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lion brand® ice cream® big scoop® gilroy knit hoodie

Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 1 - Lion Brand® Ice Cream® Big Scoop Yarn – Blueberry 
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Child's 2 (4, 6)
 
Finished Chest About 23" (25", 27"), (58.5 (63.5, 68.5) cm)
 
Finished Length About 12" (13", 14"), (30.5 (33, 35.5) cm)

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
 
GAUGE:
20 sts + 28 rows = about 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Please be sure to check your gauge.
 
STITCH EXPLANATIONS:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left hand needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
 
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left hand needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right hand needle; insert left hand needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together – 1 st decreased.
 
NOTES:
1. Hoodie is worked in 5 pieces: Back, Front, 2 Sleeves, and Pocket.
2. The lower edge of the Hoodie will roll naturally.
3. The hood is worked directly onto the seamed Front and Back. 
Step 2
BACK:

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Cast on 58 (64, 68) sts.
 
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 11" (12", 13"), (28 (30.5, 33) cm) from beg, end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.
 
 
Shape Shoulders
 
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts, k to end of row – you will have 54 (59, 62) sts in this row.
 
Row 2: Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts, p to end of row – 50 (54, 56) sts.
 
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2 – 42 (44, 44) sts.
 
Row 5: Bind off 5 sts, k to end of row – 37 (39, 39) sts.
 
Row 6: Bind off 5 sts, p to end of row – 32 (34, 34) sts.
 
Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 5 and 6.
 
Place rem 22 (24, 24) sts onto a holder for back neck. 
Step 3
FRONT:

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Cast on 58 (64, 68) sts.
 
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 9" (10", 11"), (23 (25.5, 28) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
Beg Placket
 
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
 
Row 2: P24 (27, 29), k10, p to end of row.
 
Rows 3-8: Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 3 more times.
 

Left Side
 
Row 1 (RS): K29 (32, 34) for left side; slip remaining sts onto a st holder for right side.
 
Row 2: K5, p to end of row.
 
Row 3: Knit.
 
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures about 11" (12", 13"), (28, (30.5, 33) cm) from beg, end with a Row 2 as the last row you work.
 

Shape Left Shoulder
 
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts, k to end of row – 25 (27, 28) sts.
 
Row 2: K5, p to end of row.
 
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2 – 21 (22, 22) sts.
 
Row 5: Bind off 5 sts, k to end of row – 16 (17, 17) sts.
 
Row 6: K5, p to end of row – 16 (17, 17) sts.
 
Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 5 and 6.
 
Place rem 11 (12, 12) sts onto a st holder.
 

Right Side
 
Return 29 (32, 34) right side sts from holder onto needle ready to work a RS row.
 
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
 
Row 2: P to last 5 sts, k5.
 
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until right side measures same as left side to shape shoulder, end with a
Row 1 as the last row you work.
 

Shape Right Shoulder
 
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts, p to last 5 sts, k5 – 25 (27, 28) sts.
 
Row 2: Knit.
 
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2 – 21 (22, 22) sts.
 
Row 5: Bind off 5 sts, p to last 5 sts, k5 – 16 (17, 17) sts.
 
Row 6: Knit – 16 (17, 17) sts.
 
Row 7: Rep Row 5.
 
Place rem 11 (12, 12) sts onto a st holder.  
Step 4
SLEEVES (make 2)
 
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Cast on 34 (36, 38) sts.
 
Work in Garter st (k every st on every row) for 4 rows.
 
 
Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st until piece measures about 1" (2.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
Increase Row (RS): K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 – 36 (38, 40) sts.
 
Work in St st for 5 rows.
 
Rep last 6 rows for 6 (7, 9) more times – 48 (52, 58) sts.
 
Work even in St st, without increasing or decreasing, until piece measures about 7" (8 1/2", 10"), (18 (21.5, 25.5) cm) from beg.
 
Work in Garter st for 4 rows.
 
Bind off. 
Step 5
POCKET:

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Cast on 38 (40, 44) sts.
 
Work in Garter st for 4 rows.
 
Next Row (RS): Knit.
 
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
 
 
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 2" (2", 2 1/2"), (5 (5, 6.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
 
Shape Pocket
 
Row 1 (Decrease Row – RS): K3, ssk, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3 – 36 (38, 42) sts.
 
Row 2: Purl.
 
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 8 (9, 10) more times – 20 (20, 22) sts.
 
Work in Garter st for 4 rows.
 
Bind off. 
Step 6
FINISHING:
Sew shoulder seams.
 

Hood
 
Return 11 (12, 12) left side sts, 22 (24, 24) back sts and 11 (12, 12) right side sts from holders to needle so that you are ready to work a RS row.
 
Row 1 (Joining Row – RS): K11 (12, 12) right side sts; kfb in each of the 22 (24, 24) back sts; k11 (12, 12) left side sts – 66 (72, 72) sts.
 
Row 2: K5, p to last 5 sts, k5.
 
Row 3: Knit.
 
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until hood measures about 7" (7 1/2", 7 1/2"), (18 (19, 19) cm), end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
 
Shape Hood
 
Row 1 (RS): K28 (31, 31), k2tog, place marker (pm), k6, pm, ssk, k to end of row – 64 (70, 70) sts.
 
Row 2: K5, p to last 5 sts, k5, slipping markers as you come to them.
 
Row 3: K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker (sm), k to next marker, sm, ssk, k to end of row – 62 (68, 68) sts.
 
Rep Rows 2 and 3 for 3 more times – 56 (62, 62) sts.
 
Bind off.
 
Fold bind-off row in half and sew top edge of hood.
 
Place Pocket at center of Front, about 1" (2.5 cm) above lower edge, and sew in place.
 
Place markers on Front and Back about 4 1/2" (5", 5 1/2"), (11.5 (12.5, 14) cm) below shoulders. Sew Sleeves between markers.
 
Sew side and Sleeve seams.
 
Weave in ends. 
 
ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)(s)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together
P = Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
St St = Stockinette Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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