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Austin Hoodie

by Connie Chang Chinchio


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This classically shaped hoodie is that easy piece that can be thrown on over jeans for a relaxing weekend. Simple, with small details to make it special, the Austin Hoodie is worked in Tosh Merino Light, a rounded single ply yarn dyed in Madelinetoshs exquisite and subtle colorways. The main body of the hoodie is worked at a larger than called for gauge to create a light fabric while the woven slipped st section is worked doubled to play with alternating sheerness with opacity. Great for layering, the Austin hoodie is perfect for whatever season you nd yourself knitting it in. Its sporty shape can be softened by adding delicate buttons and securing them with crocheted button loops. Knit in one piece up to the armholes with set in sleeves that are picked up directly from the body of the sweater, minimal nishing ensures that once this project is cast off, its ready to go.
Parikha Mehta

Model: Parikha Mehta Photographer: Parika and Hemal Mehta Tech editor: Alison Green Will Graphic layout: Irene Vandervoort

Finished Size: 32 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51) bust circumference. Sample measures 35. Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% merino wool, 440 yards/100 gram skein 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins. Needles: Body and sleeves US size 6 circular needles. US size 5 needles for doubled, woven band at bust. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holders. Gauge: 23 sts and 32 rows = 4 in Stockinette with larger needles. 23 sts and 38 rows = 4 in woven stitch with smaller needles.

Abbreviations:

beg: begin BO: bind off CO: cast on dec(s): decrease(s) foll: follow inc: increase k: knit ktbl: knit through the back loop m1: make one

mult: multiple p: purl patt: pattern rep: repeat RS: right side st(s): stitch(es) St st: stockinette WS: wrong side wyif: with yarn in front
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Notes: 1)  Worked at in one piece to the armholes. Back and fronts are then worked separately. Shoulders are seamed. Seam sts are slipped on the RS and purled on the WS throughout the body before splitting the piece into the back and fronts. 2)  Woven section begins just before underarm shaping and uses two strands of yarn and the smaller needle. 3)  Sleeves are picked up around the armhole and short rows are then worked to shape sleeve cap. Sleeve is then worked in the round to the cuffs. 4)  The 3rd and 5th sizes will have left fronts whose ribbing wont match up exactly with the ribbing on the back piece at the shoulder line (they will be approximately one st off ), but this is necessary to make the 2 front pieces mirror images of each other. Ti p 1: If you nd yourself with holes where you pick up the sts again for the hood, I suggest using a trick I use for lling in holes for mittens/glovespick up a few extra sts in those areas and then decrease the sts down again to the specied number in the pattern as soon as you can (usually by the next row). Ti p 2: To minimize holey-ness where you pick up stitches around the armcycle for the sleeve cap, knit through the back loop the rst time you knit the picked up stitches. That will tighten up the sts and after that rst knit, you can resume normal knitting through the front. Stitch Guide Woven Stitch (mult of 2 sts): Row 1 (RS): K1, *sl1 wyif, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2 (WS): Purl. Row 3: K1, *k1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 4: Purl. Garter St: Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): Knit. P4k1 Rib St (mult of 5 sts): Row 1 (RS): *P4, k1tbl; rep from * to end. Row 2 (WS): *P1, k4; rep from * to end.

