Plaza Hoodie // Grown

Photo Cred: Erica B. Studio + Design

If this is the first time you are hearing about Grown, check out this post from last week for all the details about the book and how you can order your copy! The blog tour has kicked off as well and you’ll definitely want to check out the YOTH blog stop from last week.  Coming up this week are some great podcast stops!  Tomorrow I will be doing an interview with Marly Bird on the Yarn Thing podcast–you can even listen to podcast live and call in to win goodies. I would love to hear from you!

The next pattern from Grown that I wanted to chat about is the Plaza Hoodie. It was knit in Dream in Color Canyon.  This yarn is SO squishy and soft and I love the weight. It wasn’t too bulky but has a nice cozy factor. As the brand name would suggest, your color options are pretty amazing. This version shows Prince William with Ghost Town.

Plaza Hoodie was derived from Park Hoodie. Park Hoodie is the longest running kid design that was transformed for Grown. I was also really excited to have a unique opportunity to feature one of the original models for Park in this grown-up version.  Naia then & now:

Park Hoodie–the original child’s version–is a pullover with a kangaroo style front pocket. It is a versatile design with different options for body shaping, sleeve length and even neckline options.  There are lots of other pictures of these variations too.

Naia was in elementary school when she first modeled for me and now she is in her last years of high school looking absolutely beautiful and with the disposition to match. This makes perfect sense since her mother, Kim, is also stunning in every way (more on her in a later post).

Plaza Hoodie is a cardigan instead of a pullover and features pockets inset on each side. This cardigan can be worn so many different ways, styled up or down. I also chose neutral colors so that it would match everything.

The sweater is constructed from the top down with raglan style seamless sleeves.

The edging is worked at the same time as the body so you’ll get to skip out on the dreaded buttonband stitch pick up.

The hood is worked from the bottom up starting at the neckline and finished seamlessly.

Just a handful of stripes adorn the yoke.

This book really was about growth for me on so many different levels.  I loved being able to feature people that have been meaningful to me and part of my support system and I appreciate Naia giving me her time once again!

She may be on her way out of childhood but she was still sweetly willing to play around the fountains with us :)

And thank you so much to Liberty for doing a test & sample knit of this design.  You rock!

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