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HOODED SWEATER With zippered back

Thanks, Randy_Chris" <chrisdal@pionet.net>
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Materials: worsted weight yarn
  Size 6 months-6 oz.
          9 months-6 oz.
         12 months-8 oz.
 Size 6 & 8 needles,  2 Stitch holders,  Zipper according to size,  Markers,  Crochet hook.

HOOD:
 With large needles, CO 21 (22-23) loosely

Row 1: K 4, p across

Row 2: K across

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until it measures 13” (13 ½ -14”) from CO edge, end by working R 2, then CO 4 sts. at end of Row.

Pick up 21 (22-23) sts along CO edge 46 (48-50) sts.

NECK: Change to smaller needles & work in k1 p1 ribbing for 7 rows.
Change to lg needles.

RAGLAN SHAPING:

Row 1: (inc Row) K8 for rt side of back, k in front & back of next stitch (inc made) place marker on needle, inc in next st, k4 (5-5) for rt sleeve, inc in next st, place marker on needle, inc in next st, k 14 (14-16) for front, inc in next st, place marker on needle, inc in next st, k4 (5-5) for lt sleeve, inc in next st, place marker on needle, inc in next st, k8 for lt side of back. 54 (56-58) sts.

Row 2: Purl across, slipping markers.

Row 3: *Knit to within 1 st of marker, inc in next st, slip marker, inc in next st; repeat from * 3 times, knit across.

Repeat Rows 2 & 3, 9 (10-11) times more 134 (144-154) sts.

Repeat Row 2 once more, removing markers.

DIVIDING ROW:
K 20 (21-22) CO 4 sts, place next 28 (31-33) sts on holder for sleeve, k 38 (40-44) CO 4 sts, place next 28 (31-33) sts on holder for sleeve, k 20 (21-22) 86 (90-96) sts.

Work  even in SS st (knit 1 Row, purl 1 Row) until piece measures  3 ½” (4-4 ½”) from CO sts @ underarm.

Work 8 more rows in SS, change to small needles & work K1, P1 ribbing for 1”. Bind off loosely in rib st.

SLEEVES:
With Rt side facing & lower rib @ top, using lg. Needles, CO 2 sts, k28 (31-33) sts from holder for sleeve, CO2 sts. 32 (35-37) sts

Work even in SS until sleeve measures 1” from CO sts @ underarm, end by working P Row.

Dec Row: k2 tog, k across to last 2 sts, k 2 tog.  Repeat dec Row every 1”, 3 (4-4) times more 24 (25-27) sts.

Work even in SS until sleeves measures 4 ½” (5-5 ½”) from CO sts @ underarm. Chg to sm needles

RIBBING:
Row 1: k1 P1 across, end k0 (1-1).

Row 2: P0 (1-1), * k1, p1 repeat from * across.

Repeat rib Row 1 & 2, 3 times more. Bind off loosely in rib.

FINISH:
Sew sleeve seams. Sew CO sts @ underarm tog.

With Rt side facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with sl st @ lower edge of Lt side of back opening and work one Row of SC along Lt side of back around hood and back down Rt side of back opening, finish off.

Sew zipper in place with opening @ lower edge