BODY With smaller needles, provisionally CO 186 (206, 226, 250, 274, 298) sts. Work turned hem. Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): Purl. Cont to work in St st for 6 more rows, ending with a WS row. Change to larger needles. Unzip provisional cast on and put sts on needle. Turn work to WS and knit together live sts with sts reclaimed from the unzipped provisional cast on. Next row, adding seam, band, and dart markers (WS): K5, place band marker, p20 (22, 25, 28, 31, 34), place dart marker, p22 (25, 27, 30, 33, 36), place seam marker, p1, place seam marker, p22 (25, 27, 30, 33, 36), place dart marker, p46 (50, 56, 62, 68, 74), place dart marker, p22 (25, 27, 30, 33, 36), place seam marker, p1, place seam marker, p22 (25, 27, 30, 33, 36), place dart marker, p20 (22, 25, 28, 31, 34), place band marker, k5. Next row (RS): K5, sm, k to seam marker, sm, sl1, sm, k to seam marker, sm, sl1, sm, k to band marker, sm, k5. Cont to work as established (with the band in garter st, the body in St st and the seam sts slipped on the RS and purled on the WS) until piece measures 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4) from beg, ending with a WS row. Next row, dec row (RS): Work to 2 sts before 1st dart marker, k2tog, sm, work to 2nd dart marker, sm, ssk, work to 2 sts before 3rd dart marker, k2tog, sm, work to 4th dart marker, sm, ssk, work to end. Rep dec row every 8th row 3 times more 170 (190, 210, 234, 258, 282) sts. Work even until piece measures 8 (9, 9, 9, 9, 9), ending with a WS row. Next row, inc row (RS): Work to 1st dart marker, m1, sm, work to 2nd marker, sm, m1, work to 3rd marker, m1, sm, work to 4th marker, sm, m1, work to end. Rep inc row every 10th row 4 times more 190 (210, 230, 254, 278, 302) sts. Remove dart markers. Work even until piece measures 14 (14, 14, 14, 15, 15), ending with a WS row. Beg doubled woven section, with the 5 edgemost garter st band sts worked in a single strand and the woven section in two strands. Change to smaller needles. Next row (RS): With one strand k5, with two strands K2 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2), *sl1 wyif, k1; rep from * to 1 st before seam marker, k1, sm, sl1, sm, k1, *sl1 wyif, k1; rep from * to 1
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st before seam marker, k1, sm, sl1, sm, k1, *sl1 wyif, k1; rep from * to 2 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) sts before band marker, k2 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2), drop one strand to knit the band with just a single strand of yarn, k5. Next row (WS): K5, pick up the second strand to knit the doubled woven section with two strands of yarn, p to last 5 sts, drop one strand to knit the band with just a single strand of yarn, k5. Splitting fronts and back and beg armhole shaping Cont to work as established with the 5 edgemost garter st band sts worked with a single strand and the woven section in two strands (foll woven st guide). Back is worked rst. Next row (RS): Work 49 (54, 59, 65, 71, 77) sts, BO 5 (6, 7, 8, 10, 10) sts, work 87 (96, 105, 116, 126, 138) sts, turn work. Next row (WS): BO 5 (6, 7, 8, 10, 10) sts, work to end. Next row, dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Rep dec row every RS row 5 (5, 6, 8, 10, 10) times more 70 (78, 84, 90, 94, 106) sts. Cont to work until woven section measures 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3), ending with a WS row. Change to larger needles. Drop the second strand and work remaining sts with a single strand. Beg ribbed section. Next row (RS): P2 (1, 2, 2, 2, 0), *k1tbl, p4; rep from * to last 3 (2, 2, 3, 2, 1) sts, k1tbl, p2 (1, 1, 2, 1, 0). Next row (WS): Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Work even as established until armhole depth measures 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 9), ending with a WS row. Beg shoulder shaping and place neck sts on holder to be worked later. Left shoulder is worked rst. Next row (RS): Work 16 (19, 21, 23, 25, 30) sts, place next 38 (40, 42, 44, 44, 46) sts for neck on holder, work to last 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 10) sts, wrap next st, turn and work back 11 (13, 14, 16, 17, 20) sts. Next row (RS): Work to last 10 (12, 14, 15, 16, 20) sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (RS): Work across all sts, picking up wraps as you go. Place 16 (19, 21, 23, 25, 30) shoulder sts on holder.

With WS facing, attach yarn to neck edge of the right shoulder. Next row (WS): Work to last 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 10) sts, wrap next st, turn and work back 11 (13, 14, 16, 17, 20) sts. Next row (WS): Work to last 10 (12, 14, 15, 16, 20) sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (WS): Work across all sts, picking up wraps as you go. Place 16 (19, 21, 23, 25, 30) shoulder sts on holder.

