September 16th, 2010

Austin Hoodie

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Hi Everyone

This time of year the store is changing almost on a daily basis.  The arrival of new yarns means things get moved around and reposition, sample garments are coming in from our suppliers and the staff is delirious from the new patterns to knit and crochet both for themselves as well as for the store.  It can be a little frustrating at times because I can go to look for a yarn or sample garment that was one place yesterday and not there today.  That is truly how fast things can change.

I was in the store gathering some yarn yesterday when I stopped dead in my tracks.  This sample may have been in the store for a bit but it was new to me.  I *heart* it:


It’s the Austin Hoodie from Connie Chang Chinchio.  Our model was knit using 3 skeins of  Tosh Merino Light.  The sample is a size 32 and is shown in the color Jade.

Look at the lovely stitch detail on the front:


The woven slip stitched band is created using the yarn doubled – very nice detail.

Here’s the back:


The main body is worked in a larger than called for gauge which results in a lighter weight fabric.  It’s knit in one piece up to the armholes and features set in sleeves.  What’s even better is that the pattern offers six sizes from 32″-51 1/2″ bust circumference.

Hmm.  Maybe this should be on our short list for a KAL on Ready, Set, Knit?  What do you all think?


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  • Yinyangknitter

    Definitely a KAL. I’m usually way behind when it comes to KAL’s but I’ll watch for THIS one! And I hope to visit your store this week for the first time, so I can pet the sample!

  • Meliabella

    SO pretty! Thanks for sharing! Added to my queue!

  • iloveafarmer

    I really like this sweater, and love it in that beautiful green! I’ve never done a KAL before, maybe this will be my first.

  • iknitalone

    Definitely a beautiful sweater. I’ve never really done the kal, so I’m not much of one to judge by, but I can see knitting it!

  • Beth

    I love this.Guess I will be purchasing this in the next few days.Lovely indeed!!

  • Kathy

    Looks like I better get this project on the KAL list sooner rather than later!

  • KathyElkins

    Looks like I better get this project on the KAL list sooner rather than later!

  • Debullman

    Love it

  • Missus Vonkysmeed

    I just purchased some Araucania Itata during your summer sale and THIS is the exact pattern I had in mind for it!

  • jeaniebabbage

    That is just what I need to make for a Christmas gift! How did you know?

  • Laura Marr

    Adorable, but I’d like to see a front closure…maybe sew in a zipper rather than buttons that may gap? Would love to see a kal done for it!

  • Pbolgiano

    What yarn and color is that. I love the richness.

  • KathyElkins

    Our model was knit using 3 skeins of Tosh Merino Light. The sample is a size 32 and is shown in the color Jade.

  • sharolene

    I totally agree with that. With my ample bosom, I can see the sweater not hanging straight. I think it would be easy enough to put in a zipper.