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Hooded Knitted Sweater
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: khs-hoodsweater

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Child 4, Child 7-8, Child 11-12, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished chest: 29 (32, 35; 38, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57)".
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

790-320 Homespun Yarn: Regency 'Painterly' color Soft teal and gray
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Alternative Quantity: (2, 3; 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95

Additional Materials
(NOTE: Additional yarn is needed for optional ties and pocket).
GAUGE:
12 sts = 4"; 18 rows = 4" in St st with size 10 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



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

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

Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 4 (4, 4; 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows.

Change to larger needles.

Work in St st until piece meas 16 1/4 (17 1/4, 18 1/4; 24, 25 1/4, 27, 27 1/4, 29, 30 1/4)" from beg or desired length.

Place all sts on spare needle or holder.

FRONT: Work same as Back until piece meas 14 1/4 (15 1/4, 16 1/4; 22, 23 1/4, 25, 25 1/4, 27, 28 1/4)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck: Next row (RS): K 18 (19, 20; 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and loosely bind off center 8 (10, 12; 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts, k 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-ndl bind off on 14 (15, 16; 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27) sts for each shoulder seam.

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

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

Work in St st for 4 (4, 4; 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows, then in k 1, p 1 rib for 8 rows.

Change to larger needles.

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

Work even until Sleeve meas 12 (13, 14; 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18)" from beg or desired length.

Bind off loosely.

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

Work in St st for 9 (9 1/4, 10; 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14)", inc 10 (8, 6; 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 4) sts evenly spaced across first row-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 approx 57 (59, 61; 67, 67, 67, 73, 73, 77) sts around front edge of hood.

Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 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 7 (7 1/4, 8; 9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4, 11, 11 1/4)" 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 * for 18 rows).

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 needlels, cast on 17 sts.

Work in St st for 4 rows.

Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 4 rows.

Change to larger needle.

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

Change to smaller needles.

Work in k 1, p 1 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)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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