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Monday, August 1, 2011

Lutt-wit aka 'Hoodie'



Here is the sweater that I have been knitting....



It is a Berroco Pattern called Lutt-Witt which is published in pattern book #301 Berroco Campus. The wool is Berroco Campus and it is a lovely wool/alpaca/acrylic mix. So soft and plied in an uneven thickness so although it is classified as a chunky yarn in spots it is quite fine.

I knitted it on 6.5mm straight needles.....



I also did a few modifications to the pattern to make the hoodie more to my taste.
I have widened the cuffs of the sleeves so they are more bell shaped and lengthened the sleeves as I always pull sweaters down over my fingers and figured if it was already there I wouldn't be stretching it.
Handy for yoga when I am doing relaxation on the floor. In winter the cold floor is not nice on the backs of my wrists so the longer sleeve solves this problem......





In the pattern the bobble pattern stops at the neckline and the ribbing continues in a narrower band up around the hood.
I love the bobble pattern it is the reason I chose this Hoodie.
I continued the bobbles up over the hood to give it a wider band around the face and a shorter hood. It now doesn't drag down my back and sits almost like a collar around my neck, very cosy.....




I didn't cast off the stitches around the neckline because I didn't want a hard edge pulling on my neck with the weight of the hood and I would have just had to repick up the stitches anyway. The pattern has a nice ribbing around the start of the neckline which pulls the shoulders into shape very nicely. I liked this little touch, you can just see the ribbing on the neckline in the right hand bottom corner of the photo above.

My Hoodie is lovely and light although it looks quite chunky and heavy, just perfect for a tropical winter. I now just have to block the hood and I'm waiting for some nice wooden buttons that I purchased of Etsy :-)




2 comments:

  1. What a clever Jenni you are!!!That is stonkingly beautiful. The colour is wonderful and I love how you`ve adapted the pattern to suit your particular taste. Well done, Jen. Almost makes me want to take up knitting again!!Have a great weekend. x

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  2. The sweater looks great, I love how you changed it up to suit what you like, you're so clever :)

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