I just finished the Top Down Hoodie from Knitting Pure and Simple. This was a fast knit. I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Lovely yarn. This is a very simple and basic pattern but I ended up hemming the sleeves and bottom edge. I also added a bit of waist shaping and made the side vents overlap instead of being just a “V”. This improved the fit dramatically. More details here:

My daughter took my photo, it’s so hard to pose and give instructions at the same time.

Also this sweater is so cozy and warm! It is very, very comfortable. It is cold here and I am wearing it now and really don’t want to take it off.

I like it! I’ve been thinking it would be fun to make a hoodie, and that one looks nice. As soon as I get my Ravelry account, I’ll see what I can do!

Thanks for sharing. :slight_smile:


That’s nice! I like KPS patterns!

Congrats! It turned out awesome!!! What a wonderful thing to make for yourself!

very nice - looks so cozy!!

Nice! It looks so comfy and warm.

Amy! You did a wonderful job of knitting this hoodie! The fit and the cut are perfect on you! It is a classic that you will wear for years! Looks great! :thumbsup:

That is lovely!! I have this pattern too and the same yarn, but haven’t made it. Yours looks great! I wish it was cold enough for sweaters here-all day at least!! It’s usually cold enough in the AM and PM but not in between :lol:

[COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]It looks wonderful!

To Knit or not to Knit, that is the question.
:knitting: [/COLOR]

That does look nice!

I like the bit about “hard to pose and give instructions at the same time.” :slight_smile:

I would not want to take it off either…well done

Ooh, I love it! It looks so cozy and warm, and it fits you beautifully. Love the color, too.

:yay: It looks great!

Alpaca! Sounds lovely. Your hoodie looks very nice, fits well and has a nice sized hood. Is it a pullover? I think so but can’t be 100% certain.