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Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie
Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie
Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie
Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie
Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie
Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie
Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie
Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie
Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie
Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie

Knit Pattern: Magnetic Hoodie

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Whiteowlcrochetco. Magnetic Hoodie Knitting Pattern

The Magnetic Hoodie knitting pattern is my first complex-rated knitting pattern, but don’t let that scare you! Once you’ve mastered the new-to-you techniques everything will be smooth sailing, and you’ll have some new tools in your knitting toolbox for your next makes!

This sweater is worked from the wristbands in to the shoulders, side-to-side instead of top-down or bottom-up. This means you’ll get your sleeves out of the way first! Woo!

The criss-cross design also provides easy-access and coverage to nursing mothers, a feature raised by one of my amazing pattern testers.


Note: video tutorials linked within pattern!

  • Provisional Cast On (wristbands and sides of body). Note: Highly recommend provisional cast-on around a spare cord or silicon cord, or Judy's Magic Cast-on!
  • Knitting in the round and flat
  • Picking up stitches (sleeves and hood) 
  • Increasing/Decreasing
  • Binding off of stitches to decrease faster 
  • Japanese Short Rows - fully described & photo tutorial provided
  • I-Cord Edge 
  • I-Cord Drawstring
  • Grafting 

Pattern Tester Feedback

“This is hands-down the coolest project I’ve ever made. The construction is mind-blowing and I learned so many new techniques!”

– Chris H., @slitheringstitch on Instagram


“I loved the unique construction of this piece because it kept me interested the whole time. Plus as a fat knitter, I could tell that the pattern was graded well when the wrists and sleeves fit me the same as the modelled photos shown in the images in the pattern. Mollie was a perfect test knitting host – very responsive to feedback and questions through the whole several-month-long testing period. Overall loved working on this sweater.”

– Monica M., @Quarrelsomerhino on Instagram

“This is a pattern with an unconventional construction which makes it perfectly challenging and interesting project. You will be able to test many techniques (casting over a spare cord, making an applied I-cord, Japanese short rows, picking up stitches, grafting), the pattern provides links to all of them and also includes loads of helpful tips. I found that the most challenging part was the hood. You might want to ensure your head is available and well rested when approaching the key steps, like when starting a new section of the project. Once you’re set, it’s a breeze!”

– Agata P., @agatadag on Instagram

2 Documents Included:

- Full Graphic (Image) Version (great for those that use tablets or laptops for viewing)

- Printer Friendly Version (great for those that want to print their patterns)



Pattern Tested

Tech Edited by Nicky Jensen of HandKnits and Hygge.

Method: Knit

Skill Level: COMPLEX

Version: May 2024


To determine your size, measure your chest around the widest point, then locate the closest value listed beside “Suggested Bust”. This pattern has 11” (28 cm) of positive ease in the bust and 2” (5 cm) positive ease in the armhole depth. If you would like a roomier fit, size up. If you would like a closer fit, size down.

Size 1 (2, 3, 4), (5, 6, 7), (8, 9, 10, 11)

Finished Bust (the hoodie's circumference):

41 ½" (45 ½", 49 ½", 56"), (60", 64 ¾", 68 ¾"), (71 ¼", 76 ¾", 80", 84 ¾")

105.5 (115.5, 125.5, 142), (152.5, 164.5, 174.5), (181, 195, 203, 215.5) cm

Suggested Bust (your bust):

(30 ½", (34 ½", 38 ½", 45"), (49", 53 ¾", 57 ¾"), (60 ¼", 65 ¾", 69", 73 ¾") 

77.5, (87.5, 98, 114.5), (124.5, 136.5, 146.5), (153, 167, 175.5, 187.5 cm)


Model is wearing a size 3 on a 39" bust.

Yardage Estimates

Note: Modifications will result in a difference in required yardage.