RIGHT FRONT Remember to work the 5 edgemost garter st band sts with a single strand and the woven section in two strands. With WS facing, attach yarn to armhole edge. BO 5 (6, 7, 8, 10, 10) sts, work to end.
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Austin Hoodie

Parikha Mehta

Next row, dec row (RS): Work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Rep dec row every RS row 5 (5, 6, 8, 10, 10) times more 38 (42, 45, 48, 50, 56) sts. Cont to work until woven section measures 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3), ending with a WS row. Drop the second strand and work remaining sts with a single strand. Change to larger needles. Beg ribbed section. Next row (RS): ): K5, sm, p0 (0, 2, 0, 2, 0), *k1tbl, p4; rep from * to last 3 (2, 3, 3, 3, 1) sts, k1tbl, p2 (1, 2, 2, 2, 0). Next row (WS): Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts (except for the garter st band sts which should be all knit). Work even as established until armhole depth measures 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 9), ending with a WS row. Beg shoulder shaping and place neck sts on holder to be worked later. Next row (RS): Place 22 (23, 24, 25, 25, 26) sts for neck on holder, work to last 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 10) sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (RS): Work to last 10 (12, 14, 15, 16, 20) sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (RS): Work across all sts, picking up wraps as you go. Place 16 (19, 21, 23, 25, 30) shoulder sts on holder. LEFT FRONT With RS facing, attach yarn to armhole edge. BO 5 (6, 7, 8, 10, 10) sts, work to end. Next row (WS): Work even. Next row, dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work to end. Rep dec row every RS row 5 (5, 6, 8, 10, 10) times more 38 (42, 45, 48, 50, 56) sts. Cont to work until woven section measures 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3), ending with a WS row. Drop the second strand and work remaining sts with a single strand. Change to larger needles. Beg ribbed section. Next row (RS): P2 (1, 2, 2, 2, 0), *k1tbl, p4; rep from * to last 6 (6, 8, 6, 8, 6) sts, k1tbl, p0 (0, 2, 0, 2, 0), sm, k5. Next row (WS): Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts (except for the garter st band sts which should be all knit). Work even as established until armhole depth measures 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 9), ending with a RS row. Beg shoulder shaping and place neck sts on holder to be worked later.

Next row (WS): Place 22 (23, 24, 25, 25, 26) sts for neck on holder, work to last 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 10) sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (WS): Work to last 10 (12, 14, 15, 16, 20) sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (WS): Work across all sts, picking up wraps as you go. Place 16 (19, 21, 23, 25, 30) shoulder sts on holder. FINISHING Block piece. With RS together, use 3-needle BO to seam together shoulders. SLEEVES (make 2) With RS facing and starting at the top where the shoulders are joined, pick up and knit 28 (31, 34, 36, 38, 38) sts, pm, pick up and knit 10 (12, 14, 16, 20, 20) sts along the at edge of the armhole bind off, pm, pick up and knit 28 (31, 34, 36, 38, 38) sts 66 (74, 82, 88, 96, 96) sts around armhole approximately one stitch is picked up every 2 rows; and one stitch is picked up every bound off stitch at the bottom of the armhole.
Parikha Mehta

Austin Hoodie
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by Connie Chang Chinchio


