Is it just me… or are knits in the boy department lacking some pizzazz? I was looking for a pattern to make for friends having their second baby boy and finally (frustrated!) decided to make my own design. I wanted minimal seaming (not that I mind it), a cute hood, and some texture to keep me interested in the knitting of said sweater. I went with a simple knit/purl texture that looks like building blocks. The textured detail is subtle enough to complement both solid and handpaint worsted weights. All-in-all: a fun, quick knit for baby gifts and childrenswear. I hope you enjoy knitting it.
This hoodie is made from the bottom-up in one piece. The sleeves are worked flat for easier attachment and quicker knitting (no DPN’s!). There are some short-rows to help give the neck some shape, and stitches are picked up for the buttonband after the sweater body and hood are completed.
Cast on and bind off
Knit and purl
Increasing (m1, m1p, yo)
Decreasing (skpo, k2tog)
Connecting the pieces of a yoke
German Short Rows
Three-needle bind off
Picking up stitches
Sizes: 12 month (18 month, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9) years
Width at underarm: 23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 30)”
Length from shoulder: 12.25 (13.25, 14.75, 17.25, 19.25, 20.75)”
Pattern includes schematic with additional measurements.
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using larger needle.
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) 32” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge, US 6 (4 mm) 32” circular needle or one size smaller than gauge needle for borders. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Other Materials: one long stitch holder or spare circular needle smaller than gauge needle, two stitch holders for sleeve stitches, 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, five ½”- ¾” buttons.
Note: this listing is for a PDF pattern to knit you own Ash Hoodie