Top Down Hoodie with Cable Infants

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Top Down Hoodie with Cable Infants Pattern


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Pattern Details

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Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques used in this project include; knitting on dpns, knitting in the round on circular needle, & simple cable

Pattern Description:

Get back to basics with the timeless classic with a "twist". It's elegant simplicity is a fashion statement in itself and your handknit baby sweater will easily become an heirloom for future generations if you choose a nice luxurious natural fiber yarn.

This great Hoodie is so much cuter than a sweatshirt and every bit as practical. The downy soft Merino wool yarn with either silk or angora rabbit is so comfy and warm.

Best of all it's so easy to knit. You start at the top of the hood and knit down as far as where the sleeves are divided from the body. At this point you are almost there. Just finish the body and each sleeve and you won't have any sewing or finishing left to do but the seam at the top of the hood.

The simplicity of this design with its classy little cable along the raglan seam gives this sweater an elegant look. It will be at home on a sleigh ride, sailing in the 1,000 Islands or at the County Fair on a cool summer evening or to ward of the first chills of autumn. I'll bet this will not only be your go-to pattern for something easy as well as practical to knit but also receive many admiring compliments from friends and passersby.

You may choose any worsted weight natural fiber yarn that will give you the correct gauge but I strongly encourage you to visit the web site and try the recommended yarns in this design and you will see why we chose them for this sweet little pullover.


18 sts and 24 rows per 4 inches (10 cm) in stocking stitch on the larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Infant - Small [Med, Large]
  • approximate age - 0-6 months [9-12 months, 18-24 months]
  • Finished Chest: 21 [23, 25] inches - 54 [58, 63] cm
  • Body Length: 10.25 [12, 14] inches - 26 [30, 35] cm
  • Sleeve Length from underarm: 6 [6.5, 7] inches - 15 [16, 18] cm
  • This garment is designed with an easy fit, similar to a sweatshirt.


  • Nancy Elizabeth Designs Handspun Merino Wool/Silk 85/15 blend, Worsted Weight. Approximately 46 yards/42 meters per 1 oz./28g skein
  • OR Nancy Elizabeth Designs Handspun Merino Wool/Angora 75/25 blend, Worsted Weight. Approximately 46 yards/42 meters per 1 oz skein
  • 7 [11, 14] 1 oz skeins
  • Or you may choose any natural fiber worsted weight yarn as the pattern is knit in a standard worsted gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 4.5mm (US 7) 16-20 inch long circular needle (16" is a better length for smaller sizes)
  • 5mm (US 8) 16-20 inch circular needle
  • set of 4 double pointed needles (dpns) in size 5mm (US 8)
  • Stitch Holders and Markers

Suggested yarn:

325 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Nancy Elizabeth Designs Handspun Merino Wool/Silk



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About Designer

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I really enjoy sharing my passion for maintaining excellence, quality, beauty and joy in the process and practice of fiber art. I want to honor the human skills involved, keep them from becoming a dying art and acknowledge the rich heritage, the diversity and multicultural history of handcrafted textiles.
I try to stay mindful when sourcing my materials, thoughtfully choosing sustainable, ...

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