Perfect Posy Hoodie

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Perfect Posy Hoodie

designed by Marilyn Losee
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Measurements

6-9 mos
20 ins (51 cm)
10 ins (25 cm)
12 mos
22 ins (56 cm)
11 ins (27.5 cm)
18-24 mos
24 ins (61 cm)
12 ins (30.5 cm)
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The materials for this project cost $22.82

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Size:

  • 6-9 mos
  • 12 mos
  • 18-24 mos
Chest
20 ins (51 cm)
Length
10 ins (25 cm)

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Soft Pink, 9719Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Sage, 9705Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Orchid, 9717Edit Color
$0.00

Contrast D

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
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Aluminum Stitch Holder

3" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Split-ring stitch markers or waste yarn

The materials for this project cost $22.82

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Garter Stitch = Knit all rows when working back and forth; knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd when working in the rnd

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

RS = right side

Sl st = Slip stitch

st st = stockinette stitch

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest
6-9 mos 20 ins (51 cm)
12 mos 22 ins (56 cm)
18-24 mos 24 ins (61 cm)
Length
6-9 mos 10 ins (25 cm)
12 mos 11 ins (27.5 cm)
18-24 mos 12 ins (30.5 cm)

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes12 mos18-24 mos 
Main Color (MC)
Soft Pink (9719)
111
Contrast A
Sage (9705)
111
Contrast B
()
111
Contrast C
Orchid (9717)
11
Contrast D
()
11

GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch, using larger needles, 16 sts and 20 rows = 4"/10 cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

STITCHES USED 
Garter stitch (Garter st)
Stockinette stitch (St st)

 

BACK
Using smaller needles and MC, cast on 40 (44, 48) sts.
(RS) Begin Garter st; work even for 4 rows, ending with a WS row.
(RS) Change to larger needles and St st. Work even until piece measures 10 (11, 12) inches from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape shoulders and neck: (RS): Bind off 11 (12, 13) sts at beg of next 2 rows for shoulders; place rem 18 (20, 22) sts on holder for neck.

 

FRONT
Work as for Back until piece measures 7 (8, 9) inches from beg, ending with a WS row; place marker (pm) each side of center 6 sts.
Shape placket: (RS) Work across to marker; join a second ball of yarn and BO center sts, work to end—17 (19, 21) sts each side.
Working both sides at same time, work even until piece measures same as back to shoulders, ending with a WS row.
Shape shoulders: (RS) Left front: Bind off 11 (12, 13) sts, work to end; place rem 6 (7, 8) sts on holder for hood.
Right front: Work 6 (7, 8) sts, place on holder for hood; bind off rem 11 (12, 13) sts.
Sew shoulder seams. Measure down 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2) inches from shoulder seam on each side, back and front; pm for underarm.

 

HOOD
With RS facing, using larger needles, beg at right front placket edge, join yarn and knit 6 (7, 8) sts from holder; pick up and knit 3 sts (1 in shoulder seam, 1 each side of seam), knit 18 (20, 22) sts from back neck holder, pick up and knit 3 sts at shoulder seam as before, knit 6 (7, 8) sts from front holder—36 (40, 44) sts.
(WS) Purl across, inc 8 (10, 12) sts evenly across back—44 (50, 56) sts. Cont in St st, work even hood measures 6 (6 1/2, 7) inches from beg. Bind off all stitches; fold hood in half with RS's facing each other and sew top seam.

 

HOOD TRIM
With RS facing, using circular needle and MC, beg at center of lower end of placket, pick up and knit 78 (82, 86) sts evenly around neck placket and hood as follows: 3 sts across lower end of placket, 36 (38, 40) sts up side of placket and hood to top seam, 36 (38, 40) sts to lower edge of placket; 3 sts across lower end of placket, pm for beg of rnd.
Rnds 1 and 3: Purl.
Rnd 2: K2, k2tog, knit around to 4 sts before marker, ssk, k2.
Rnd 4: K1, k2tog, knit around to 3 sts before marker, ssk, k1.
Bind off all sts loosely in purl.

 

SLEEVES
With RS facing, using smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 36 (40, 44) sts from underarm marker, across shoulder, to opposite marker, picking up approx 4 sts for every 5 rows.
Beg Garter st; work even for 3 rows, ending with a WS row. Change to larger needles and St st.
Cont in St st, work 4 rows even, ending with a WS row.

 

SHAPE SLEEVE 
(RS) Dec 1 st each side this row, then every 8 (7, 7) rows 3 (4, 5) times—28 (30, 32) sts.
Work even until sleeve measures 6 1/2 (7, 8 1/2)" from the beginning, end with a RS row.
(WS) Change to Garter st; work even for 4 rows, end RS row. Bind off all sts loosely on next (WS) row.

 

FINISHING
Sew sleeve and side seams. Using tn, weave in all ends.

 

EMBROIDERY
Using colors shown (see photo and diagrams), or colors desired, work embroidery.
Work as shown in diagram at center front; work lower border motif evenly around lower edge, above Garter st edging; Work motifs on sleeve as shown in photo.