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Work short rows back and forth to shape the sleeve cap. Next row (RS): K5, wrap next st, turn. Next row (WS): P10, wrap next st, turn. Next row (RS): K14, picking up wrap as you come to it, wrap next st, turn. Next row (WS): P18, picking up wrap as you come to it, wrap next st, turn. Next row (RS): K21, picking up wrap as you come to it, wrap next st, turn. Next row (WS): P24, picking up wrap as you come to it, wrap next st, turn. Next row (RS): K25, picking up wrap as you come to it, wrap next st, turn. Next row (WS): P26, picking up wrap as you come to it, wrap next st, turn. Cont to work in this way, progressing one stitch beyond the last wrapped st until you reach the markers, ending with a WS row. Next row (RS): K across all sts, picking up wraps as you go and join to work sleeve in the round. Place marker at the center of the underarm bind off sts to mark seam of the sleeve. Work even in St st for 3 rnds. Next rnd, dec rnd: K to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, k1, ssk, k to end. Rep dec rnd every 12th (10th, 8th, 7th, 7th, 7th) row 8 (10, 12, 14, 9, 9) times more, then every 6th rnd 0 (0, 0, 0, 7, 7) times 48 (52, 56, 58, 62, 62) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 13 (14, 14, 14, 14, 14) from underarm point, ending at the center of underarm marker. Beg cuff. Next rnd, beg p4k1 rib st: P3 (2, 6, 3, 2, 2), *k1tbl, p4; rep from * to end. Work as established in p4k1 rib until sleeve measures 16 (17 , 17, 17, 17, 17). Change to smaller needles. Work turned hem. Work 6 rows in St st. Next rnd: Fold live sts to the WS of the work and k2tog live sts with the rst row worked in St st, binding off all sts as you go. HOOD With RS facing and larger needles, place held neck sts on needles, starting with the 22 (23, 24, 25, 25, 26) sts from the right front neck, pm, 38 (40, 42, 44, 44, 46) sts
Parikha Mehta

from the back neck, pm, 22 (23, 24, 25, 25, 26) sts from the left front neck 82 (86, 90, 94, 94, 98) sts. With RS facing, attach yarn to right front neck edge. Pick up sts between fronts and back to maintain p4k1 rib pattern (RS): Work as established to 1st marker, pick up 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 2), sm, pick up 1 (0, 0, 0, 0, 2), work as established to 2nd marker, pick up 1 (1, 2, 1, 1, 2), sm, pick up 1 (0, 1, 0, 0, 2) sts, work as established to end 86 (88, 94, 96, 95, 106) sts. Next row (WS): K5, sm, k0 (0, 2, 0, 2, 0), *p1, k4; rep from * to last 6 (6, 8, 6, 8, 6) sts, p1 (p1, p1k2, p1, p1k2, p1), sm, k5. Cont to work ribbing pattern as established and place marker to mark center of hood, Next row (RS): Work 43 (44, 47, 48, 47, 53), pm, work 0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 0) st, pm, work to end. Next row (WS): Work as established. Next row, inc row (RS), incorporating increased sts into patt: Work to marker, sm, m1, work 0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 0) st, m1, sm, work to end. Rep inc row every 4th row 5 (5, 0, 0, 0, 0) times more, then every 6th row 9 times 116 (118, 114, 116, 115, 126) sts. Work even as established until hood measures 11, ending with a WS row.
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Austin Hoodie

Shape hood. Split hood, work on left side of hood rst. Next row (RS): Work 58 (59, 57, 58, 57, 63) sts, BO 0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 0) st, work to end. Place the 58 (59, 57, 58, 57, 63) right hood sts on holder to be worked later Next row (WS): Work to last 6 sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (WS): Work to last 9 sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (WS): Work to last 14 sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (WS): Work to last 19 sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (WS): Work to last 26 sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (WS): Work across all sts, picking up wraps as you go. Place 58 (59, 57, 58, 57, 63) left hood sts on holder.

Work on right side of hood. With RS facing, attach yarn to hood edge. Next row (RS): Work to last 6 sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (RS): Work to last 9 sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (RS): Work to last 14 sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (RS): Work to last 19 sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (RS): Work to last 26 sts, wrap next st, turn and work back. Next row (RS): Work across all sts, picking up wraps as you go. Place 58 (59, 57, 58, 57, 63) right hood sts on holder. Place hood sts on separate needles and with RS facing, use 3-needle BO to seam together the two halves of the hood. Block sweater again if desired.

11 (12, 14, 15, 16, 16) 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 9)

17 (17, 17, 17, 17, 17)

32 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51)

8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 10)

22 (23, 23, 24, 25, 25)

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