Creative Knitting with Bobbie Matela

click here for large imageCasual Hooded Pullover

Design By Katharine Hunt

The cable panels give this hooded pullover a Celtic feeling, while letting you practice twist stitches and saddle shoulders.

Size
To fit 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)-inch chest. Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Finished Measurements

Chest: 38 (42, 47, 51 1/2, 56) inches
Length: 24 1/2 (25 1/2, 26, 26 1/2, 27 1/2) inches
Height of hood: 14 1/2 (14 1/2, 15 1/4, 15 1/4, 15 3/4) inches

Materials

  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease 86 percent acrylic/10 percent wool/4 percent rayon yarn (197 yds/85g per ball): 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) balls wheat #402
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) needles
  • Size 9 (5.5mm) straight and 32-inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 7-inch neckline zipper
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge
18 sts = 4 inches/10cm in St st with larger needles
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Special Abbreviation

Cable 4 Front (C4F): Sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn.
Twist 4 Back (T4B): Sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, p2 from cn.
Twist 4 Front (T4F): Sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p2, k2 from cn.

Pattern Stitch

Cable (panel of 26 sts)
Row 1 (RS): P1, k2, p4, C4F, p4, C4F, p4, k2, p1.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Row 3: P1, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2, p1.
Row 5: Rep Row 1.
Row 7: P1, k2, p2, [T4B, T4F] twice, p2, k2, p1.
Row 9: P1, k2, p2, k2, p4, C4F, p4, k2, p2, k2, p1.
Row 11: P1, k2, p2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2, k2, p1.
Row 13: Rep Row 9.
Rows 15-22: Rep Rows 11-14.
Row 23: P1, k2, p2, [T4F, T4B] twice, p2, k2, p1.
Row 24: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-24 for pat.

Back
With smaller ndls, cast on 108 (118, 128, 138, 148) sts, and work in rib pat as follows:
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1, k1, p2, rep from * to last 3 sts, end k1, p1, k1.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
Continue in rib pat for 1 3/4 (1 3/4, 2, 2, 2 1/4) inches, ending with a WS row.
Next row (RS): With larger needles, k16 (19, 23, 27, 31), work Row 1 of cable panel, k24 (28, 30, 32, 34), work Row 1 of cable panel, k16 (19, 23, 27, 31).
Next row: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
Continue in estabished cable panel until piece measures 15 (15 1/2, 15 1/2, 16, 16 1/2) inches.

Shape armhole
At beg of next 2 rows, bind off 8 (8, 10, 12, 12) sts. (92, 102, 108, 114, 124 sts rem) Continue to work even in established pat until piece measures 23 (24, 24 1/2, 25, 26) inches from beg.

Shape shoulders
At beg of row, bind off [11 (12, 10, 12, 12) sts] twice, [9 (11, 8, 10, 10) sts] twice, [8 (9, 8, 8, 10) sts] twice, and [0 (0, 8, 7, 9) sts] twice. Bind off rem 36 (38, 40, 40, 42) sts across back neck, at the same time, dec 2(3, 3, 4, 4) sts evenly across.

Front
Work as for back until piece measures 1 (1, 1 1/2, 1, 2) inches past armhole shaping, ending with a WS row.
Work in pat across 41 (46, 49, 52, 57) sts, bind off center 10 sts, work across rem 41 (46, 49, 52, 57) sts.
Next row: Work to first neck edge, attach another ball of yarn at second neck edge and complete row.
Continue working both sides at once until neck opening measures 6 inches from bound-off sts, ending with a WS row.

Shape right neck
Work on right front sts only.
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 sts at neck edge, complete row.
Row 2: Work to last 2 sts, p2tog.


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Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: Dec 2 sts, work to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge [every row] 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) times. (28, 32, 34, 37, 41 shoulder sts rem)
At the same time, when front armhole length matches back, work shoulder shaping as for back.

Shape left neck
Work as for right neck, reversing shaping.

Sleeves
With smaller needles cast on 48 (48, 53, 53, 58) sts.
Work 1 3/4 (1 3/4, 2, 2, 2 1/4) inches in rib pat as for back, ending with a WS row, and inc 6 (6, 5, 5, 4) sts evenly across last row. Change to larger needles. (54, 54, 58, 58, 62 sts)

Beg pat
Row 1 (RS): K14 (14, 16, 16, 18) sts, work Row 1 of cable panel, k14 (14, 16, 16, 18).
Continue in established cable pat, at the same time, beg on Row 5, inc 1 st at each edge [every 4th row] 23 (25, 26, 26, 26) times. (100, 104, 110, 110, 114 sts)
Continue to work even until sleeve measures 19 1/2 (20, 21, 22, 22 1/2) inches from beg, ending with a WS row.
At beg of row [bind off 35 (37, 40, 40, 42) sts] twice. (30 sts rem)

Shoulder saddle
Continue working cable panel until work measures 21/2 (3, 31/2, 4, 41/2) inches, ending with a WS row.
First dec row (RS): P2tog, work in pat to last 2 sts, p2tog. Maintaining pat, work 7 rows.
Second dec row (RS): P1, k2, p2tog, work in pat to last 5 sts, p2tog, k2, p1. Maintaining pat, work 5 rows.
Third dec row (RS): P1, k1, sl1, p1, psso, work in pat to last 4 sts, k2tog, k1, p1. Work 5 rows.
Fourth dec row (RS): Dec 4 sts across row by [p2tog] 4 times. (20 sts rem)
Check saddle shoulder edge against length of shoulder shaping on back, and work to same length. Bind off all sts.

Hood
Make 2 as mirror images

Left Side of Hood
With larger needles, cast on 4 sts. Working in St st, follow chart for hood shaping, reading RS rows from right to left on chart. (47, 48, 49, 50, 52 sts)
Work even for 47 (47, 51, 51, 53) rows, then follow chart for top shaping. Bind off rem 29 (29, 30, 30, 31) sts.


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Right Side of Hood
Work as for left hood, reversing all shapings, reading RS rows from left to right on chart.

Finishing
Block pieces by pinning to size and covering with a damp cloth until dry. Do not press.
Insert sleeves into armholes, and sew edges of saddles to front and back shoulders. (Bound off edge of saddle forms part of neck edge.)
Beg at top front, with RS tog, sew hood pieces tog along top and down back, using an invisible seam. Turn hood right side out.
Pin hood in place, matching front edges with front neck opening, aligning back seam with center back of neck edge, and easing shaped edges to fit. Sew hood in place.

Hood and zipper band
With circular needle and RS facing, working from right to left, beg at right bottom of front opening, pick up and knit 38 sts to top of neck, 88 (88, 93, 93, 98) sts up right hood edge to top center, 1 st in seam, 88 (88, 93, 93, 98) sts down left hood edge to top of neck, then 38 sts to bottom of front opening. (253, 253, 263, 263, 273 sts)
Note: Be careful not to stretch bottom of zipper opening as you work.
Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1, p1, k2, rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k1, p1.
Row 2: *K1, p1, k1, p2, rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.
Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Bind off in rib on WS.
Sew bottom edges of front band to bottom of opening, being careful to align ribbing on both sides.
Sew zipper in place, making sure that edges of bands meet to conceal zipper when zipped.
Sew body and sleeve seams.


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