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Embroidered Hood
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky - Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: L0736 Our updated version of the ski-mask or balaclava is easy to wear with button closures on the front. Pull it up higher on your face for extra warmth. Customize it by embroidering flowers, random designs, or even initials! Designed by Kim Hamlin.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Fits 10 years-adult

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

630-127 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Walnut Dark, cool brown
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.58
Note: (A)

830-148 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Turquoise

Bright medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.49


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Spare knitting needle size 10.5 (6.5 mm) or slightly smaller, for 3-needle bind off 4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
13 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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.

NOTES:
1.

Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

2.

Button Flap and Buttonhole Flap are worked first, then stitches are cast on between the Flaps for front edge of the Hood.


INSTRUCTIONS



HOOD Button Flap With circular needle and A, cast on 20 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Working back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles, knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Rows 3 and 4: Knit.

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: Knit.

Rep last 6 rows 5 more times.

Cut yarn and sl sts to a st holder.



Buttonhole Flap With circular needle and A, cast on 20 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3 (Buttonhole Row): K4, yo, k2tog (buttonhole), k to last 5 sts, yo, k2tog (buttonhole), k3.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: Knit.

Rep Rows 1-6 of Button Flap (not Rows 1-6 of Buttonhole Flap) 5 more times.



Hood Row 1 (RS): Knit across sts of Buttonhole Flap, place marker (pm), cast on 50 sts for front edge of Hood, pm, knit across Button Flap sts from st holder – 90 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: P to first marker, slip marker (sm), *k1, p1; rep from * to next marker, sm, p to end of row.

Rows 3 and 4: K to first marker, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 5: P to first marker, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to next marker, sm, p to end of row.

Row 6: K to first marker, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 7 (Buttonhole Row): K4, yo, k2tog (buttobhole), k to 5 sts before first marker, yo, k2tog (buttonhole), k3, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Note: Continue to slip markers as you come to them.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: Knit.

Row 10: K to first marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 11: P to first marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, p to end of row.

Row 12: K to first marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 13: Knit.

Row 14: Purl.

Row 15: Knit.

Rep Rows 10–15 two more times.



Shape Back of Hood Row 1: K to first marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 2: P to first marker, sm, *k8, k2tog; rep from * to next marker, sm, p to end of row – 85 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: K to first marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 4: K to first marker, sm, *k7, k2tog; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row – 80 sts at the end of this row.

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: K to first marker, sm, *k6, k2tog; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row – 75 sts at the end of this row.

Row 7: K to first marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 8: P to first marker, sm, *k5, k2tog; rep from * to next marker, sm, p to end of row – 70 sts at the end of this row.

Row 9: K to first marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 10: K to first marker, sm, *k4, k2tog; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row – 65 sts at the end of this row.

Row 11: Purl.

Row 12: K to first marker, sm, *k3, k2tog; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row – 60 sts at the end of this row.

Row 13: K to first marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 14: P to first marker, sm, *k2, k2tog; rep from * to next marker, sm, p to end of row – 55 sts at the end of this row.

Row 15: K to first marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 16: K to first marker, sm, *k1, k2tog; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row – 50 sts at the end of this row.

Row 17: Purl.

Row 18: K to first marker, sm, *k2tog; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row – 45 sts at the end of this row.

Row 19: K to first marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Row 20: P to marker, remove marker.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail (at least 36 in.

(91.5 cm) long).

Thread tail onto large-eyed blunt needle and thread through next 5 sts to next marker (sl sts off needle as you thread them onto yarn tail) see photo #1, sm, purl to end of row.

Photo #1 Next Row: K to marker, remove marker.

Fold work so that WS is facing out and needles are parallel.

See photo #2.

Note: There should be 20 sts on each needle.

Photo shows piece with buttonholes already embroidered.

Photo #2 3-Needle Bind off: Hold both needles in one hand.

With spare needle, knit tog 1 st from each needle, *knit tog 1 st from each needle.

See photos #3 & #4.

Pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off; rep from * across.

Pull yarn tail through last st to secure.

Photo #3 Photo #4

FINISHING Note: Buttonhole st is embroidered around each buttonhole, to stabilize and to decorate.

Lazy Daisies with French knot centers are embroidered for decoration.

Buttonhole Embroidery Thread B onto blunt needle.

Work buttonhole stitch around each buttonhole.

See photos #5 & #6.

When you reach the first st, insert needle through to the wrong side of your work and fasten off.

Photo #5 Photo #6

Daisies Note: Embroider as many Daisies as desired onto Hood.

Lazy Daisy Embroidery Thread B onto blunt needle.

*Insert needle from WS to RS through Hood (center of daisy).

Insert needle from RS to WS in same spot, leaving a large loop of yarn on RS.

Insert needle back up, from WS to RS, through yarn loop and about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) away from center of daisy (tip of petal).

See photo #7.

Draw yarn through.

Insert needle, from RS to WS, just to the other side of the yarn loop.

See photo #8.

Draw yarn through to hold petal in place; rep from * 4 more times, evenly spacing the 5 petals around center of daisy.

See photos #9-11.

Fasten off on WS.

Photo #7 Photo #8 Photo #9 Photo #10 Photo #11

French Knot Centers Note: Embroider one French Knot in the center of each Daisy.

Thread B onto blunt needle.

Insert needle from WS to RS through center of daisy and draw through.

Wrap yarn around needle 2 or 3 times, then insert needle from RS to WS, close to where it emerged and draw through to WS.

Tighten knot.

Fasten off on WS.

Sew buttons to Button Flap, opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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