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BABY BLISS 8PLY HOODIE

Baby Bliss 8ply Hoodie Project

Level: Intermediate

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 'Bella Baby' Baby Bliss Merino 8ply: 9 (9-10-11) 50g balls.
  • 1 pair 4mm knitting needles or size required to give correct tension.
  • 3 stitch-holders A spare needle.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure.

 

MEASUREMENTS

YEARS

2

4

6

8

Fits underarm

cm

55

60

65

70

Actual size at underarm

cm

75

80

85

90

Length

cm

38

42

45

49

Sleeve length

cm

8

9

10

11

 

TENSION

22 sts x 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4mm needles

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 4mm needles, cast on 85 (89-95-101) sts.

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

Work in stocking st (beg with a knit row), until work measures 19 (21-23-25) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

BEG SLEEVES

Cast on 18 (20-22-24) sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 121 (129-139-149) sts.

Cont in stocking st until work measures 19 (20-22-24) cm from beg of sleeves, ending with a puHrl row.

SHAPE TOP OF SLEEVE AND SHOULDERS

Cast off 18 (20-22-24) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 14 (15-16-17) sts at beg of foll 2 rows, then 13 (14-15-17) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Leave rem 31 (31-33-33) sts on a stitch - holder for Hood.

LEFT FRONT

Using 4mm needles, cast on 43 (45-49-51) sts.

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

BEG PATT

1st row (RS) - Knit.

2nd row - K4, P17 (18-20-21), K2, P1, K2, P17 (18-20-21).

Last 2 rows form patt.

Cont in patt until work measures 5 (6-6-7) cm from beg, working last row on WS.

DIVIDE FOR POCKET

Next row (RS) - K20 (21-23-24), turn, cast on 19 (20-22-23) sts for pocket lining, turn, knit to end ... 39 (41-45-47) sts.

Cont on these 39 (41-45-47) sts for left side of left front and pocket lining.

Next row (WS) - P20 (21-23-24), K2, P17 (18-20-21).

Keeping 2 garter sts correct, cont until work measures 8 (9-10-12) cm from beg of pocket, working last row on RS.

Next row (WS) - Cast off 19 (20-22-23) sts, P1, K2, P17 (18-20-21).

Leave these sts on a spare needle.

With RS facing, join yarn to rem sts, knit to end.

Cont on these 23 (24-26-27) sts for right side of pocket opening.

Next row (WS) - K4, P17 (18-20-21), K2.

Next row - Knit.

Rep last 2 rows until work measures 8 (9-10-12) cm from beg of pocket opening working

last row on WS. Break off yarn,

Slip sts left on spare needle onto same needle so RS is facing for next row ... 43 (45-49-51) sts.

Cont in patt for rem, until work measures 19 (21-23-25) cm from beg, working last row on WS.

BEG SLEEVE

Cast on 18 (20-22-24) sts, knit to end ... 61 (65-71-75) sts.

Keeping patt correct, cont until there are 15 (15-17-17) rows less than Back to beg of Sleeve and Shoulder shaping.

SHAPE NECK

1st row (WS) - K4, slip these sts onto a stitch-holder and leave for Hood Band, cast off next 4 (4-5-5) sts, patt to end ... 53 (57-62-66) sts.

Keeping patt correct, dec one st at neck edge in every row until 50 (54-59-63) sts rem, then in every foll alt row until 45 (49 - 53-58) sts rem.

Work 1 (1-1-3) row/s patt.

SHAPE TOP OF SLEEVE AND SHOULDER

Cast off 18 (20-22-24) sts at beg of next row, then 14 (15-16-17) sts at beg of foll alt row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 13 (14-15-17) sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Using 4mm needles, cast on 43 (45-49-51) sts.

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

BEG PATT

1st row (RS) - Knit.

2nd row - P17 (18-20-21), K2, P1, K2, P17 (18-20-21), K4.

Last 2 rows form patt.

Cont in patt until work measures 5 (6-6-7) cm from beg, working last row on WS.

DIVIDE FOR POCKET

Next row (RS) - K23 (24-26-27, turn.

Cont on these 23 (24-26-27) sts for right side of pocket opening.

