I feel I’ve been writing about this forever, starting from:

Harem Rotation
Beginning Beatnik
Prove Beatnik = Hoodie (20% of total marks)
Elves in Space
Some Steekery


I really do like my Beatnik; it proves my point that as long as a garment echoes the wearer’s shape, ease doesn’t make that much of a difference to the fit or flattery. This was made with a large amount of ease – for me – 4″ in many places. But because it follows my body’s shape, it appears well fitting.

I’m happy with all my mods except for a slight puffiness at the top of the head. Lesson learnt!


Pattern: Beatnik from Knitty Deep Fall 2010.
Yarn: Berroco Blackstone Tweed; 65% Wool, 25% Mohair, 10% Angora; 119m = 50g; listed as Aran weight but feels like worsted; “Plum Island”; every bit of 10 skeins
Needles: 3.5mm for rib, 4mm everywhere else. With a plain stockinette sweater, I could probably have increased the needle size – the stitches look like they can bloom and expand up a little more.
Mods: made in the round, changed shaping, split neck with steek, added hood, sleeves in stockinette, sleeves are set in while knitting, narrow saddles travel along shoulders and up the hood.


Beatnik Hoodie

0 thoughts on “Beatnik Hoodie

  • 25 August 2013 at 12:18

    Beautiful. Must try this pattern.

  • 25 August 2013 at 13:27

    Love your Beatnik! I’ll make one for sure, but all your mods are SF for me :D. I’ll probably just lengthen the sleeves.


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