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Short Row Hoods

Suggested by fellow knitter Nancy M, this hood is a great alternative to other styles.

1 Seam the shoulders and pick up along the neck opening.

If knitting a pullover, cast on the hood separately and attach to the neckline when the knitting is complete


2 Neck Band:

Knit for 1-2" (or the desired depth)


3 Begin short row shaping:Manual Wrap
  • Opposite the carriage, put 1 needle into hold
  • Knit across and wrap
  • Opposite the carriage, put 1 needle into hold
  • Knit across and wrap

Repeat until there are 2" (child) 4" (adult) stitches in work. For a pointed top, knit until there are 2 stitches in work


4 Complete short row shaping:
  • Opposite the carriage, put 1 needle into work
  • Knit across
  • Opposite the carriage, put 1 needle into work
  • Knit across

Repeat until all needles are back in work.


5 Optional band:

Pick up stitches along the neck band and knit for 1-3". this band will circle the face when worn.