Baja Hoodie by Cheryl Toy

Baja Hoodie

May 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in St st.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2150 - 3870 yards (1966 - 3539 m)
37¼ (40¼, 42¾, 45¾, 48, 51, 53¼)"
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Note: People have had questions about the sample gauge. The last photo shows the stitch gauge over 4” on the sample. The gauge given in the pattern is correct and matches the sample gauge.

A handknitted version of the classic surfer sweater of the 1970s, the cotton-merino Baja Hoodie looks great on men and women. The pattern brings four colors of stripes and patterns together in harmony. The V-neck sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up, and it has a front kangaroo pocket!

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 37¼ (40¼, 42¾, 45¾, 48, 51, 53¼)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 40¼”; modeled with 4¼“ (man’s) and 10” (woman’s) of positive ease.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fleece (80% cotton, 20% merino wool; 215 yd 197 m/3½ oz 100 g): #100 cotton ball (white; MC) and #005 cavern (black; CC1), 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins each; #385 deep sea fog (gray; CC2) and #445 jaded mermaid (green; CC3), 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins each.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16”, 24”, and 40” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 27 sts and 38 rnds = 4” in St st.

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  • The body of this pullover is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm, then the front and back are worked separately back and forth. After the shoulders are joined with three-needle bind-off, sleeve stitches are picked up and the sleeves are worked in the round from the top down. The hood is worked upward from stitches picked up from the neck edge.

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