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This cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down, beginning at the top of the hood. The upper body and sleeve caps are shaped with seamless contiguous shaping, then the sleeves and body are divided and worked separately. Seamless pockets are worked on the fronts, and acorns and oak leaves adorn the hem and cuffs.
Watch this video for more details on how the Germania Hoodie is constructed.
• 12 pages of tech-edited and pattern tested instructions.
• Hooded and Hoodless options
• Charted colorwork instructions
• Schematic with inch and centimeter measurements
• Detailed written instructions for the sweater construction
• Beautiful color photography
• Professional pattern layout
• Links to video tutorials
• Stockinette Stitch in rows and rounds
• 2-color Stockinette Stitch in rows and rounds
• Decreases (k2tog, ssk)
• Lifted increases (LLI, LLPI, RLI and RLPI)
• Picking up stitches
• Cable Cast-on (video tutorial)
• Three-needle bind-off (video tutorial)
33¼ (37¾, 42¼, 46¾, 51½, 56, 60½)” / 84.5 (96, 107.5, 118.5, 131, 142, 153.5) cm bust circumference, buttoned.
Shown in: 37¾” / 96 cm size.
Intended Ease: 1–3" / 2.5–7.5 cm positive ease
DK weight (CYCA #3 Light)
MC: about 1412 (1479, 1544, 1598, 1697, 1779, 1845) yards / 1291 (1352, 1412, 1461, 1552, 1627, 1687) meters.
CC: about 191 yards / 175 meters.
Shown in: Rowan Felted Tweed (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 191 yds / 175 m, 50 g):
MC / #190 stone: 8 (8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10) balls*
CC / #196 barn red: 1 ball all sizes.
* One less ball of MC may be needed if the hood is not worked.
Size US 4 / 3.5 mm and US 5 / 3.75 mm: 32" (80 mm) circular and set of 4 or 5 double pointed (dpns), or size needed to obtain gauge.
(Note: a longer US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle may be used for the buttonband if desired.)
Tapestry needle; stitch holders or waste yarn; stitch markers; smooth contrasting-color waste yarn; seven 1" (2.5 cm) buttons
21 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st with smaller needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.
To avoid any possible confusion, I want to explain my intention behind the name of this hoodie. As this hoodie was being created I was taking part in an ancestral healing practice in which I felt guided often by my well and healed ancient ancestors—whom I have reason to believe lived during the ancient Germanic period. The naming, and choice of the oak tree is in homage to those ancestors, without whom I wouldn't be here today.
There is no intended association here to any other meaning of the term Germania. I believe in and fight for the right to equality for all people regardless of race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, etc…