Tai Shan Hoodie





















I designed this for Shannon’s book, How to Knit in the Woods, which is a really sweet book. The patterns are diverse enough to be interesting, and the whole concept is intriguing. The hoodie is SWTC bamboo, and I have to admit, it is one that I’m also knitting for myself. 

Somewhere along the road, (and I’m taking the blame here) wrong figures got put into the book. I feel absolutely dreadful, firstly because it’s one of my patts, but mainly because it’s Shannon’s book. However, being the total babe that she is, she is offering the pattern as a free download on Ravelry. My guess is it’s going to be up there in the next couple of days. As you can see by the photo, it’s beautifully drapey, and has a flatteringly shaped waist. 

A word of caution, however, we’ve noticed as time goes on, that the jacket grows. Because of the “heaviness” of the bamboo, I’d recommend throwing a linen st in here and there and will probably knit the sleeves a couple of inches shorter than specified in the pattern. 

Don’t let that put you off though, this is really a beautiful jacket, and looks equally good dressed up or down. 

ETA – A free download of the pattern is available on Ravelry here and on Shannon’s errata page here



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