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Unisex Hoodie
Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern Number: L10686

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
0-6 months (6-9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months) Finished Chest 20 (22, 23 1/2, 24, 26) in. (51 (56, 59.5, 61, 66) cm) Finished Length 10 (11 1/2, 13, 13, 14) in. (25.5 (29, 33, 33, 35.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

821-133 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Saffron

Burnt orange


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Note: (A)

821-174 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Olive

Deep green


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821-158 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Limoncello

Muted beige-yellow


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821-126 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Cacao

Deep chocolate brown


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821-172 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Green Tea

Medium yellow-green


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
One button, about 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
20 sts + 28 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.

NOTES:
1.

Hoodie is worked in 5 pieces: Back, 2 Fronts and 2 Sleeves.

2.

Back, Fronts, and Sleeves are each worked separately, beg at lower edge.

3.

Sts for hood are picked up around neck edge after Hoodie is assembled.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With A, cast on 50 (54, 57, 60, 66) sts.

Work in Garter st (k every row) for 6 rows.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 8 (10, 12, 12, 14) rows.

Change to B and work in St st for 14 (16, 18, 18, 20) rows.

Change to C and work in St st for 14 (16, 18, 18, 20) rows.

Change to D and work in St st for 14 (16, 18, 18, 20) rows.

Change to E and work in St st for 14 (16, 18, 18, 20) rows.

Bind off.
LEFT FRONT With D, cast on 25 (27, 29, 30, 33) sts.

Work in Garter st for 6 rows.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st for 8 (10, 12, 12, 24) rows.

Change to E and work in St st for 14 (16, 18, 18, 20) rows.

Change to A and work in St st for 14 (16, 18, 18, 20) rows.

Change to C and work in St st for 14 (16, 18, 18, 20) rows.

Change to B and work in St st for 3 (5, 7, 7, 9) rows.

Note: The last row you work will be a RS row.

Shape Neck Row 1 (WS): With B, bind off 4 sts, p to end of row – 21 (23, 25, 26, 29) sts at the end of this row.

Rows 2 and 4: Knit.

Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row – 18 (20, 22, 23, 26) sts.

Row 5: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row – 16 (18, 20, 21, 24) sts.

Row 6: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 15 (17, 19, 20, 23) sts.

Row 7: P1, p2tog, p to end of row – 14 (16, 18, 19, 22) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures same as Back.

Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT Work same as Left Front until you have completed the 'C' stripe.

Change to B and work in St st for 4(6, 8, 8, 10) rows.

Shape Neck Row 1 (RS): With B, bind off 4 sts, k to end of row – 21 (23, 25, 26, 29) sts.

Rows 2 and 4: Purl.

Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row – 18 (20, 22, 23, 26) sts.

Row 5: Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row – 16 (18, 20, 21, 24) sts.

Row 6: P to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 – 15 (17, 19, 20, 23) sts.

Row 7: K1, k2tog, k to end of row – 14 (16, 18, 19, 22) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures same as Back.

Bind off.
LEFT SLEEVE Left Sleeve Color Sequence: Work 6 rows with B, 4 rows with A, 4 rows with E, 4 rows with C, then change to D for the rem of the Sleeve.

With B, cast on 25 (30, 30, 34, 36) sts.

Work in Garter st for 6 rows.

Change to A and continue to change color as in Left Sleeve color sequence.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st for 4 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 – 27 (32, 32, 36, 38) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (1, 3, 1, 1) more time(s) – 39 (34, 38, 38, 40) sts when all increases have been completed.

Rep Increase Row – 41 (36, 40, 40, 42) sts.

Work in St st for 3 rows.

Rep Increase Row – 43 (38, 42, 42, 44) sts.

Rep last 4 rows 1 (6, 7, 7, 8) more times – 45 (50, 56, 56, 60) sts when all increases have been completed.

Work even in St st until piece measures 6 (7, 8, 9, 12) in.

(15 (18, 20.

5, 23, 30.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.



RIGHT SLEEVE Right Sleeve Color Sequence: Work 6 rows with D, 4 rows with A, 4 rows with E, 4 rows with C, then change to B for the rem of the Sleeve.

With D, cast on 25 (30, 30, 34, 36) sts.

Work in Garter st for 6 rows.

Change to A and continue to change color as in Right Sleeve color sequence.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st for 4 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 – 27 (32, 32, 36, 38) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (1, 3, 1, 1) more time(s) – 39 (34, 38, 38, 40) sts when all increases have been completed.

Rep Increase Row – 41 (36, 40, 40, 42) sts.

Work in St st for 3 rows.

Rep Increase Row – 43 (38, 42, 42, 44) sts.

Rep last 4 rows 1 (6, 7, 7, 8) more times – 45 (50, 56, 56, 60) sts when all increases have been completed.

Work even in St st until piece measures 6 (7, 8, 9, 12) in.

(15 (18, 20.5, 23, 30.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.
FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Measure and place markers 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 6) in.

(11.5 (12.5, 14, 14, 15) cm) down from shoulders on Front and Back.

Sew tops of Sleeves between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Note: For the hood and the front bands, you will be picking up sts along an edge of the Hoodie The st counts in the pattern are those used by the designer – you may find that you need to pick up a few more or a few less sts.



Hood With RS facing, join A at Right Front neck edge, pick up and k18 sts evenly spaced across Right Front neck edge, pick up and k24 sts evenly spaced across Back neck edge, pick up and k18 sts evenly spaced across Left Front neck edge – 60 sts.

Work in St st for 15 rows.

Change to E and work in St st for 2 rows.

Change to B and work in St st for 2 rows.

Change to C and work in St st for 2 rows.

Change to A and work in St st for 20 (24, 24, 26, 30) rows.

Shape Top of Hood Row 1 (RS): K30, join a second ball of A, k30.

Work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.

Row 2: P across first side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, p to end of row.

Row 3: K across first side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, k to end of row – 29 sts on each side.

Rows 4–7: Rep last 2 rows 2 more times – 27 sts rem on each side.

Row 8: P across first side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of row.

Row 9: K across first side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of row – 25 sts on each side.

Row 10: P across first side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, p to end of row.

Row 11: K across first side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, k to end of row – 22 sts on each side.

Bind off.

Sew bound off edges to create top of hood.



Frontband With RS facing, join D at lower edge of Right Front, pick up and k42 (46, 56, 56, 62) sts evenly spaced along Right Front edge, pick up and k34 (38, 38, 42, 44) sts across right Hood edge, pick up and k34 (38, 38, 42, 44) sts across left Hood edge, pick up and k42 (46, 56, 56, 62) sts evenly spaced along Left Front edge – 152 (168, 188, 196, 212) sts.

Place marker on one front edge for buttonhole.

(Place the marker on the Right Front edge for a girl's Hoodie and on the Left Front edge of a boy's Hoodie.) Knit 3 rows.

Buttonhole Row (RS): K to marker, k2tog, yarn over (for buttonhole), k to end of row.

Knit 3 more rows.

Bind off.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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