif between the vertical diamond columns
  • only did two columns of diamonds on the sleeve (didn’t do partial ones along the underarm seam)
  • worked the body to whole diamond motifs (omitting partial diamonds, except along the shoulder seam line), and finishing off the partial diamonds at the back neck when I was working the hood
  • Making the sleeves longer- they looked 3/4ish on the picture of the pattern, so I made them as long as I could. I ran out of yarn, so at the top of the sleeve just worked in stocking stitch (not enough yarn to work a full diamond motif) and then sewed the live stitches into the armhole. It was a bit of a fiddle- I had to lay it out flat, but it worked really well.
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May 7 2011
June 9 2011
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by Rowan
60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic
98 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 3, 2011
  • Project created: May 7, 2011
  • Finished: June 9, 2011
  • Updated: June 10, 2011
  • Progress updates: 3 updates