oona's hoodie

Friday, December 18, 2009

Libby's new hoodie is finally finished. I don't know exactly why it took so long because on size 8 needles it should have been a breeze. However, that seed stitch hood put me on the slow track. (Probably a reason I haven't worked on that seed stitch throw.)

Let me tell you, this thing is WARM. Nice and heavy.
The pattern calls for 2 strands of Nordique held together throughout. You know how most times when you are holding two strands together at some point there is always tangling going on? Not with Nordique. This yarn unwinds beautifully. I wish I would have taken a picture and shown you. Because the balls were seriously beautiful when they unwound. I kept holding it up showing people.... look how pretty!
Pattern: Oona's Hoodie
Yarn: St-Denis Nordique (100% wool) 14 balls #5858 Red
Needles: size 8 US
Size: 32" chest circumference
Modification: Libby wanted it a little longer, so I added 2 inches. I also made buttonholes and used buttons instead of the snaps.
I made the smallest size for Libby who is twelve and wears a size 12. This pattern is written for size up to a 56" chest circumference. So, not just for young girls. I love that.
Have a wonderful weekend.

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86 comments

  1. I was just thinking about that hoodie when I read your post yesterday. It turned out just lovely - I'm sure your daughter is crazy about it!! I love the pattern and the basket of yarn she is spying through the window!

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  2. Just beautiful!! The cables really stand out in that lovely yarn and it fits Libby perfectly!

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  3. what a gorgeous project!

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  4. Seriously gorgeous! She looks great in it.

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  5. It's beautiful and fits her so well! You take such lovely modelled shots, really pretty.

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  6. Beautiful! And Libby does a great job of modeling.

    seed stitch...bah humbug!

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  7. Look at her in her boots. So stylish. That sweater is beautiful. You can tell the yarn is great to work with. Really lovely.

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  8. (Whoa, another "Trisha" commented!)
    This hoodie is just perfect. I love everything about it, especially the back view with the hood up. A classic!

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  9. The hoodie & color of yarn is simply beautiful!!!

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  10. So sweet, and the fit looks perfect~

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  11. Leslie, that is breathtaking. I can't get over those cables. Wow!

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  12. Very, very cute. (And I told you about that seed stitch, didn't I? It's like the seventh circle of h-e-double-hockey sticks for sure.) But that is so pretty...

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  13. ooh!! I love it. I think that's a sweater that even Lindsay would wear. Thanks for showing it. You did beautiful work.

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  14. I REALLY want to make this but I can't work out how to get the pattern. I am on Ravelry and based in UK. All information gratefully received!

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  15. The sweater is beautiful! And, I'm loving Libby's boots.

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  17. Are you kidding me with this?
    Lurve the knit.
    Lurve the color.
    Lurve the kiddo.
    Lurve the photograhy.
    Love the photo styling.
    (And how weird am I if seed stitch is something I actually can do really fast and simple? I got ONE on ya. Finally. Ha.)

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  18. Oops. How did I do THAT?

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  19. Boy, that is gorgeous!

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  20. This is so pretty, the color, the cables and where the cables are placed. Just lovely!

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  21. this is beautiful - colour, stitches, pics and the person who knits it and her darling wearing it.

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  22. how do you do this? it would have taken me YEARS to finish a project like this. you are stinkin amazing, lady!
    that yarn looks very cushy and comfy knitted up, and i love the cable patterns!
    i definitely love the hood part of it, i love the seed stitch pattern!
    i hope that you have a beautiful christmas!
    merry christmas, my dear!
    xo kendall

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  23. That is one really beautiful sweater!

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  24. That's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing about the lovely yarn, always good to know!
    Karen

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  25. That is one seriously gorgeous sweater.

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  26. Oh that is simply gorgeous! It seems just the perfect size for my 8 yr old too, she is quite tall for her age. I will have to add it to my queue and fave yours!

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  27. i love it! this makes me want to make one! i would'nt usually like this kind of shape but yours looks soooo lovely.

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  28. I love the color. That seed stitch can suck the life out of you. It looks lovely though.

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  29. Thats beautiful. I wish I could knit as well as you! The yarn sounds just great too.

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  30. Fantastic, Leslie! Seed stitch is a buzz kill for sure. I've been so eager to try the Nordique, glad to hear it's a winner:)

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  31. Wow, that is a seriously cute hoodie! and the extra length makes it perfect!

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  32. fabulous! I am in awe.

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  33. Oh my goodness. Seriously beautiful, the perfect color for a girl vibrant and young. And that it is warm means snuggly softness anytime, anywhere. She's a groovy girl with a pretty awesome mom who does way more then just knit, but gives from a heart, big.

