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Weekend Hoodie
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 80979AD This hooded sweatshirt is available in children's and adult's sizes, so you can make it for the whole family.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE:
Child's 2 (4, 6-8, 10-12); Adult's S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) Finished chest 26 (29, 32, 35) in [66 (73.5, 81.5, 89) cm]; 38 (41, 45, 49, 53, 57) in. [96.5 (104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5, 145) cm] Note: 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

790-406 Homespun Yarn: Ocean

'Painterly' color Soft white, true blue, soft green, and dusty purple


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GAUGE:
12 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger 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.

With third needle knit tog one st from each needle; *knit tog one st from each needle, 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.



PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib (worked over even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Rep Row 1 for K1, p1 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS
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 (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 15 1/2 (16 1/2, 17 1/2, 18 1/2) in.

[39.5 (42, 44.5, 47) cm]; 24 (25 1/2, 27, 27 1/2, 29, 30 1/2) in.

[61, 65, 68.5, 70, 73.5, 77.5) cm] from beg or desired length.

Place all sts on holder.
FRONT
Work same as Back until piece measures 13 1/2 (14 1/2, 15 1/2, 16 1/2) in.

[34.5 (37, 39.5, 42) cm]; 22 (23 1/2, 25, 25 1/2, 27, 28 1/2) in.

[56 (60, 63.5, 65, 68.5, 72.5) cm] 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 (by working k2tog 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 (by knitting into front and then back of 2nd and next to last sts), 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.

[28 (30.5, 33, 35.5) cm]; 16 (17, 17, 18, 18, 18) in.

[40.5 (43, 43, 46, 46, 46) cm] from beg or desired length.

Bind off loosely.
FINISHING
Mark 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 8) in.

[16.5, 18, 19, 20) cm]; 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) in.

[23 (24, 25.5, 27, 28, 29) cm] down from each shoulder seam.

Sew Sleeves to body between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

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


Hood
With RS facing and larger needles, pick up and k 42 (44, 46, 48); 52 (56, 60, 64, 68, 70) sts around neck, starting at right side of neck.

Work in St st for 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10) in.

[21.5 (23, 24, 25.5) cm ]; 12 (12, 12, 13, 13, 14) in.

[30.5 (30.5, 30.5, 33, 33, 35.5) cm].

Place half of Hood sts on a second needle and work 3-needle bind off across Hood top seam.
Facing edging
With RS facing and smaller needle, pick up about 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).
Weave in ends.



Faux ties (make 2) With smaller dpn, cast on 3 sts.

Work 18 rows in I-cord (*k 3 sts, slide sts to other end of dpn or circular needle 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.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
lp(s) = loop(s)
MC = main color
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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