Under the Hoodie by Kristin Spurkland

Under the Hoodie

September 2004
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1359 - 1812 yards (1243 - 1657 m)
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Errata available: web.archive.org

Pattern Description from Stitch ‘n Bitch: “This sweater combines several of my favorite design elements: hoods, stripes, and a mix of deep red, pink, and orange. I love making sporty styles in soft, luxurious mohair-the yarn give the design more versatility. I wear this hoodie as a cover-up in my yoga and dance classes, and then pair it with a low-slung, funky skirt and my favorite red boots for nights out. I suggest knitting this sweater on a circular needle (even though it is knit flat), because you can join new colors at either end of the circulars-especially important when you work on stripes. Also, it is easier to knit the hood on circulars than on straight needles. You’ll see what I mean when you get there!”


  • Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large)
  • Finished bust 36 (40, 43.5, 47.5)“
  • Finished length 20 (21, 22, 23)“

Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, pick up stitches, decrease, increase, change color, knit in the round, 3-needle bind-off, sew seam, bind off


  • Rowan Kid Classic (70% wool/26% mohair/4% nylon; 50g/151yds)
  • A: 5 (5, 6, 7) skeins # 825 Crushed Velvet
  • B: 3 (4, 4, 4) skeins # 819 Pinches
  • C: 1 (1, 1, 1) skein # 827 Juicy
  • US 8 (5mm) 24” circular needle, or size needed obtain gauge
  • US 7 (4.5mm) knitting needles
  • Stitch holders

Pattern is on pages 192-195.

Not an actually error, just the omission of a note to break and re-join yarn:

Pg 194, Shape Pocket section: Work as written (ends with a RS knit row).

Join Pocket to Sweater section: In order to follow these directions (starts with a RS knit row), it is necessary to break the yarn and re-join it so it is in position for knitting a RS row.