CONNIE CHANG CHINCHIO
It’s a classic hoodie that’s easy to wear. Simple, with small details to make it special, the Austin Hoodie is worked in Tosh Merino Light, a rounded single ply yarn dyed in Madelinetosh’s 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 band is worked doubled to play with sheerness and opacity. Great for layering and easy to knit, the Austin Hoodie is made in one piece up to the armholes with set in sleeves that are picked up directly from the body of the sweater and worked down to the cuffs. Minimal finishing ensures that once this project is cast off, it’s ready to go.
Read Kathy's Austin Hoodie post on the WEBS Yarn Store Blog.
Finished Size: 32 (35½, 39, 43¼, 47¼, 51½)” bust circumference.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% merino wool, 440 yards/100 gram skein – 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins. The second size uses most of the third skein, so if you intend to do extensive swatching, get an extra skein to make sure you have enough yarn.
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.