Austin Hoodie available.

Posted on | May 2, 2010 | 26 Comments

My newest indie design, the Austin Hoodie, made with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, is available. For a limited period of time, I’m offering the pattern for a promotional price. This promotional period will end on Friday, May 7, midnight EST.


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It’s a classic hoodie that’s easy to wear. Simple, with small details to make it special, the Austin Hoodie is worked in Tosh Merino Light, a rounded single ply yarn dyed in Madelinetosh’s exquisite and subtle colorways. The main body of the hoodie is worked at a larger than called for gauge to create a light fabric, while the woven slipped st band is worked doubled to play with sheerness and opacity. Great for layering and easy to knit, the Austin Hoodie is made in one piece up to the armholes with set in sleeves that are picked up directly from the body of the sweater and worked down to the cuffs. Minimal finishing ensures that once this project is cast off, it’s ready to go.

Finished Size: 32 (35½, 39, 43¼, 47¼, 51½)” bust circumference. Sample measures 35½”.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% merino wool, 440 yards/100 gram skein – 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins. The second size uses most of the third skein, so if you intend to do extensive swatching, get an extra skein to make sure you have enough yarn.
Needles: Body and sleeves – US size 6 circular needles. US size 5 needles for doubled, woven band at bust. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holders.
Gauge: 23 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Stockinette with larger needles. 23 sts and 38 rows = 4” in woven stitch with smaller needles.



26 Responses to “Austin Hoodie available.”

  1. Terrie
    May 2nd, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    This is beautiful! I can’t wait to knit it up :)

  2. marri
    May 2nd, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

    as always, connie – lovely!

  3. Kim O
    May 2nd, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    I LOVE it ! Off to find yarn and then get pattern . great job !

  4. Adrika
    May 2nd, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    what a beauty!!! I’m in love with your designs, always so delicate and feminin! Thanks!!!

  5. juniperjune
    May 2nd, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

    gorgeous! beautiful design, and i love the color, too!

  6. Felicity Estrin
    May 2nd, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

    This is gorgeous! Now I just need to get my paws on enough Tosh Merino Light :0).

    A quick question: in the schematics you don’t give a cross shoulder measurement, but I see that the stitch count is different for the different sizes. I ask because I have a smaller shoulder/bigger boob fitting issue and am learning to choose my sized based on cross-shoulder and add the boob room later, so cross-shoulder is a helpful measurement. Am I right in thinking that you didn’t calculate the cross-shoulder because of the stretchiness of the rib?

  7. Kristina
    May 2nd, 2010 @ 10:53 pm

    Love this!
    And it looks like I could make it and it would look good.

  8. Sarah
    May 3rd, 2010 @ 4:58 am

    Ooo another lovely one Connie, its gorgeous!

  9. Julie
    May 3rd, 2010 @ 10:28 am

    what a gorgeous hoodie!! Love your newest design.

  10. Deb
    May 3rd, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

    Just what i’ve been searching for. It’s perfect!
    P.S. I have ordered your pattern and now am wondering where I can purchase the Tosh Merino Light yarn on line. Been searching … no luck :-) Need it to be sent to Australia!.

  11. Sharon
    May 3rd, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

    LOVE the design, but can’t figure out where to buy Tosh merino Light? Any tips?

  12. carrie
    May 3rd, 2010 @ 8:10 pm


  13. Debbie
    May 6th, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    Beautiful sweater. Can you please clarify your yarn choice? I can’t find the Madelinetosh tosh merino light at 440yds/100g.

  14. Marleen
    May 6th, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

    I love this pattern and just purchased it. I am looking for the yarn and it appears to be fingering weight. Is that correct? On a size 5 and 6 needle?

  15. prista
    May 6th, 2010 @ 10:22 pm

    hey connie, this one is pretty =)

  16. Julie
    May 7th, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

    I LOVE this! I just ordered the pattern, but that yarn seems to be tough to come by. Is there a good substitute you could recommend?

  17. Poopster
    May 10th, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    Phuck! i can’t believe i missed the promo on this pattern. Spit! Spit! Spit!

  18. Friender Jen
    May 10th, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

    Gorgeous! Simply Gorgeous! I might use Rowan Cashcotton 4ply for it or Rowan 4 ply Soft. Both fingering weight. It’s too bad Madelinetosh couldn’t time a better release with the pattern to capitalize on sales!

  19. Kim O
    January 19th, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    I am wondering what color of madeline tosh you used to knit this ? I love it and think this has to be the color I knit mine …
    Thank you !
    Kim O

  20. Andrea
    May 15th, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    I’m so enjoying knitting this sweater and the yarn (Tosh Merino Light) is amazing. One quick question, when you specify m1 in the increase row at the bottom of page 2, is it m1L or m1R?

  21. betty seinen
    November 6th, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    I am knitting this hoodie and all has gone well till I come to knitting the hood. I have picked up the stitches held on holders from the left, back and right neck but cannot figure out what to do with the stitches that form the rounded part of the neck edge that were created as the neck was shaped. Shouldn’t I pick up something off the edge between where I have picked up the stitches?

  22. Barbara Moseler
    November 12th, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    I am on the hoodie of this pattern and don’t have a clue what p1k2 means. Can you please explain. I love this sweater and am really anxious to finish! And, the yarn is to die for! Thanks for your help!

  23. KC Holmes
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

    Ready to start this pattern, but one question: To do the doubled woven section I need to know how much yarn to set aside as my 2nd strand. My yarn did not come in multiple skeins but wound on one cone. I had the opportunity to design the yarn myself and it is wound by weight onto one cone. Before I begin, I want to set aside and wind into a ball enough yard to complete the doubled woven section. I plan making this in the size 43 1/4. BTW, is the bust measurement used the finished garment measurement, or the wearer’s bust measurement? Thank you. I’ve seen this finished, a beautiful design.

  24. Paula
    May 31st, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    I am working the pattern of this beautiful hoodie and have a question. After working the first 4 inches of the body, the
    “Next row, dec row (RS)” states to work to 2 sts before 1st dart marker, k2tog, sm, work to 2nd dart marker, sm, ssk, work to 2 sts before 3rd dart marker, k2tog,sm, work to 4th dart marker, sm ssk, work to end.” It would seem to me that if the left and right sides of the body should be equal – the instruction should be read that the 1st and 4th darts have the k2tog and not the 1st and 3rd. Can you please verify or advise?
    Thank you.

  25. Carrie M
    June 7th, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    I am working on this pattern and so far so great….
    I am at the area of the 2 strand band — in the pattern it says (sl1, wyif, k1) — if i slip one then bring the yarn forward around the needle, then K1, this leaves a yarn over hole which will increase my stitch count for the row…or if placed in front that just rolls the stitch forward … Can you explain the wyif, please?

  26. Carrie
    June 11th, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    Hi Connie

    working on the sweater — I am loving it and cant wait to have it completed so i can show it off ….

    I do have a questions —

    I am working on the hood — I have stitches on the needles from the front neck and back neck edge stitches- at this point i have the 94 stitches which tells me in the pattern — and to mark the center of the hood. I am about to start the increase for the hood — when increasing – its say to work to marker — is that at the shoulders on each end – or the center of the hood marker..
    If its the center of the hood marker — it says work to stitch marker – m1,{(work 0 st)due to being size 39} m1, then slip – . there is only 1 marker. Do i make 2 stitches after the marker. Am I doing something wrong or just not reading it well.


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