Shepherd Hoody

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Featuring a sinuous and continuous all over cable, this unisex hoody is cozy, robust, and ideal for the great outdoors. The garment is worked completely seamlessly, all in one piece, and involves minimal finishing.

The hoody was designed as a commission for Juniper Moon Farm’s brilliant The Shepherd and the Shearer project. This idea of Susan Gibbs (Shepherd) and Emily Chamelin (Shearer) was to create robust, hard-wearing garments to showcase the properties of wool shorn from the sheep of fifty small US farms, and to support women working as shearers — traditionally considered a male profession. Kirsten Kapur designed the accompanying Shearer pullover.

Juniper Moon currently hold the rights to this design. You can purchase the pattern digitally as a single pattern, as part of the Shepherd and the Shearer ebook, via their Ravelry store, or together with yarn as part of a kit from their farm shop.

You may also wish to read this post about the original commission, and this post about the process of designing the hoody.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Finished bust: 30 ¾ (33 ½, 38 ¼, 41 ¼, 45 ½, 49 ¼, 53, 57 ¼)” / 77 (88.5, 85, 97, 105, 115.5, 125, 134.5, 145.5) cm
The hoody is designed to fit with at least 2” / 5 cm positive ease.

YARN
7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12 hanks Juniper Moon Farm The Shepherd and The Shearer yarn

NEEDLES
For first, third, fifth, and seventh sizes:
US 7 / 4.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needle for
working body.
US 7 / 4.5 mm double-point needles or short
for working sleeves.

For second, fourth, sixth and eighth sizes:
US 8 / 5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needle for
working body.
US 8/ 5 mm double-point needles for
working sleeves.

Or size used to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
7 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8) 1” / 2.5 cm buttons, stitch
markers, stitch holder/waste yarn, sewing
thread and needle, tapestry needle for
weaving in ends.

GAUGE
For first, third, fifth, and seventh sizes:
26 sts and 32 rows to 4”/10 cm measured over
all over cable pattern.
For second, fourth, sixth and eighth sizes:
24 sts and 30 rows to 4”/10 cm measured over
all over cable pattern.
For more information, see: http://www.fiberfarm.com/2013/09/TSATS

swatch

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Emily Chamelin, shearing sheep for the project. Photo reproduced courtesy of Juniper Moon farm.

bales

yarn
Photo reproduced courtesy of Juniper Moon farm.

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The Shepherd and the Shearer. Photo reproduced courtesy of Juniper Moon farm.

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