Red Heart Smoothie

Hooded Jacket LW2314

EASY

Directions are for size 18 mos; changes for sizes 2 yrs, 4 yrs and 6 yrs are in parentheses.

Finished Chest: 26 (28, 30, 32)".
Finished Length: 14 (15½, 16½, 17½)".

RED HEART® "Smoothie™": 3 (3, 4, 5) balls 4393 Lime

Knitting Needles: 4.5mm [US 7] and 5mm [US 8].
Stitch holders (3), 4 (4, 5, 5) toggle buttons, yarn needle.

GAUGE: 20 sts = 4"; 26 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.

hooded jacket

JACKET
Back
With smaller needles, cast on 64 (70, 76, 80) sts.
Work 7 rows in Garter st (k every row), end by working a wrong side row.

Change to larger needles and St st with a k row, work even until piece measures 14 (15½, 16½, 17½)" from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Shoulders
Bind off 18 (21, 24, 26) sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Place remaining 28 sts on holder for back neck.

Left Front
With smaller needles, cast on 32 (35, 38, 40) sts.
Work 7 rows in Garter st end by working a wrong side row.

Change to larger needles and pattern as follows:
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K3, p to end of row.
Keeping 3 sts in Garter st for front band, repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 12 (13½, 14½, 15½)" from beginning, end by working a right side row.

Shape Neck
P6 and place these sts on holder for front neck; work to end of row. Bind off 2 sts at neck edge twice-22 (25, 28, 30) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge every right side row 4 times-18 (21, 24, 26) sts. Work even if necessary until piece measures same as Back to shoulder edge, end by working a wrong side row. Bind off.

Right Front
With smaller needles, cast 32 (35, 38, 40) sts.
Work 7 rows in Garter st, end by working a wrong side row.

Change to larger needles and pattern as follows:
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: P across row to last 3 sts, k3.
Keeping 3 sts in Garter st for front band, repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 12 (13½, 14½, 15½)" from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Neck
K6 and place these sts on holder for front neck; work to end of row. Bind off 2 sts at neck edge twice-22 (25, 28, 30) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge every right side row 4 times-18 (21, 24, 26) sts. Work even if necessary until piece measures same as Back to shoulder edge, end by working a wrong side row. Bind off.

Sleeves
With smaller needles, cast on 37 (37, 41, 41) sts.
Work 7 rows in Garter st, end by working a right side row.

Change to larger needles, begin St st with a p row and shape sleeve by inc 1 st at beginning and end of every 4th row 9 (1, 0, 6) times, then every 6th row 0 (9, 8, 7) times, then every 8th row 0 (0, 2, 0) times-55 (57, 61, 67) sts.

Work even until piece measures 8 (11½, 12¼, 13)" from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.
Bind off.

FINISHING
With wrong sides together, sew shoulder seams.

Hood
With larger needles and right side facing, pick up and k60 sts evenly around neck edge, including sts from holders.
Next Row (Wrong side): K3, p10, [m1, p2] 17 times, m1, p10, k3-78 sts.
Next Row: K even across.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st, repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 11 (11¼, 11¼, 11½)" from beginning, end by working a wrong side row. Bind off. Fold bind off edge in half and sew top seam.

Mark front and back 5½ (5¾, 6, 6¾)" down from shoulder seams for armholes. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Button Loops

With larger needles, cast on 12 sts. Bind off. Make 4 (4, 5, 5) loops. Place markers for 4 (4, 5, 5) buttons evenly spaced along button band. Fold loop in half and sew each end to opposite band to correspond to markers. Sew on buttons.


ABBREVIATIONS: Dec = decrease; inc = increase; k = knit; mm = millimeters; p = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); St st = Stockinette st (k on right side rows, p on wrong side rows); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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