Heather Hoodie Vest

A woman’s easy cardigan hoodie with cables, worked in a bulky yarn. The casual sweater features one-row buttonholes, a deep ribbed edging, and introduces the beginner to new techniques like three-needle bind-off, decreases, and increases.

Designer Debbie O'Neill
Sizes 35 (38, 41, 44, 47, 50)" bust, after blocking; shown in size 35" with 1" positive ease
Yarn Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair; 125 yd [114 m]/113 g):
• #M-170 pine shadows, 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins
Gauge 14 sts and 22 rows = 4" in St st; 22 st cable panel measures 3¾" wide before blocking and 4¼" after blocking
Tools
• Size 10 (6 mm): 16" and 24" circular (cir) needles
• Markers (m)
• Cable needle (cn)
• Stitch holders
• Yarn needle
• Five 1" buttons

Errata

LEFT FRONT Set-up cable patt: (WS) P6 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11), pm, k1, p2, k4, p3, M1p, p4, k4, p2, k1, pm, p6 (8, 11, 13, 16, 18) — 34 (38, 41, 44, 48, 51) sts.

RIGHT FRONT Set-up cable patt: (WS) P6 (8, 11, 13, 16, 18), pm, k1, p2, k4, p3, M1p, p4, k4, p2, k1, pm, p6 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) — 34 (38, 41, 44, 48, 51) sts.

BACK Set up cable patt: (WS) P6 (8, 11, 13, 16, 18) place marker (pm), k1, p2, k4, p3, M1P p4, k4, p2, k1, pm, p19 (19, 19, 19, 19, 19),pm, k1, p2, k4, p3, M1P, p4, k4, p2, k1, pm, p6 (8, 11, 13, 16, 18)–75 (79, 85, 89, 95, 99) sts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cardigans, Womens

60 thoughts on “Heather Hoodie Vest

  1. I love this hoodie, my Granddaughter REALLY  loves this hoodie.  This is her very favorite style.  Problem;  I don’t know if I can really make it, but I am going to try.  (I am not very proficient!!)

    My granddaughter has a 50″ chest, do you think the 50″ will work for her?  Is there a way to make it larger with different needles or yarn? 

    Can anyone help me with suggestions?  Thank you  so much for whatever advise or suggestions you can offer.

    Elizabeth

  2. I love this hoodie, my Granddaughter REALLY  loves this hoodie.  This is her very favorite style.  Problem;  I don’t know if I can really make it, but I am going to try.  (I am not very proficient!!)

    My granddaughter has a 50″ chest, do you think the 50″ will work for her?  Is there a way to make it larger with different needles or yarn? 

    Can anyone help me with suggestions?  Thank you  so much for whatever advise or suggestions you can offer.

    Elizabeth

  3. Has anyone discovered an error in this pattern?  I believe there is a problem with the instructions on the “Set up cable patt” row.    Following the instructions as written I get 23 stitches between markers but the chart indicates 22 stitches in the panel.  It seems the instructions should read “P3, p1f&b, p3” in order to get the eight stitches in the center.  But the instructions read, “P3, p1f&b, p4.”  I don’t see any corrections for this pattern.  Did I miss something?  I attempted to use the “Contact us”  area but was unsuccessful.  Help!!!

  4. I came here because I started the Heather Hoodie Vest and I have also encountered what I find to be a pattern error.
    I am not the most experienced knitter  – so I spent a lot of time counting up the stitches and trying to see what I did wrong.

    In the first cable set up row for the back, the stitches don’t seem to add up.   I see that someone else also felt there was an error.

    What do I do now?   Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!  The cable set up row (I am using size 38 so those are the numbers I will mention here) calls for an increase from the original cast on 77 stitches to 79 stitches.  I have 79 stitches but at the end of the set up row it wants me to finish with 8 purls – I only have 6 and that works out to the 79 stitches there should be.      I have counted each section over and over – the pattern itself counts up to 79 stitches if you only purl 6 at the end instead of 8.   I am afraid to just leave this as I don’t want things to “not match up” as I continue knitting.

    THanks for any advice.

    MIchele

  5. I wrote a message to the designer; then I just found a pattern correction for this sweater posted on one of the designer’s forums

    Here is what she wrote:

    Pattern correction:
    On the cable set up row (first row after ribbing), after each occurrence of pf&b, it should read p 3, not p 4. This is true of the back and both fronts for all sizes

     

    I know this solves my problem – hope it helps you too KnitMini. (though I have to unknit and I am not so good at that!)

    Michele Ross

     

  6. I like the hoodie, but I have never done cables.  Is this a good pattern to start with?  I’m afraid I don’t know what the other choices are, so I don’t know if I would like something else better. 

  7. I would love to see this as the next KAL! I haven’t had the courage to start such a large project yet, and this would be perfect, since I wouldn’t need to do any upsizing to make it!

    Pamela Holt

  8. I’d enjoy doing the hoodie vest as the next KAL with a few changes:

    a) provide a hoodless option – so those who already knit a CPH could use this vest as an over CPH layer on really cold days;

    b) perhaps include extended sizes as for the CPH – that was awesome for those of use who like clothes loose or in a larger size than 50 bust;

    c) maybe include pockets in this pattern to make a more functional garment.

     

    Michele B.

     

  9. will skip this project. don’t like the sleeves.  everyone seems to want to alter this pattern if they do it.  seems to me it is not “the pattern”.  Is there another suggestion?

    I need to do a bed jacket/shawl/wrap for my mother in the nursing home. Maybe someone else knows someone in the hospital or doing alot of bed time.

