Hootenanny Hoodie


A knitting pattern for a knitted hoodie sweater embellished with Latvian braids at the hem, cuffs and hood.


This streamlined hoodie is going to take you everywhere, from the local high school football game or bonfire at the lake, to a fall fiber festival or casual evening out with friends. Contrasting Latvian braids on the hem, sleeves and collar are stunning accents to this hooded sweater. Knit it in your favorite team colors or choose colors that are more subdued to fit your personal color palette. This is definitely your go-to knit for the next hootenanny. Hootenanny: /’hut e næni/ (noun) an informal gathering with folk music and sometimes dancing; a gathering at which folksingers entertain often with the audience joining in.

For Bust: 32(34, 36, 38)(40, 42, 44)(46, 48, 50)” [81 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5)(101.5, 106.5, 112)(117, 122, 127) cm]
FINISHED SIZES: Actual Bust circumference: 35 (37, 39, 41)(43, 45, 47)(49, 51, 53)” [89.5)(93.5, 98.5, 105.5)(110, 114, 120)(124, 130, 134) cm]

YARN: Worsted-weight (approximately 616 yards per 250 g): 1100(1200, 1300, 1300)(1400, 1500, 1600)(1700, 1700, 1900) yds of the main color and 220 yards of contrast color for all sizes. Save time and worry, buy an extra skein.
Sample (Size 42″) was knit with Blue Moon Fiber Arts Targhee Worsted (100% Targhee wool, 616 yds/563 m in 250 g) in MC: Maroon Five and CC: Lauma (shown on model with 42″ bust).

GAUGE: 20 sts x 26 rows per 4″/10 cm (5 sts and 6.5 rows per 1″/2.5 cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needle

NEEDLES: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 24″ circular needles or one size below those needed to obtain gauge US size 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles for sleeves or one size below those needed to obtain gauge US Size 8 (5mm) 16″ & 24″ circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles for sleeves or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS: Stitch markers, smooth waste yarn, tapestry


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