    Peace and joy this weekend to you and yours. xoxo...Ana

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  34. Beautiful! I am a brand new reader, but have had your 'toasty/toast' on my favorites for a while now(thanks soulemama). I'm off to get yarn for 'em. Just wanted to say, I am sure to tune in every week now that I've read a few posts! :)

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  35. What a beautiful sweater! I know hoods can seem like an entire back - there's a lot of knitting - but the final result is impeccable. I like that the hood isn't too point, too.

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  36. A little girl no more. And now she has a fabulous new sweater, knit to her specifications. You can feel the warmth of that gorgeous hoodie, and the love for your child included in every stitch.

    Here's wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays and a most prosperous New Year!

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  37. Gorgeous! Am in total awe!

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  38. Beautiful sweater! Love the yarn! I must say, I've been reading your blog for most of this year and, I don't know if it's the Christmas tree entry, but I have finally gotten the nerve up to post a comment to say how delightful, entertaining and informative I find your blog. Glad to hear all is well with your camera - I don't know what I'd do without mine. Happy Holidays to you and your incredible family. And thank you for such a great blog :D ~ tisha

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  39. Every little seed stitch was worth it. I love it!

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  40. This looks SO comfortable and cozy. It looks beautiful on her!

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  41. oh leslie - the hoodie is gorgeous!!! i am sure libby just loves it and it looks so great on her. you are a beautiful knitter (and a pretty great mom :) )

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  42. amazing! simply amazing!
    another awesome project!
    it looks beautiful on libyy.

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  43. lovely leslie! libby is getting so big!

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  44. This sweater is stunning. I love the color. I love the style. It's just beautiful! Some day my hands will do what yours can. Some day.... :)

    May I ask where you got your daughters boots? They, too, are really great! Please! Thanks in advance --

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  45. i love that! I will take the whole outfit!

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  46. Gorgeous! What a lucky girl!!!

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  47. I LOVE that!!! Can you make me one?! :)

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  48. That's just lovely!

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  49. I always love knitted hoodie and this one is perfect! The color, yarn, length! Beautiful knit!

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  50. Libby, you lucky duck! The hoodie turned out great!

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  51. That is so pretty, and the detail is lovely and the color is perfect! And the boots Libby is wearing are great.

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  52. just gorgeous....looks so professional and beautifully done. Libby makes a great model!

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  53. adorable--way worth the effort. :)

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  54. beautiful....just beautiful!
    libby must love it

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  55. OH my goodness. That is just fantastic! I'm glad she enjoys it as well.

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  56. So gorgeous! I'd love to make one of these...maybe in 2010!

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  57. She looks darling in it!

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  58. cindyb.12/21/2009

    What a great sweater, just beautiful! And let me add my name to the list of "Boot Admire-ers". They are great! Where did you find them?

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  59. Gorgeous sweater! It fits Libby beautifully - but will still look great on her in several years due to the length you added. And why is it that ribbing always seems faster than seed stitch?

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  60. Beautiful!

    I was just thinking that that is a lot of sizes in which the pattern is available. Something for everyone.

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  61. gorgeous hoodie! Would you mind to please tell me where you got her boots. They are exactly what I've been looking for.

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  62. she reminds me so much of you.

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  63. Very cool. I love sweaters with a generous range of sizes. Too many think that women (or men) don't get any bigger around than 44".

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  64. little libby is really growing up before our eyes! it makes me feel oldish! the sweater is so so pretty leslie...i LOVE the color.

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  65. That is beautiful! The hood looks nice but I think I would go crazy doing a seed stitch. It looks nice, it just takes to stinking long to do!

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  66. I absolutely love this sweater. I am very new to knitting and aspire to knit a piece like this one day!

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  67. Looks just wonderful - I love the seed stitch look, but it does take an awful long time. Really came out well. Your daughter is built like my daughter.

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  68. It's gorgeous!!!

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  69. SUPER CUTE! Love it!

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  70. Love, Love, Love it! And it's making me REALLY want to knit one for myself! Where can I get that pattern?

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  71. it's so gorgeous! you amaze me.

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  72. Hello! I would really love to get my hands on that pattern, but I can't figure out where to buy it... I clicked on the link but it doesn't allow you to buy the pattern. Thanks!! I love your blog!

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  73. hi sydpickett! the pattern is in the st. denis magazine....fall/winter '09. let me know if you have trouble finding it.. i just saw it at my lys!

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  74. hi sydpickett! the pattern is in the st. denis magazine....fall/winter '09. let me know if you have trouble finding it.. i just saw it at my lys!

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