HUGS STRIPED HOODIE

Hugs Striped Hoodie Project

Level: Intermediate

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • "Bella Baby" Hugs 50g x 2 (3-3-3) balls 1st Contrast (C1) Rose, 2 balls 2nd Contrast (C2) Peach, 2 balls 3rd Contrast (C3) Lilac and 2 balls 4th Contrast (C4) Cream.
  • 1 pair each 6mm and 5mm knitting needles or sizes required to give correct tension
  • 3 stitch holders.
  • 5 buttons.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure.

SIZE

Fits Underarm (cm): 53 (1 years), 55 (2 years), 58 (3 years), 60 (4 years)
Actual Size (approx) cm: 56 (1 years), 61 (2 years), 64 (3 years), 66 (4 years)
Length (approx) cm: 34 (1 years), 38 (2 years), 41 (3 years), 42 (4 years)
Sleeve Length (approx) cm: 22 (1 years), 24 (2 years), 26 (3 years), 26 (4 years)

TENSION

16 sts x 20 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 6mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 5mm needles and C1, cast on 47 (51-53-55) sts.

Knit 5 rows garter st (1st row is WS).

Change to 6mm needles.

Beg Stripe Patt -

Work 16 rows stocking st beg with a knit row, in stripes of 4 rows C2, 4 rows C3, 4 rows C4 and 4 rows C1.

Last 16 rows form stripe patt for rem.

Work a further 24 (28-32-32) rows stripe patt.

Shape Raglan Armholes -

Keeping stripe patt correct, cast off 2 sts at each end of next 2 rows ... 43 (47-49-51) sts.

Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 23 (25-25-23) sts rem, then in every row until 13 (15-15-17) sts rem.

Leave rem sts on a stitch-holder for hood.


LEFT FRONT

Using 5mm needles and C1, cast on 23 (25-27-29) sts.

Work as for Back to .

Shape Raglan Armhole -

Keeping stripe patt correct, cast off 2 sts at beg of next row ... 21 (23-25-27) sts.

Dec one st at beg (raglan edge) in every foll alt row until 13 (14-15-16) sts rem.

Shape Neck -

1st row (WS) - Cast off 2 (3-3-3) sts, purl to end ... 11 (11-12-13) sts.

Dec one st at raglan edge (beg) of next row, then in every foll alt 1 (1-1-2) time/s, then at same edge in every row 5 (5-5-3) times, AT SAME TIME dec one st at neck edge (end) of next row, then in foll alt (alt-every-every) row 1 (1-2-4) more time/s ... 2 sts.

Next row - K2tog. Fasten off.


RIGHT FRONT

Using 5mm needles and C1, cast on 23 (25-27-29) sts.

Work as for Back to .

Work 1 row.

Shape Raglan Armhole -

Keeping stripe patt correct, cast off 2 sts at beg of next row ... 21 (23-25-27) sts.

Dec one st at end (raglan edge) in next row, then in every foll alt row until 14 (15-16-17) sts rem.

Work 1 row.

Shape Neck -

1st row (RS) - Cast off 2 (3-3-3) sts, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog ... 11 (11-12-13) sts.

Dec one st at end (raglan edge) of every foll alt 2 (2-2-3) times, then at same edge in every row 5 (5-5-3) times, AT SAME TIME dec one st at neck edge (beg) of every foll alt row 2 (2-1-1) time/s, then at same edge in every row 0 (0-2-4) times ... 2 sts.

Next row - K2tog. Fasten off.


SLEEVES

Using 5mm needles and C1, cast on 25 (27-27-29) sts.

Knit 5 rows garter st (1st row is WS).

Change to 6mm needles.

Beg Stripe Patt -

Work 40 (44-48-48) rows in stripes as for Back, inc one st at each end of 5th row, then in every foll 4th (6th-4th-4th) row 2 (4-1-1) time/s, then in every foll 6th (8th-6th-6th) row 3 (1-5-5) time/s, thus ending with same stripe row as for Back to armholes ... 37 (39-41-43) sts.

Shape Raglan -

Keeping stripe patt correct, cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 33 (35-37-39) sts.

Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 11 sts rem, then in every row until 5 sts rem.

Leave rem 5 sts on a stitch-holder for hood.


RIGHT SIDE OF HOOD

Using mattress st, join raglan seams, noting that tops of sleeves for part of neckline and matching stripes. With RS facing, using 6mm needles and C1, knit up 12 sts evenly along right side of neck, knit across 5 sts from right sleeve stitch-holder, then knit across 7 (8-8-9) sts from back neck stitch-holder ... 24 (25-25-26) sts.

Work 3 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.

Working in stripe patt correct as for Back (beg with C2 stripe), inc one st at end of next row, then at same edge in every foll 18th (12th-8th-8th) row until there are 27 (29-31-32) sts.

Work a further 11 rows, thus ending with a complete C1 (C1-C2-C2) stripe.

Cast off loosely.


LEFT SIDE OF HOOD

With RS facing, using 6mm needles and C1, knit across rem 6 (7-7-8) sts from back stitch-holder - inc in first st, knit across 5 sts from left sleeve stitch-holder, then knit up 12 sts evenly along left front neck ... 24 (25-25-26) sts.

Work 3 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.

Working in stripe patt as for Back (beg with C2 stripe), inc one st at beg of next row, then at same edge in every foll 18th (12th-8th-8th) row until there are 27 (29-31-32) sts.

Work a further 11 rows, thus ending with a complete C1 (C1-C2-C2) stripe.

Cast off loosely.


RIGHT FRONT BAND

Using 5mm needles and C1, knit up 88 (96-100-104) sts evenly along right front edge and face edge of hood.

Knit 3 rows garter st (1st row is WS).

4th row (RS) - K4, cast off 2 sts, K8 (10-11-12) including st left on needle after cast off, cast off 2 sts, rep from 3 times more, knit to end.

5th row - Knit to last 36 (44-48-52) sts, turn, cast on 2 sts, turn, K8 (10-11-12), turn, cast on 2 sts, turn, rep from 3 more times, K4 ... 5 buttonholes.

Knit 2 rows garter st.

Cast off loosely knitways on WS.


LEFT FRONT BAND

Using 5mm needles and C1, knit up 88 (96-100-104) sts evenly along face edge of hood and left front edge.

Knit 6 rows garter st (1st row is WS).

Cast off loosely knitways on WS.


FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st, join side and sleeve seams matching stripes. Join hood seam. Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

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