I have been finished with the hoodie sweater I had been knitting for my son for a few days now but it has been so dreary outside - definitely not weather to be taking pictures of a little spring sweater in. We were so happy that the sun finally came out for us today!
Pattern: Design D Plain Sweater with Hood from Sirdar booklet 318 Lazy Days and Holidays
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in colors in Putty and Navy
Needles: size US 3, 5, and 6
I made quite a few mods to this sweater because the original design was very plain. I wanted to make this a little more sporty - give it a little something. To start with, I added an inch and a half to the length but shortened the sleeves by an inch. I added 1x1 ribbing to the hem and cuffs. The original design had rolled edges but 1x1 ribbing for the trim on the hood. I wanted all of the trim to match. I also added a pouch pocket and trimmed that with the 1x1 rib. I lined the pocket with the blue yarn. I added the blue varsity stripes on the left sleeve and I also lined the hood in blue. I knit the hood lining separately on a size smaller needle. To attach it, I picked up the stitches for the trim on the hood through both thicknesses of the hood and then tacked the bottom edge of the lining to the inside.
I feel like I have been working on this sweater for so long that I was really getting tired of it. But as soon as I finished, I loved the way it turned out. The biggest reward though, is that my son really loves it. He is a great little dude! He was so excited to put it on and was super patient being my model while I snapped his picture.