I took a few picturess of the hoodie I’m working on desperately trying to finish right now. (really need to mess with the settings on this camera so I can get good indoor pictures).
I started to knit this in one piece, with the 2 fronts and back joined. When I got past the ribbing I decided that the resulting fabric was too flimsy and needed the stability of side seams.
I also went down a size on the needles, using 6′s and 8′s rather than 7′s and 9′s to make the fabric a bit tighter and also the garment in whole a bit smaller.
This yellow is beautiful and my granddaughter can wear yellow. But knowing that she’s a typical pre-teen girl, I didn’t use expensive yarn, but a nice worsted weight from Caron (Simply Soft, in Soft Yellow). I like this particular yarn, machine washable and dryable, which when knitting for a kid, it’s the only way to go!
This pattern I didn’t like so much. The cables were fun and there wasn’t any funky shaing, basically a knit it in the dark kind of project. But I’ve never knit saddle sleeves and have decided that I don’t like them. Maybe when its all said and done they will redeem themselves, but as of right now, I still prefer the good old raglans. The hood is knit in two identical pieces and they’re almost done. Then binding, zipper ( which might not be fun as I don’t work or play well with zippers – hmm not to late to do buttonholes..), sew it together, weave in ends, block it and send it on its way. I do love me a cuddly warm hoodie. I think the next hoodie pattern I do will be the wonderful wallaby, have heard lots and lots of good things about that one.

I scared up a few free hoodie patterns for you.
http://www.nakedsheep.com/cototohofrkn.html (toddler) 
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyswehoodie.htm (baby)

Fronts of sweater. Joined to the back at the ribbing.

Back of sweater, not blocked, or stretched out, or even really adjusted to look like a sweater!Close up of this cable pattern
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By Terrye


1 Comment so far

  1. Pat Kelly on August 24, 2008 2:22 pm

    I love the hoodie, especially the yellow color yarn. I am not a great knitter. I mostly crochet, but I’m in the process of making the wonderful wallaby for my 5 yr. old granddaughter. It’s made in the round. I was doing fine, until I got to the front pocket half way up the sweater. Hope I can figure it out before she’s going to college, instead of kindergarten.

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