Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Boulder Top-Down Hoodie

This pullover is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while the front is picked up from the back shoulders and worked to the armholes. Then the back and front are joined and the body is worked to the bottom edge. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuffs, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps. The pouch pocket is easy to work – knit the top of the pocket with 2 strands of yarn, divide the doubled stitches to work the pocket facing and body separately until they’re done, then knit them together to close the bottom of the pocket. The hood is large enough to be comfortable, and the ties ensure that it will stay in place no matter how hard the wind blows.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, Japanese Short-Rows (explained in the pattern), Kitchener Stitch

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 29.5 (33.5, 37.5, 41.5) (45.5, 49.5, 53.5) (57.5, 61.5, 65.5, 69.5)” bust. This pullover is intended to have 3.5–5.5″ of ease.

Materials: Worsted weight wool blend: 1165 (1235, 1355, 1485) (1575, 1680, 1820) (1940, 2040, 2160, 2270) yards. NOTE: If you plan to increase the length of the Body or Sleeves, be sure to purchase extra yarn.

Model knit in Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% acrylic / 25% wool; 100 grams / 200 yards): color #194.

Needles and Notions: Size 6 (4mm) circular needle, 16″ and 29″ or longer, and one set of five double-pointed needles (for Sleeves), OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Stitch markers; 2 removable stitch markers; waste yarn; tapestry needle

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 20 stitches and 27 rows = 4″/10 cm using CC and smaller double-pointed needles, blocked.

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