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Hooded Sweatshirt
Lion Brand® Cotton Thick & Quick
Pattern Number: kkctq-sweatshirt

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Child 4, Child 7-8, Child 11-12, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished chest/bust: 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

720-108 Cotton Thick & Quick Yarn: Morning Glory Blue (discontinued) DiscontinuedA faster, easier cotton yarn because it's a super chunky weight, and it comes in same wonderful colors as worsted weight Kitchen Cotton (Art. No. 760). 100% Pure Cotton in a super chunky yarn that works up quickly and easily. Solids: 7 oz. balls. Multi-colors: 6 oz. balls. Solid colors of Cotton Thick & Quick have 92 yards, 79 yards for multi-colors

Gauge:
Knit: 9 St st and 12 rows = 4" on size 13 needles
Crochet: 8 sc and 10 rows = 4" on size K hook
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.96
Alternative Quantity: (4, 5; 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
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GAUGE:
9 sts + 12 rows = 4" in St st with size 11 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.

NOTES:
3-needle bind off: *With right sides together, hold two needles together, with third needle knit 2 stitches together, one st from front and one st from back needle; rep from * once, then pass stitch worked first over second as to bind off.

Rep this procedure until seam is completed.

Fasten off.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER

BACK:

With smaller needles, cast on 33 (37, 40; 43, 47, 51, 57, 60, 65) 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 11 (12, 13; 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21) sts on each shoulder sts on spare needles or holders, bind off center 11 (13, 14; 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23) sts for Back neck.

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 14 (15, 16; 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and loosely bind off center 5 (7, 8; 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17) sts, k 14 (15, 16; 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24) 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 on next RS row.

Work even until same length as Back to shoulder.

Place rem 11 (12, 13; 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21) sts on each shoulder on spare needles or holders.

Join shoulders with 3-needle bind off.

SLEEVES:

With smaller needles, cast on 17 (19, 19; 21, 21, 23, 23, 23, 23) sts.

Work in St st, then.

in k 1, p 1 rib same as for Back and Front from ** to **.

Change to larger needles.

Work in St st, inc 1 st each edge of second RS row, then every 4th row 7 (7, 8; 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) more times -- 33 (35, 37; 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51) 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 30 (32, 34; 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 56) sts around neck, starting at right side of neck and leaving center 5 (7, 8; 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17) sts free.

Work in St st for 9 (9 1/4, 10; 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14)".

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 41 (43, 45; 51, 51, 51, 57, 57, 63 ) sts around front edge of hood.

Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 3 rows.

Work in St st for 4 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 seams.

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.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
p3tog = purl 3 together
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
p = purl
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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