Next row (WS) - K2, P17 (18-20-21), K4.

Next row - Knit.

Rep last 2 rows until work measures 8 (9-10-12) cm from beg of pocket opening working last row on RS. Break off yarn.

With RS facing, join yarn to rem sts.

Next row (RS) - Cast on 19 (20-22-23) sts, knit to end ... 39 (41-45-47) sts.

Cont on these 39 (41-45-47) sts for right side of right front and pocket lining.

Next row (WS) - P17 (18-20-21). K2, P20 (21-23-24).

Keeping 2 garter sts correct, cont until work measures 8 (9-10-12) cm from beg of pocket, working last row on WS.

Next row (RS) - Cast off 19 (20-22-23) sts, P1, K19 (20-22-23).

Slip sts left on spare needle onto same needle so RS is facing for next row ... 43 (45-49-51) sts.

Cont in patt for rem (1st row is WS), until work measures 19 (21-23-25) cm from beg, working last row on RS.

BEG SLEEVE

Cast on 18 (20-22-24) sts, patt to end ... 61 (65-71-75) sts.

Keeping patt correct, cont until there are 16 (16-18-18) rows less than Back to beg of Sleeve and Shoulder shaping.

SHAPE NECK

1st row (RS) - K4, slip these sts onto a stitch-holder and leave for Hood Band, cast off next 4 (4-5-5) sts, knit to end ... 53 (57-62-66) sts.

Work 1 row patt.

Keeping patt correct, dec one st at neck edge in every row until 50 (54-59-63) sts

rem, then in every foll alt row until 45 (49-53-58) sts rem.

Work 2 (2-2-4) row/s patt.

SHAPE TOP OF SLEEVE AND SHOULDER

Cast off 18 (20-22-24) sts at beg of next row, then 14 (15-16-17) sts at beg of foll alt row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 13 (14-15-17) sts.

RIGHT SIDE OF HOOD

Using mattress st, join top of sleeve and shoulder seams.

Using 4mm needles, slip 4 sts left on stitch-holder for Right Front onto right-hand needle, knit up 20 (20-23-23) sts evenly along right front neck to shoulder, then knit across first 15 (15-16-16) sts from back stitch-holder ... 39 (39-43-43) sts.

Next row (WS) - Purl to last 4 sts, K4.

Next row - Knit.

Last 2 rows form patt for rem.

Keeping patt correct, inc one st at end of 10th row, then at same edge in every foll 12th (12th-14th-14th) row until there are 43 (43-47-47) sts.

Cont without shaping until hood measures 22 (23-24-25) cm, working last row on RS.

SHAPE TOP

Keeping patt correct, cast off 3 sts at beg of next row, then in every foll alt row until 19 (19-23-23) sts rem.

Cast off rem sts.

LEFT SIDE OF HOOD

With RS facing and using 4mm needles, knit across rem sts from back neck stitch - holder as folls - K2tog, K14 (14-15-15), knit up 20 (20-23-23) sts evenly along left side of neck, then knit across 4 sts from Left Front stitch-holder ... 39 (39-43-43) sts.

Next row (WS) - K4, purl to end.

Next row - Knit.

Last 2 rows form patt for rem.

Keeping patt correct, inc one st at beg of 10th row, then at same edge in every foll 12th (12th-14th-14th) row until there are 43 (43-47-47) sts.

Cont without shaping until hood measures

22 (23-24-25) cm, working last row on WS.

SHAPE TOP

Keeping patt correct, cast off 3 sts at beg of next row, then in every foll alt row until 19 (19-23-23) sts rem.

Work 1 row. Cast off rem sts.

I CORDS (make 2)

Using 4mm needles, cast on 4 sts.

1st row (RS) - K4, slip these sts back onto left-hand needle for 2nd row.

2nd row - Pulling yarn firmly across back of work, K4.

Rep 2nd row until work measures 35cm from beg.

Pull yarn firmly across back of work. Cast off.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st, join side and sleeve seams. Join hood seam. Sew an i - cord to left and right front edges slightly below neck edge. Slip stitch pocket linings in position to WS of Fronts.

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