>> Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Finished in time for the end of winter here is the Jack hoodie. Aptly named since my son is also a Jack.
First I want to acknowledge that it is too big for the kid but that was done on purpose. It seems overnight my children grow a size in clothing so I knit this one size up in the hopes that he will still fit in it next winter.
I will definitely knit this again. It was very fast and easy. The stockinette was a bit boring but since it's so small it goes quickly. The pattern shows the hoodie knit up in rows of color. Next time I think I'll do that. I did an all blue version this round because I had the yarn in my stash and wanted to use it up.
Last summer when I first started blogging I got a teensie bit obsessed. I found so many beautiful blogs full of beautiful knits that much like the first flush of any new love I went out and immersed myself in it. I bought patterns, magazines, knitting books, and yarn. Mind you my yarn stash is probably hysterically small to someone like the Yarn Harlot but I don't want a lot of 'extra' lying around. I have enough to clean and keep track of with my kids so I really only want enough yarn around to work on a few projects at a time. So the first part of 2009 will be whittling away at my stash until the baskets I have on a shelf in my closet can contain it all.
I want my knitting in 2009 to teach me new things. With this pattern I stitched in my first zipper and I learned that I don't like doing it :)
I knit the hoodie with Nashua Handknits Creative focus superwash, the key word being superwash. No way am I knitting a hoodie for a toddler that has to be hand washed because it would never get worn.
The pattern is the Jack hoodie and can be purchased here and raveled here. I used size 6 circular needles and made the size 4. Knit all in one piece to the arms the hood is knit separately and attached after (would alter this next time).