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School Yard Hoodie

Your kids will love this cozy knit hoodie pattern. Get your kids ready to head back to school with this School Yard Hoodie. This cheery knit is perfect for romping around on the playground. As the kids head back to school and the leaves start to fall, it gets a little chilly outside. Make sure your children are comfortable and warm when they head outside for recess. With the kids at school, you'll have plenty of time to knit! With all of that leisure time, you'll have this hoodie done in no time!

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm, 6 or 4 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Patons® Classic Wool DK Superwash™ (50 g/1.75 oz; 114 m/125 yds) Main Color (MC) Denim Heather (12116) 5 (6, 7, 8, 10) balls
  • Patons® Classic Wool DK Superwash™ (50 g/1.75 oz; 114 m/125 yds) Contrast A Apple Green (12223) 1 (2, 2, 2, 3) ball(s)
  • Sizes U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) and U.S. 6 (4 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • Separating zipper

 

 

Gauge/Tension: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles

 

 


Measurements:

To fit chest measurement:

  • 4 23" [58.5 cm]
  • 6 25" [63.5 cm]
  • 8 26½" [67.5 cm]
  • 10 28" [71 cm]
  • 12 30" [76 cm]

Finished chest:

  • 4 25½" [65 cm]
  • 6 27" [68.5 cm]
  • 8 28" [71 cm]
  • 10 30" [76 cm]
  • 12 32" [81.5 cm]

 

 

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

 

 

 

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.

 

School Yard Hoodie Chart

 

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Lovely knit, but the pattern needs to be proof read before publishing. I had to practically rewrite the 'right front' instructions. That said, looks good and easy to follow.

The sleeve hole measurements are unclear with this pattern. I ended up making them too small (

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