Saturday, April 14, 2007

lace hoodie

One of the things about having so many works in progress is that all of a sudden you have a bunch of finished objects! (Love that.)

I finished the lace hoodie from Rebecca 32 during a couple of rainy days during my spring vacation this week. I was unsure about this project right up until the very end, but I'm really happy with the results! I used Patons Classic Wool Merino on size 8 needles, and made just a few small modifications. I knit the body in the round, and eliminated one pattern repeat, because the lace pattern was so stretchy. I also knit the sleeves to three-quarter length, rather than full length.

I have to block the hood again because I don't actually know the proper way to block a hood, so I'll try another one of my mad scientist techniques tonight to get rid of the wonkiness. I'll never actually wear the hood up, but there's a photo here. The hood construction is pretty interesting.

Although I was less than thrilled with my previous attempt at a hoodie, I see myself getting a lot of use out of this one! The fit is just right and it'll be something a little different to wear in this in-between-seasons weather.


Anonymous Megan said...

That's really good!! :)

[You should join the game too:]

7:08 PM  
Blogger goodkarma said...

What a cute sweater! I remember seeing that one in the magazine but thinking that the neckline was kind of strange. I'm glad to see that it's very flattering on you and very, very wearable.

7:12 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

That looks AWESOME!!! Love seeing ALL of your finished projects!!!! And maybe you should put the hood up for running to your car......i checked on flickr and you look too cute! :)

7:24 PM  
Blogger gleek said...


7:28 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

There was a woman at my kids' swimming class wearing a similar commercially made hoodie and I have been thinking about it ever since.

It looks fantastic, and surely you'll get a ton of wear out of it.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

It's beautiful, and it looks very wearable! With Patons Classic Merino it was affordable, too. Sounds like the perfect project.

8:27 PM  
Blogger lekkercraft said...

your sweater looks great - the mods you made were good choices, and i love the light color for the lace.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Gaby said...

It´s beautiful!

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it! Great color choice - it looks great on you.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

hey, I've checked out your blog a couple times, you choose such fantastic projects to do! this hoodie is impressive, and it seems perfect on you. have fun with it :)

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Claire said...

Oooh. I like this a lot. It's lacy without being precious.

12:20 AM  
Anonymous stitchywitch said...

That is so cute! I haven't seen that pattern before, and it's a really interesting sweater. Nice job!

12:31 AM  
Blogger amy said...

just a beautiful classic piece, great job!

12:42 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

simply lovely, and a great addition to any wardrobe!

1:16 AM  
Blogger Life&Times said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

10:36 AM  
Anonymous yaiAnn said...

So cute! I might just have to add this to my to knit list. Congrats!

11:05 AM  
Anonymous lucinda said...

jenna.... looks awesome!!nice work!

11:08 AM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

It looks fantastic. I love the neckline, great job.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Lori said...


11:57 AM  
Blogger jillian said...

Your hoodie looks incredible! I wasn't sure about the pattern in the book, but seeing it on you has made me reconsider. I love the color too, so classic.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

That is reeeeeally adorable!! Lately I have been really into the cream colored sweater with the dark denim jeans look. Great job Jenna!

12:32 PM  
Blogger tiennieknits said...

That is so pretty! I love that delicate color.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Kelly B said...

Oh my god Jenna, that's insane! How beautiful... I need some sweater-mentoring from you, I just produced ANOTHER loser :(

1:18 PM  
Anonymous binet said...

i love the 3/4 sleeves- great choice. it looks fantastic on you!

3:49 PM  
Blogger knitlit kate said...

i love it! your stitches look so perfect. great job.

4:01 PM  
Anonymous nina said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I want to make one now. Thanks for sharing!! I'm off to find Rebecca 32 :)

4:53 PM  
Blogger Sally said...


5:24 PM  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

This is so chic and pretty. the 3/4 sleeves are just the right length. Really lovely!

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

Really, really beautiful! It is really a unique knit but also looks really classic and very wearable. I love it!

12:43 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Jenna, it is so so pretty! I love the simple lace :) Great job on it!

9:03 AM  
Blogger cjel said...

It looks beautiful! I'd never thought of knitting a hoodie before, but I'm thinking about it now. Thanks!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

that is great - a perfect multi season sweater! Love how it came out!!!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Beautiful! I love it in the white (cream?) colour.

8:22 PM  
Blogger VickeryKnits said...

Beautiful sweater! I love the larger lace pattern--fantastic!

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

That sweater is lovely. Did you use the color "Winter White"? If not, which Patons Merino color? I love it and want to make the same one.


8:23 PM  
Blogger jenna said...

Yes that's the Winter White. Good luck with your hoodie!

7:42 AM  
Anonymous donna said...

Thank you. Keep up the good work. I think you're a great knitter and your photographs are adorable!


5:44 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Congrats on a beautiful finished project.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Beautiful sweater! I love the modification of the 3/4 sleeves!

6:49 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

It looks really great. I have this Rebecca magazine and like a punk, I haven't made anything from it. I'll be thinking about you and this hoodie when early Fall comes around.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Hege said...

It's gorgeous!!

3:01 AM  

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