New pattern in Knit magazine: Trestle Hoodie

By Megan Goodacre

New pattern in Knit magazine: Trestle Hoodie

Lovely sunshine here today, frost on the ground, perfect. Several pounds of cookies exchanged (thanks T!) this morning, just in time for my second coffee. New business cards came today, can't wait to show off the new Tricksy Knitter logo in 2012.

Last quick post before the Christmas weekend and a few days off work. And the Men's Trestle Hoodie pattern, published in Issue 45 of Knit Magazine, is on Ravelry. Knit is available on British newsstands, and should be available soon digitally at Yudu.

Poor men, there really is a gender imbalance in the knitting pattern universe. But they bring it upon themselves a tiny bit; I don't know many men who are adventurous in the sweater department, but at the same time, they have very specific requirements.

I quizzed Charles about what he likes in a sweater: it has to be long enough in the body and especially the sleeves; it can't be tight at the neck, and a placket is a must if there's a hood, otherwise the hood pulls the front neckline against the throat.

So I kept all of that in mind when designing the Trestle Hoodie. It's a nice basic hooded pullover, with neck placket, long set in sleeves, ribbing at the cuffs, and a subtle stitch pattern across the chest. The placket button bands are knit-in for easy finishing. The stitch pattern across the chest is one of my favourites; King Charles Brocade, a traditional and understated diamond seed stitch motif.

The Trestle Hoodie is named for the Kinsol Trestle here on Vancouver Island.

Don't forget, the coupon HAPPYHAT is running until the end of Boxing Day; use this in your Ravelry checkout for %40 off all Tricksy Knitter patterns.

Happy knitting and Happy holidays everyone!