The Hood by Vanessa Pellisa

The Hood

Knitting
March 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1094 - 2187 yards (1000 - 2000 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Finished bust circumference: 95 (100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 140) cm / 38 (40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 56)”
Flag of English English Spanish
This pattern is available for €7.85 EUR
buy it now or visit pattern website

The Hood Sweater is available both as a single download or as part of the Nutiden Yarn Appreciation Club ebook.

For more information on the Nutiden Yarn Appreciation Club, read this

The Hood is inspired by my love of nature walks, misty mornings and fairy tales. What better outfit for a walk in the woods than a hoodie?

It features a classic Scandinavian raglan construction, which allows the back to slope naturally at the back neck. The raglan increases are worked at the same pace for all sizes but additional increases are worked at the body for sizes 5 and up to achieve a better fit.

This is an ideal introduction to Nutiden yarn, and a great pattern for mindless knitting. As it is often the case with most seamless top-down garments, instructions are very easy to adapt to your body and liking. Length, width and finishes can be decided on the go, and I encourage you to take hold of your knitting and decide for yourself. Some mods, though, have been written in the instructions.

The pattern also includes an option for steeking the hoodie and pocket aimed at more experienced knitters. I already used the felted steek in my Kume Cardigan, also designed for Nutiden yarn, and it was the perfect match of material and technique. This is a great yarn choice for felted steeks and a wonderful yarn for getting rid of any steeking fears you may have. Follow the instructions carefully and it will turn out right! Promise! Naturally, you can opt to knit the hood flat. The result will be the same!*

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished bust circumference: 95 (100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 140) cm / 38 (40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 56)”

The model is wearing a size 1 with a 5 cm (2”) of positive ease at the bust and a 35 cm high hoodie.

NEEDLES
4 mm circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” for the body and a shorter cable length for the sleeves or DPNs.
3.75 mm circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” and a shorter cable length for the sleeves or DPNs for cuffs and hem

I would not recommend the magic loop technique for this yarn, since it tends to pull the thread excessively and pre-yarn is very fragile. I love using my shorter cable sleeve needles for working with unspun yarn and DPNs are also wonderful.

GAUGE
20 sts x 29 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” ( in stockinette stitch on gauge-sized needles, after blocking)

There is no better example for the idea of ‘blooming yarn’ after blocking than that of unspun yarn - It’s worth taking the time to wash and dry your swatch carefully.

YARN
Nutiden Yarn by Höner och Eir (100% Unspun Wool)
100 g per plate
250 (300, 340, 390, 420, 470, 500, 540, 570) held double

or

150 (175, 195, 225, 260, 310, 350, 400, 450) grams of Nutiden Yarn by Höner och Eir (100% Unspun Wool)
100 g per plate
held together with 150 (175, 195, 225, 260, 310, 350, 400, 450) grams of
KidSilk Mohair by Gregoria Fibers (70% Mohair 30% Silk)
25 gr/250 m per skein

NOTIONS
Scissors, additional cables or stitch holders for leaving sleeve sts on hold, markers of different colors (one for BOR and 3 for raglan shaping).