Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Striped Hoodie
Lion Brand® Cupcake®
Pattern Number: 70333AD An adorable cardigan with stripes and a hood!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE:
3-6 months (12-18 months, 2 years, 4 years)
Finished Chest 19 1/2 (21 1/2, 23, 25) in. (49.5 (54.5, 58.5, 63.5) cm)
Finished Length 9 1/2 (10, 11, 12) in. (24 (25.5, 28, 30.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

460-141 Cupcake® Yarn: Pink Lemonade Bright pink
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Note: (A)

460-191 Cupcake: Violet Magenta purple
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460-144 Cupcake® Yarn: Sugarplum Soft lavender
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
3 in. (7.5 cm) piece of cardboard
2 buttons 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE:
18 sts + 40 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row).
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Sweater is worked in one piece to armholes, then divided for fronts and back.


INSTRUCTIONS
COLOR SEQUENCE

Knit 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 4 rows with A, 2 rows with C, 8 rows with A, 8 rows with B. Rep these 26 rows for Color Sequence.


BODY

With A, cast on 88 (96, 104, 112) sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Continue in Garter st (k every row) and Color Sequence until piece measures 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6) in. (11.5 (12. 5, 14, 15) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Divide for Fronts and Back

Next Row (WS): K23 (25, 27, 29) sts and sl to holder for Left Front, k 42 (46, 50, 54) sts and sl to a holder for Back, k remaining 23 (25, 27, 29) sts for Right Front.

Right Front

Continue in Garter st and Color Sequence on Right Front sts only for 3 (3, 3 1/2, 4) in. (7.5 (7.5, 9, 10) cm more, end with a WS row.

Next (Buttonhole) Row (RS): Sl 1, k2, yarn over, k 2 sts together (buttonhole), k to end of row.

Continue in Garter st and Color Sequence for 9 rows then rep Buttonhole Row. Knit one more row (WS).

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): Bind off 12 (13, 16, 17) sts, k to end of row.

Knit 2 rows. Bind off.

Back

Transfer sts for Back from holder back to needle. Join yarn and work even in Garter st and Color Sequence until Back measures same as Right Front. Bind off.

Left Front

Transfer sts for Left Front from holder back to needle. Join yarn and work as for Right Front, reversing shaping and omitting buttonholes.

SLEEVE (make 2)

With A, cast on 23 (23, 25, 27) sts. Working in Garter st and Color Sequence, increase 1 st each edge every 4 (4, 5, 6) rows 11 (11, 12, 13) times - 45 (45, 49, 53) sts.

Work even in Garter st and Color Sequence until Sleeve measures 6 (7, 8, 10) in. (15 (18, 20.5, 25.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.
HOOD

With A, cast on 68 (72, 77, 81) sts. Work in Garter st and Color Sequence until piece measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 8) in. (15 (16.5, 18, 20.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.
FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams. Sew Sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves. Fold Hood in half and seam bound-off edge for back of Hood. Sew Hood to neck edge. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.

Tassel

Wrap C around cardboard 20 times. Cut a 20 in. (51 cm) length of C and thread into large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Trim ends evenly.

With crochet hook, chain remaining length of tied strand for about 4 in. (10 cm). Fasten off. Thread chain to inside of Hood and knot to secure.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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