Lion Brand Amazing Colorplay Hoodie

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Amazing Colorplay Hoodie

Soft, lusciously lightweight, machine washable, easily creates dazzling, tweed striped designs -- yep, the yarn used to make Lion Brand's Colorplay Hoodie is called Amazing for a reason. Your little one will be incredibly warm (and cute) in this colorful, knitted hooded cardigan sweater.

Use a gauge of 18 sts and 32 rows (about 4 inch) in Garter St (k every row) to knit a hoodie that measures 19-1/2 (21-1/4, 23, 25)" in Finished Chest and 9-1/2 (10, 11, 12)" in Finished Length. Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you fewer stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Pattern is written for 6 months size with changes for larger sizes (1 year, 2-3 years and 4 years) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to the size you are making. You will need 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins of yarn to make this hoodie.
  • 2
    Body: Cast on 88 (96, 104, 112) sts.
    Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 4-1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6)" from beg, end with a RS row.
    Divide for Fronts and Back
    Next Row:
    K23 (25, 27, 29) sts and place these sts on a holder for Left Front; k42 (46, 50, 54) sts and place these sts on a second holder for Back, k rem 23 (25, 27, 29) sts for Right Front.
  • 3
    Right Front: Continue in Garter st on Right Front sts only until Right Front measures 7-1/2 (8, 9, 10)" from beg, end with a WS row.
    Next Row (Buttonhole Row):K3, yarn over, knit 2 sts together, k to end of row. Knit 7 rows, then rep Buttonhole Row.Next Row:Knit.
    Shape Neck:
    Next Row (RS):
    Bind off 12 (14, 16, 18) sts, k to end of row. Work even in Garter st over rem 11 sts until Right Front measures 9-1/2 (10, 11, 12)" from beg. Bind off.
  • 4
    Back:
    Transfer sts for Back from holder onto needle. Join yarn and work even in Garter st until Back measures same as Right Front. Bind off.
  • 5
    Left Front:
    Transfer sts for Left Front from holder onto needle. Join yarn and work even in Garter st until Left Front measures 8-3/4 (9-1/4, 10-1/4, 11-1/4)" from beg, end with a RS row.
  • 6
    Shape Neck
    Next Row (WS):
    Bind off 12 (14, 16, 18) sts, k to end of row. Work even in Garter st over rem 11 sts until Left Front measures same as Back. Bind off.
  • 7
    Sleeve (make 2):
    Cast on 25 (25, 27, 29) sts.
    Work 3 (4, 5, 6) rows in Garter st.Next (Inc) Row:K1, kfb of next st, k to last 2 sts, kfb of next st, k1 – 27 (27, 29, 31) sts at end of row. Rep last 4 (5, 6, 7) rows 7 (8, 8, 9) more times – 41 (43, 45, 49) sts when all incs have been completed. Work even in Garter st until Sleeve measures 6 (7, 8, 10)" from beg. Bind off.
  • 8
    Hood:
    Cast on 68 (72, 77, 81) sts. Work in Garter st until piece measures 6 (6-1/2, 7, 8)" from beg. Bind off.
  • 9
    Tassel:
    Wrap yarn around 3" piece of cardboard 20 times. Cut a 20" length of yarn and thread into large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. With crochet hook, chain remaining length of tied strand for about 4". Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Cut a piece of yarn 6 inch long and wrap tightly around loops 1" below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely; thread ends onto needle and weave ends to center of Tassel. Thread crocheted chain to inside of Hood and knot to secure. Trim Tassel ends evenly.
  • 10
    Finishing:Sew shoulder seams. Sew Sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves. Fold Hood in half and seam bound-off edge for back of Hood. Sew Hood to neck edge. With sewing needle and thread, sew buttons to Left Front, opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.
  • 11
    Download the template, if needed, for the patterns.
    Abbreviations:
    Beg = Begin(ning)
    Inc = Increas(e)(ing)(s)
    K = Knit
    Kfb (knit into front and back) =Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased
    Kfb (knit into front and back) =Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increasedRem = Remain(ing)
    Rep = Repeat
    RS = Right side
    St(s) = Stitch(es)
    WS = Wrong side

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Lion Brand Amazing Yarn Pink Sands (see step 1 for number of skeins), Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 9/5.5 mm, Lion Brand Crochet Hook Size H-8/5.0 mm, Lion Brand Stitch Holder 3 pc. & Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc.
  • •Two Buttons Approximately 1/2 inch in Diameter, Sewing Needle & Coordinating Thread & 3 inch Piece of Cardboard
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