There are SO many hoodies out there in pattern land that I’ve gotten to a point where my head swims every time I think about which one to go for. This is to sort out my own thoughts….if it helps anybody else, great!
When Wanderlust Hoodie first came out in Interweave Knits, lust pretty much summed up how I felt about it. I love cable patterns that don’t look contrived, I love its cozy chunky look, I imagined I would live it in, reluctantly taking it off to shower each day. Imagined is the operative word. There was no actual meeting of knitting needles on this…or on any others mentioned in this post.
This is the one – Central Park Hoodie – that everybody’s had a go at.
I guess it’s for sporty people – is that it? Sorry, I don’t understand the fad with this one. All the others in this post I’d by happy to try, but not this one. Maybe I’m too old to like it.
Who didn’t put this straight onto their must-be-done list? Ysolda actually managed to make cables look sexy. How DOES she do it? And yet, however gorgeous it is, I’m not sure that I wouldn’t feel more comfortable lounging about in Shirley Paden’s Wanderlust Hoodie. You’d get dressed in Vivan. You’d live in Wanderlust. Well, I would!
Twist Collective could have rested right there with the hoodie of the year, but oh no. They had to obfuscate the situation with ANOTHER hoodie of the year, in the SAME issue. Yes, I’m talking about Sylvi
And yes, plain but darn cute from the front:
I’m a tad nervous about this one: is it going to be too heavy? And if done in a light yarn, would that mean some sort of alpaca/mohair based yarn which would obscure the lovely detail?
Getting back to something a bit less extravagant, what about this:
You can get this as a .pdf download from Patternfish. I am really taken with this. Cables and bobbles not overdone, but it seems to me more stylish than the Central Park Hoodie. Maybe it’s more adult. Speaking of which….
I rather like this, too, for simple and stylish, also a download from Patternfish:
I adore this one:
From a recent Vogue issue, it is also available as a download here. Adore it maybe, but I’m also scared of it. What is it going to look like on a grown-up short person who needs bust darts? Disaster?
I could go on. I haven’t even mentioned the sleeveless hoodies, some of which are rather nice too. But that’s enough confusion for one post.