I finished the hoodie I made for my hubby. I used Brown Sheep's Lanaloft. I love this yarn! There's something about single ply wool that I just love! The pattern is from the book "Son of Stitch & Bitch 45 patterns to knit and crochet for men." Both the book and the yarn are available at DYNT.
I admit that while the pattern is easy, and I've made a sweater using this pattern before...I goofed up on this one...big time! I some how managed to put the hood and the pocket on opposite sides?! Wierd, since I checked my progress as I went and didn't notice until I was completely done?! Sooo, I frogged the piece from the hood down. The pattern directions start at the hood and work down in 1 piece on circulars, which is why it's such an easy and great pattern. But this means that I was frogging "backwards". Not an easy task. The end result is that the hood/neck area is a bit off, but it still fits, and works, so I'm happy with the end results. And I learned that I am capable of somewhat reading a pattern backwards and in reverse.
Regardless, I would still recomend this pattern to those who want to make that jump to sweater knitting. 1. It uses Knit & Purl stitches only (there are a few increase/ decreases but they aren't hard). 2. Hoodie's are popular right now. 3. It calls for worsted weight yarn, so there are lots of options. 4. Being knit in the round in 1 piece, it's easy and quick to see your progress.
The finished piece will be at the shop until the dog walking mornings get bitter... and it will return when the dog walking mornings return to pleasantly brisk. DYNT is open Wednesday 10-4; Thursday 10-6; Friday 10-2; and Saturday 10-4.