School Yard Hoodie

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School Yard Hoodie

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This cozy striped hoodie is a great laid-back layering piece for kids. Shown in Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash.

Sizes

4 yrs
23 ins [58.5 cm]
25.5 ins [65 cm]
6 yrs
25 ins [63.5 cm]
27 ins [68.5 cm]
8 yrs
26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
28 ins [71 cm]
10 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
30 ins [76 cm]
12 yrs
30 ins [76 cm]
32 ins [81.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $41.84

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
  • 12 yrs
To fit chest measurement
23 ins [58.5 cm]
Finished chest measurement
25.5 ins [65 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Denim Heather, 12116Edit Color
$28.95

Contrast A

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Apple Green, 12223Edit Color
$5.79

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$3.15

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95

Materials not included in this kit:

Separating zipper.

The materials for this project cost $41.84

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
4 yrs 23 ins [58.5 cm]
6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
8 yrs 26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
10 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
12 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
Finished chest measurement
4 yrs 25.5 ins [65 cm]
6 yrs 27 ins [68.5 cm]
8 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
10 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
12 yrs 32 ins [81.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Hoodie
Classic Wool DK Superwash (50 g/1.75 oz;114 m/125 yds)
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Denim Heather (12116)
567810
Contrast A
Apple Green (12223)
12222
Sizes U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) and U.S. 6 (4 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Separating zipper.

GAUGE

22 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

Stripe Pat (worked in stocking st).
With A, work 4 rows.
With MC, work 4 rows.
With A, work 12 rows.
With MC, work 4 rows.
With A, work 4 rows.
These 28 rows form Stripe Pat.
BACK
With smaller needles and A, cast on 70 (74-78-82-86) sts. Break A. Join MC.
1st row: With MC, *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 2" [5 cm], ending on a 2nd row.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 4 (5 1/2-6-6 1/2-7 1/2)" [10 (14-15-16.5-19) cm], ending on a WS row.
Work 28 rows of Stripe Pat. Break A.
With MC only, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 10 1/4(11 1/2-12-12 1/2-13 1/2)" [26 (29-30.5-32-34.5) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape armholes: Cast off 3 (4-4-5-5) sts beg next 2 rows. 64 (66-70-72-76) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 54 (56-60-62-66) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 5 (5-5 1/2-6-6 1/2)" [12.5 (12.5-14-15-16.5) cm], ending on a purl row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 6 (6-7-7-8) sts beg next 2 rows, then 6 (7-7-8-8) sts beg next 2 rows. Cast off rem 30 (30-32-32-34) sts.

LEFT FRONT
**With smaller needles and A, cast on 34 (38-38-42-42) sts. Break A. Join MC.
With MC, work in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back for 2" [5 cm], ending on a 2nd row.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 4 (5 1/2-6-6 1/2-7 1/2)" [10 (14-15-16.5-19) cm], ending on a WS row.**
Work 28 rows of Stripe Pat. Break A.
With MC only, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 10 1/4(11 1/2-12-12 1/2-13 1/2)" [26 (29-30.5-32-34.5) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape armhole: 1st row: (RS). Cast off 3 (4-4-5-5) sts. Knit to end of row. 31 (34-34-37-37) sts rem.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 26 (29-29-32-32) sts rem.
Cont even until armhole measures 3 (3-3 1/2-3 1/2-3)" [7.5 (7.5-9-9-7.5) cm], ending on a knit row.

Shape neck: 1st row: (WS). Cast off 6 (8-8-8-8) sts. Purl to end of row. 20 (21-21-24-24) sts rem.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows then every following alt row to 12 (13-14-15-16) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back to shoulder shaping, ending on a purl row.

Shape shoulder: Next row: Cast off 6 (6-7-7-8) sts. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Cast off rem 6 (7-7-8-8) sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front.
Work 28 rows of Stripe Pat. Break A.
With MC only, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 4 (5 1/2-6-6 1/2-7 1/2)" [10 (14- 15-16.5-19) cm], ending on a knit row.

Shape armhole: 1st row: (WS). Cast off 3 (4-4-5-5) sts. Purl to end of row. 31 (34-34-37-37) sts rem.
2nd row: Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
3rd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 26 (29-29-32-32) sts rem.
Cont even until armhole measures 3 (5-5 1/2-6-6 1/2)" [7.5 (12.5-14-15-16.5) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Cast off 6 (8-8-8-8) sts. Knit to end of row. 20 (21-21-24-24) sts rem.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows, then every following alt row to 12 (13-14-15-16) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back to shoulder shaping, ending on a knit row.
Shape shoulder: Next row: Cast off 6 (6-7-7-8) sts. Purl to end of row.
Next row: Knit.
Cast off rem 6 (7-7-8-8) sts.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles and A, cast on 38 (42-46-50-54) sts. Break A. Join MC.
With MC, work in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back for 2" [5 cm], ending on a 2nd row.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on 7th and following 0 (0-0-0-20th) row.
Cont even until work from beg measures 4 (5-5-6-7)" [10 (12.5-12.5-15-18) cm], ending on a purl row.
Work 28 rows of Stripe Pat, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at each end of needle on next and every following 18th (20th-20th-26th-20th) row from previous increase 1 (1-1-1-2) time(s) more. 44 (48-52-56-62) sts.

Note: Break A when Stripe Pat is complete and proceed with MC only.

With MC only, cont even until Sleeve measures 10 1/2 (11 1/2-12 1/2-13 1/2-15)" [26.5 (29-32-38) cm], ending on a purl row.
Shape top: Cast off 3 (3-4-4-5) sts beg next 2 rows. 38 (42-44-48-52) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (5-10-13-15) times more. 20 (30-22-20-20) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (4-2-1-1) time(s) more. 8 (10-12-12-12) sts rem.
Cast off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.
Zipper edging: With RS facing, A and smaller needles, pick up and knit 62 (64-66-72-80) sts evenly up Right Front edge between cast on edge and neck edge.
Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Rep for Left Front edge, picking up sts between neck edge and cast on edge.

Hood
With smaller needles and A, cast on 100 (110-120-120-126) sts.
Knit 3 rows. Break A. Join MC.
With MC, knit 4 rows.
Change to larger needles, and proceed in stocking st, dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following alt row until there are 92 (100-110-110-116) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 8 (8 1/2-9-9 1/2-10)" [20.5 (21.5-23-24-25.5) cm], ending on a purl row.
Cast off 5 (5-7-7-7) sts beg next 12 rows. Cast off rem 32 (40-26-26-32) sts.
Fold Hood in half and sew center back seam.
Sew shaped edge of Hood around neck edge, matching back seam of Hood with center back.

Sew zipper in position under edging.