    Or maybe a neat baby project , all my friends granddaughters are having babies this comming year.

    lol,

    llindy

  10. Wow! I’ve been looking for a pattern just like this! Love it! I work by some very cold windows at work and I’ve been wanting to make a little something I can put on for extra warmth. This will go great with the fingerless mitts I just finished!

  11. This is a perfect vest for everyone. Personally I am going to add pockets (on the side seams). This project is from the BEST issue of “knitscene” that I have seen. GREAT patterns. A must for every knitter’s library.

    Aine

  12. I just finished the hoodie and the knitting portion is easy but there is allot of finishing.  You have to pick up stitches for sleeves, pick up stitches for button band and hood, and make the buttonholes.  Not hard but I did find the finishing very time consuming.  I do love the vest though so it was worth it. 

  13. I made this vest in October and I LOVE it.  I used Berroco Cuzco in a purple shade and it’s truly stunning.  It’s a soft and looks great, plus it seems to wash well on the gentle cycle in my front loader.  This was my first attempt at cables and the pattern was easy to follow.  I always photo copy the pattern and laminate it so the magazie or book doesn’t get beat up and it’s easy to carry around (I don’t have to worry about spilling my beer at the pub on the pattern and ruining it LOL).  I struggled following the cable pattern at first, so blew it up on the photo copier several times and them laminated it.  I used to post it note to track which row I was on by moving the post it note up every time I finished a row.  I love the little short “sleeves.”  After knitting this I think this vest would look great on a variety of body types too. 

    Brooke

  14. This would be a great opportunity for Kathleen to teach us to be “the boss of our knitting” (thank you EZ!) by modifying the pattern the way we’d each like to! I’d like no sleeves and no cables, plus add pockets. Some would like no hood, some would like bigger sizes. What a bunch of cool stuff we could all learn! The CPH was so complex I could not attempt it – it’d be great to knit-along a simpler project that some of us less experienced folx could participate in (:

  15. One of my knitting resolutions is to make some sweaters this year so if I were to join the knit-a-log, for the first time by the way, I would choose this pattern. However, I’d like to know the adjustments needed to make it for someone like me or my daughter, larger busted women than 50″. Also is this a pattern an adventurous advanced beginner could tackle?  I’v’e only been knitting a year, but I’ve made about a dozen pair of patterned toe-up socks, two-at-a-time on one circular needle using the magic loop method. This pattern would give me the opportunity to try cables, buttonholes and a new bind-off technique so it would be worth it to me.

  16. I think this is really cute. I know once I am finished with one for myself, all three of my daugher’s are going to want one too!! Thanks for the cute pattern.

  17. just subscribed to this , so very new… live in Cheshire in the UK and would  love to knit this , where do i get the pattern from?

    sorry if this is being a bit thick but i will learn.

     

    regards

    Alma

  18. I love the intricacy of the design.  However, I am not especially fond of the hood.  I have found that hoods are useless and add  too much bulk under coats and jackets. 

  19. I like this one.  I downloaded another hooded vest, but this one has so much more ‘sass’.  I wanna make it!  Might put some pockets on it or add one to the inside.

     

     

  20. This is a gorgeous pattern I have been wanting to do, Bought the magazine specifically for this pattern. One thing I can comment on. Don’t like the sleeves? Make them long, 3/4, or leave them off completely. You can also substitute other cable pattens (I found this lovely leaf and vine pattern I want to use). This is a very flexible pattern, good for all climates. Being in Colorado, we have warm days and cool nights in spring, and it gets downright cold in winter – this will be great for wearing around the house, and when I work (I work at home in the basement).

    Leiah in Colorado

  21. MargueriteD ~ Thanks for your comments about your finished Heather Hoodie! How exciting! May we see? Front and back? How does the front hang when it’s not buttoned? Graceful or funky? Does the hood lay flat when it’s down?

    Thank you thank you (: (: (:

  22. There are some of us out here who would like to do the KAL on the Hoodie, but the magazine is out of stock and there’s no way to get the pattern.  Can’t Interweave offer this one pattern for a single sale price?  I think they would sell quite a lot of them.  🙂

    Thanks

  23. I agree with knitmini – the instructions should read K3 M1P K3 (not K4) as in the errata section above.  I spent a better part of an hour figuring this one out.  There has to be 8 stitches for the cable section, not 9.

  24. I agree with knitmini – the instructions should read K3 M1P K3 (not K4) as in the errata section above.  I spent a better part of an hour figuring this one out.  There has to be 8 stitches for the cable section, not 9.

  25. I am making this sweater right now, this blog has made it very confusing for me, I did the correction of m1 instead of the p f&B, but there were a couple on here saying Quote”

    KnitMini wrote
    on 09-09-2009 7:49 AM

    Has anyone discovered an error in this pattern?  I believe there is a problem with the instructions on the “Set up cable patt” row.    Following the instructions as written I get 23 stitches between markers but the chart indicates 22 stitches in the panel.  It seems the instructions should read “P3, p1f&b, p3” in order to get the eight stitches in the center.  But the instructions read, “P3, p1f&b, p4.”  I don’t see any corrections for this pattern.  Did I miss something?  I attempted to use the “Contact us”  area but was unsuccessful.  Help!!!”

     

    I am a member of ravelry and debbie is in there, so i personally gave her this link and asked her to verify.. I am confused only after reading this blog,, sorry all.

     

    Hope we can get what we need figured out,,,

     

    I had the same problem with the left and right front cast on and set up as well for size 41 is said to cast on 40, but the ribbing does not match what the pattern says,,, Hope we can get some clarification..

     

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