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PBELKNAP
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  12:48:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit PBELKNAP's Homepage Send PBELKNAP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Perhaps this belongs under Patterns, but I thought I'd broach the question...

What is your favorite adult hoodie pattern? I'm thinking of making one for someone for Christmas. It would need to be a zippered or buttoned one (no pullovers), and preferably I'd like chunky yarn, so that I can get it knit in time...

I've seen a ton of different patterns, but figured I'd get people's opinions on which ones they liked best!

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purlthis
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Posted - 09/11/2012 :  3:51:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I haven't done it, but Central Park is really popular!

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PBELKNAP
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Posted - 09/12/2012 :  12:34:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit PBELKNAP's Homepage Send PBELKNAP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I need something simpler, as I want to get it done by Christmas!

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flicka
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Posted - 09/14/2012 :  6:37:07 PM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What about an adult-size Tomten jacket? Many years ago I made a child-size Tomten, my first EZ project, and it went pretty quickly if I remember right. Check Ravelry for the upsized pattern if you are interested.

flicka
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Nanaknit
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Posted - 09/16/2012 :  4:31:25 PM  Show Profile Send Nanaknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Check out Chic Knits Basic Hoodie on Ravelry. You can omit the lace panels and it should be a quick knit.

Linda

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Ceil
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Posted - 09/18/2012 :  7:20:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
See my Central Park Hoodie on my Ravelry page. I finished mine in about a month. You've got plenty of time. Also, I knitted mine in ONE piece, so no sewing. The tricky thing about it (and you should read what others have to say) is that it may be good to go up two sizes to get a decent fit. I also found that the sleeves were helped by adding more stitches in girth, something that happened automatically as a result of the Cowichan set-in-sleeve technqiue I used. Anyway, I've got quite the journal there, and you might want to read it before you start it up.

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Posted - 09/20/2012 :  03:42:00 AM  Show Profile Send chris_e a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love my Central Park hoodie and found it easy, quick, and well fit without modifications. I used the Elann tweed singles, beefing it up to gauge with an add-in sock yarn that also livened the color. Really need to get it and everything else posted on Ravelry! Chris
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kmmorrison78
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Posted - 09/20/2012 :  07:28:54 AM  Show Profile Send kmmorrison78 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like Chic Knits Cassidy and Twist hoodies. I would put in zippers rather than buttons. I have actually started Twist, I skipped the waist shaping and I am going to use the hood from the Austin hoodie pattern because the Twist hoodie is too pointy. Whichever pattern you choose I would recommend a zipper, they are handy and look nicer. Good luck.
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mixedupbrd
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Posted - 09/20/2012 :  09:07:25 AM  Show Profile Send mixedupbrd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wonderful Wallaby is my super favorite hoody pattern. I have made five of them so far in all different sizes and yarns. They have been well worn by the recipients...even the baby loves the Wallaby. I think that is a testament to the pattern.
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Thredbende@aol.com
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Posted - 09/20/2012 :  12:24:48 PM  Show Profile Send Thredbende@aol.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wonderful Wallaby is a great pattern. I have made half a dozen, and they are a joy to knit. My niece is a GRIT (girl raised in the south) living in Albany, NY with her husband. She reported that she didn't take hers off for 7 months! I knitted it in a Bartlett yarn worsted.

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honolulurn@yahoo.com
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Posted - 09/20/2012 :  5:07:57 PM  Show Profile Send honolulurn@yahoo.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I searched Ravelry patterns, specifying the following--
attributes: hood AND zipper
category: cardigan
craft: knitting
gender / age / size / fit: adult
weight: bulky
and there were many nice patterns!
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PBELKNAP
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Posted - 09/21/2012 :  07:22:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit PBELKNAP's Homepage Send PBELKNAP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by honolulurn@yahoo.com

I searched Ravelry patterns, specifying the following--
attributes: hood AND zipper
category: cardigan
craft: knitting
gender / age / size / fit: adult
weight: bulky
and there were many nice patterns!



Thanks...I'll check it out!


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NashvilleKnippie
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Posted - 09/21/2012 :  10:03:55 AM  Show Profile Send NashvilleKnippie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is my hands-down favorite for bulky yarn, especially bulky thick n' thin, Mari Lynn Patrick's #30 Hooded Toggle Vest -- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/30-hooded-toggle-vest. If you don't have a source for the Vogue Knitting, Fall 2003, the vest is, thankfully, still available on the VK Website for download -- http://store.vogueknitting.com/p-576-hooded-toggle-vest.aspx.

It's a quick knit, and it wouldn't be hard to add sleeves if you want to. I loved it, and so did my daughter...not to mention, everyone who ever saw her in it!

Happy knitting!

Nashvilleknippie on Ravelry
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PBELKNAP
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Posted - 09/22/2012 :  04:20:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit PBELKNAP's Homepage Send PBELKNAP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ccumberger@comcast.net

This is my hands-down favorite for bulky yarn, especially bulky thick n' thin, Mari Lynn Patrick's #30 Hooded Toggle Vest -- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/30-hooded-toggle-vest. If you don't have a source for the Vogue Knitting, Fall 2003, the vest is, thankfully, still available on the VK Website for download -- http://store.vogueknitting.com/p-576-hooded-toggle-vest.aspx.

It's a quick knit, and it wouldn't be hard to add sleeves if you want to. I loved it, and so did my daughter...not to mention, everyone who ever saw her in it!

Happy knitting!

Nashvilleknippie on Ravelry



Neither link is working, for some reason...

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NashvilleKnippie
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Posted - 09/22/2012 :  07:34:06 AM  Show Profile Send NashvilleKnippie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Let me try my links again --unless http://store.vogueknitting.com/p-576-hooded-toggle-vest.aspx.
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NashvilleKnippie
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Posted - 09/22/2012 :  07:55:52 AM  Show Profile Send NashvilleKnippie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's the http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/30-hooded-toggle-vest link[/url].
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robinstephanie
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Posted - 09/22/2012 :  11:37:21 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love that Vogue knitted toggle vest. Love. Just googled the pattern, found with no problem, and bought it. Here are the links again--I think ccumberger's links aren't working because there's a period stuck inside of them.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/30-hooded-toggle-vest
http://store.vogueknitting.com/p-576-hooded-toggle-vest.aspx

ccumberger, thanks for suggesting this pattern.

Robinsteph

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NashvilleKnippie
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Posted - 09/24/2012 :  08:58:20 AM  Show Profile Send NashvilleKnippie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks! It's an all-time favorite. Darryl Hannah actually modeled it for the cover of Vogue Knitting that contained the pattern originally. Happy knitting!
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