Central Park Hoodie - FULL!


11/7: 1-2p

11/21: 12-1p

12/5: 12-2p

12/12 & 12/19: 12-1p

The Central Park Hoodie has been on many a knitter's bucket list of things to make.  Since originally appearing in Knitscene magazine's Fall 2006 issue, thousands of people have made this cozy, casual cardigan.  This pattern is so popular that it was also featured in the books "The Best of Knitscene" and Interweave's "Top 10 Patterns for Knitted Cardigans".  The original pattern has been updated so that it now includes instructions to fit a range of sizes from 32-60 inch! 

In this series of classes, students will be guided through the entire process of making their own Central Park Hoodie, from start to finish.  This cardigan is worked in pieces and seamed together, with a hood and pick-up button band.  Whether this will be your first sweater project or your 100th, come work this classic with us! 

Prerequisites: Advanced beginner skills

Homework: Students should determine their gauge, cast on for the back, and complete the back ribbing before the first class


  • Worsted-weight yarn (we used Imperial Ranch Columbia)
  • US #6 & #8 24-32" circular needles
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders OR scrap yarn
  • Tapestry Needle (Chibi)
  • Buttons or zipper (optional)
  • Crochet hook (optional, if working crochet button loops)

Skills Learned:

  • Cabling and reading a cable stitch chart
  • Bottom-up pieced sweater construction
  • Armhole shaping
  • Sleeve cap shaping
  • Blocking techniques
  • Sweater seaming
  • 3-needle bind off
  • Picking up stitches and working a button band