EVERY-day Week Pattern #2: Park Hoodie

Photography by Sara Parker

I tend to focus on little men, but for this design I worked up something trendy and versatile for the fairer sex in O-Wool Legacy Bulky. And before I really start talking about this design, I would like to note some exciting NEW giveaway news at the bottom of this post.  You best read all the way through :)

Park Hoodie features a pocket in the front, a fitted hood, and 3/4 length sleeves. Hems are finished with Applied I-cord. Its knit at a looser gauge–which means its breathable despite the bulky yarn, a great layering piece.  I’ve styled it with a long sleeved tee underneath but a tank or short sleeved tee would also look adorable and would obviously be a bit cooler! Doesn’t it look perfect with the gray leggings?  The store I mentioned yesterday, KD’s Treehouse, was nice enough to lend them to me for the shoot.  They are so supportive and I am lucky to have such a great locally owned kids store.

The pattern gives instruction for both of the stripe patterns shown. Its sized from 23 to almost 39 inches [sizes 2 to 14+] & the length is totally adjustable as its worked from the top down. I’ve included a few other sizing tips in the pattern as well.

Once you work the main body and sleeves top-down, stitches for the hood are picked up along the neckline. The hood is finished with a three-needle bind-off…making for a seamless pattern!

But not totally sew-less, you do have to tack down the bottom of the pocket (but not the top). And of course graft the underarms. Surely you have a little lady who would look great in this sweater.

Knitter’s information
Size: 2-3(4-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 14+)
Finished Chest: 23(26.25, 29.25, 32.25, 35.5, 38.5) inches
Gauge: 10.5 sts and 14 rows per 4 inches in stockinette
Yarn: O-Wool Legacy Bulky [100% certified organic merino wool; 106 yards/97 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein] 4(4, 5, 7, 7, 8 ) skeins “Olive” [shown in size 4-5] or “Charcoal” [shown in size 6-8]1 skein each “Natural” & “Charcoal” [shown in size 4-5] or “Desert Blush” & “Gamboge” [shown in size 6-8] or 335(425, 520, 645,735, 820) yards A, 15(20, 25, 30, 35, 40) yards each B and C
Tools: Size 11(8mm) 24″ or 36″ circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, stitch markers

So which lucky knitters will get a free go at this pattern? To be eligible for this week’s giveaways, you must be subscribed to my mailing list.  3 patterns remain! 6 more chances to win.

Todays congratulations go to wendicarol875 & jconlin!

I have e-mailed both the winners their complementary patterns.  You can also both e-mail me back and include your Ravelry ID and I’ll be happy to use Ravelry’s gifting features so that you also have them available in your libraries.

Are you still with me?  I hope so because I have some wonderful news to share!  Not only is this week full of yummy pattern giveaways, O-Wool has generously offered to sponsor a YARN GIVEAWAY to coincide with the last pattern release of EVERY-day week. So on Friday, I’ll give away 2 copies of the pattern as usual, AND I’ll give away a third copy to go along with the yarn.  Sound good?

Here’s what you need to know about the yarn+pattern giveaway.

  1. You must be a member of my mailing list to be eligible.
  2. You can gain up to 2 bonus entries by leaving blog comments on any of this week’s pattern releases (one entry per comment).
  3. You can gain up to 3 bonus entries by tweeting or retweeting about the giveaway once a day, use the tag #owoolEVERYday
  4. You can gain a final additional entry by being a member of the Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up Ravelry group, and posting your anticipated color choice of O-Wool Balance in this thread.
  5. Any of this “activity” for bonus entries must be completed by midnight Thursday (St. Patrick’s Day!) March 17th

In sum, you do not have to do ANYTHING in addition to being a mailing list subscriber to be entered, but you CAN do some extra stuff to better your chances. Good luck to everyone! I will also tell you that the pattern is unisex, and it is sized from 6 months to 8.

16 responses to “EVERY-day Week Pattern #2: Park Hoodie

  1. Chris

    I have four granddaughters, ages 8 months to 8 years, and I can see all of them wearing this–it looks like a great pattern.

  2. Laura Smith

    Oh my I absolutely love this. I would love to make one of my 7 kids or all of my 7 kids this pattern.

  3. BECKY K

    Cute and simple! I like the wider stripes style. And, having just finished a 4spi Talia vest for myself, I can appreciate the benefits of a large yarn now! :D

  4. Monica de Moss

    I have recently discovered the joys of top down knitting. How fortuitous to then come across the above pattern. Either of my granddaughters and my neice would look adorable in that hoodie. I’m hoping to be a winner!


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