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Hooded Knitted Sweater
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 60129AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE:
24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 7-8, Child 11-12, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X Child's 2 (4, 6-8, 10-12); Adult's S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) Finished chest 26 (29, 32, 35) inches 38 (41, 45, 49, 53, 57) inches Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-301 Homespun Yarn: Shaker

Tweed Muted camel, cream and medium gray


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GAUGE:
12 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger size needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
3-needle bind off With RS together, hold in one hand two needles with equal number of stitches on each.

(1) With third needle, knit tog one st from each needle;(2) *knit tog one st from each needle, (3) pass first st worked over second to bind off; rep from * across to last st.

Cut working yarn and pull through last st to secure.

NOTES:
Additional yarn may be needed for optional ties and pocket.

Circular needles may be used in place of dpn's


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 40 (44, 48, 52); 58 (62, 68, 74, 80, 86) sts.

Work in St st for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows.

Work in k1, p1 rib for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows.

Change to larger needles.

Work in St st until piece measures 15 1/4 (16 1/4, 17 1/4, 18 1/4) in.; 24 (25 1/4, 27, 27 1/4, 29, 30 1/4) in.

from beg or desired length.


Place all sts on spare needle or holder.



FRONT
Work same as Back until piece measures 13 1/4 (14 1/4, 15 1/4, 16 1/4) in.; 22 (23 1/4, 25, 25 1/4, 27, 28 1/4) in.

from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck: Next row (RS) K 17 (18, 19, 20); 22 (23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and loosely bind off center 6 (8 ,10, 12); 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts, k 17 (18, 19, 20); 22 (23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts.

Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge once, then dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row twice.

Work even until same length as Back to shoulder.

Work 3-needle bind off on 13 (14, 15, 16); 18 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27) sts for each shoulder seam.

Bind off center Back 14 (16, 18, 20); 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts.



SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 20 (22, 24, 24); 28 (28, 30, 30, 30, 30) sts.

Work in St st for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows, then in k1, p1 rib for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows.

Change to larger needles.

Work in St st, inc 1 st each edge of second RS row, then every 4th row 9 (10, 10, 11); 12 (13, 13, 14, 15, 16) more times - 42 (44, 46, 48); 54 (56, 58, 60, 62, 66) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 11 (12, 13, 14) in.; 16 (17, 17, 18, 18, 18) in.

from beg or desired length.

Bind off loosely.



HOOD
With RS facing and larger needles, pick up and k 32 (34, 38, 42); 46 (50, 54, 58, 62, 66) sts around neck, starting at right side of neck and leaving center 6 (8, 10, 12); 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts free.

Work in St st for 8 1/4 (9, 9 1/4, 10) in.; 12 (12, 12, 13, 13, 14) in., inc 10 (10, 8, 6); 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 4) sts evenly spaced across first row - 42 (44, 46, 48); 52 (56, 60, 64, 68, 70) sts around neck.

Placing half of Hood sts on second needle, work 3-needle bind off across Hood top seam.


Facing edging With RS facing and smaller needle, pick up approximately 55 (57, 59, 61); 67 (67, 67, 73, 73, 77) sts around front edge of Hood.

Work in k1, p1 rib for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8) rows.

Work in St st for 4 (4, 4, 4); 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8) rows.

Bind off loosely on last row with larger needle.

Sew rib/roll Front at center neck, overlapping center fronts (left over right for male; right over left for female).



FINISHING
Mark 6 1/4 (7, 7 1/4, 8) in.; 9 (9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4, 11, 11 1/4) in.

down from each shoulder seam.

Sew Sleeves to body between these markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

At roll edge of Sleeves and body, reverse seam to RS for neater roll.

Weave in ends.



Optional
Faux ties (make 2) With smaller dpn or circular needles, cast on 3 sts.

Work 18 rows in I-cord (*k 3 sts, slide sts to other end of dpn or circular needles and pulling yarn across back of work; rep from *).

Last row K 3 sts tog and fasten off.

Weave cast-on yarn end into cord and tie overhand knot at cast-on end of cord.

Attach a tie at each side of center front of hood.



Pocket With smaller needles, cast on 17 sts.

Work in St st for 4 rows.

Work in k1, p1 rib for 4 rows.

Change to larger needle.

Work in St st until pocket measures 6 (6 1/4, 6 1/4, 7) in.; 10 (10, 12, 12, 12, 12) in.

from beg.

Change to smaller needles.

Work in k1, p1 rib for 4 rows.

Work in St st for 4 rows.

Bind off loosely.

Place pocket on center front and neatly sew in place.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
ssk = slip, slip, knit
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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