1042 (1130, 1204, 1350), (1410, 1472, 1540), (1598, 1668, 1704, 1732) yards

952 (1034, 1100, 1234), (1290, 1346, 1408), (1462, 1526, 1558, 1584) meters

5 (6, 6, 6), (7, 7, 8), (8, 8, 8, 8) skeins Knit Picks Woolen Cotton DK



DK Weight

Sample: Knit Picks Woolen Cotton DK Gosling Heather (Sweater) and Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Fingering, Mini 50g (Drawstring)



Circular Needles

5.00 mm / US8 / UK6 

  • 1 set of 9” (22 cm) (Sleeve)
  • 1 set of 16” (40 cm) (Sleeve, Body, Hood)
  • 2 sets of 24+” (60+ cm) (Body)

Double-Pointed Needles

  • 3.50 mm / US4 / UK9.5: 2 Needles (I-cord Drawstring)
  • 5.00 mm / US8 / UK6: 4-5 Needles (Wristband)

Or sizes required to obtain gauge

Other Notions:

  • 1 Yarn Needle 
  • Locking Stitch Markers: Hood: 24 - 34
  • Scrap yarn, stitch holder, or silicone cord
  • Optional: 2 Drawstring Aglets
  • Scissors
  • Blocking Items

Gauge Pattern

Blocked, In the Round and Flat

Stockinette: 19 sts, 20 rounds / 4” (10 cm)

Alternative Tested Yarns

S W E A T E R :

  • Knit Picks City Tweed DK (55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed) 
  • Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool (100% Wool)
  • Knomad Yarn Lucia (90% Extra Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 10% Recycled Nylon) 
  • The Frosted Stitch Icy DK (85% SW Merino 15% Nylon) 
  • Lion Brand Wool Ease (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool)
  • Phildar Partner 6 (50% Nylon, 25% Wool, 25% Acrylic)
  • Gründl Lara (100% Acrylic)
  • Mayflower Easy Care Classic (100% Wool)
  • Kelbourne Woolens Scout (100% Wool)
  • Explorer Knits and Fibers Cashmere DK (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere DK)
  • Patons Astra (100% Acrylic)
  • February Fiber Co DK (100% Superwash Merino)
  • Montana Crochet DK 115 (100% Superwash Merino)
  • Made by Hailey Bailey Classic DK (100% Merino Wool)
  • Savannah Rose Handmade Donna DK (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon)
  • The Frosted Stitch Deep Freeze DK (75% SW Merino, 25% Nylon)
  • KPC Glencoul DK (70% Merino Wool, 30% Cotton)
  • Feels Like Alpaca (87% Acrylic, 7% Polyester, 6% Nylon)

D R A W S T R I N G :

  • Gründl Second Life (86% Recycled Polyester, 14% Acrylic)



BLCO, Backwards Loop Cast On

BOR, Beginning of Round

cm, Centimeter

K, Knit

Ktbl, Knit through the back loop

K2Tog, Knit 2 sts together

K3TogTbl, Knit 3 sts together through the back loop

LN, Left Needle

M, Marker

m, Meter

M1L, Make 1 Left (increase)

M1LP, Make 1 Left Purlside (increase)

M1R, Make 1 right (increase)

M1RP, Make 1 right Purlside (increase)

P, Purl

PH, Place Holding (Marker)

PM, Place Marker

P2Tog, Purl 2 sts together

Rem, Remain/Remaining

RM, Remove Marker

RN, Right Needle

Rpt, Repeat

RS, Right Side

SL1KW, Slip 1 st knitwise

SL1PW, Slip 1 st purlwise

SM, Slip Marker

SSK, Slip 1 st knitwise twice, knit 2 together by inserting left needle through back of sts on right needle (decrease)

SSP, Slip 1 st knitwise twice, transfer back to left needle, purl 2 sts together (decrease)

St(s), Stitch(es)

Tbl, Through the back loop

WS, Wrong Side

WYIB, With Yarn held in Back

Yds, Yards

* *, Repeat Sequence Within

", Inches

Knitters may sell the final product, with credit for the design given to Whiteowlcrochetco (Mollie Conrad).

Feel free to use the following hashtags on social media:

#MagneticHoodie #whiteowlcrochetco

and please feel free to tag @whiteowlcrochetco in your posts! I love seeing your final products!

Pattern may not be redistributed or duplicated, in whole or in part.

No refunds will be administered as this is an instant download product.

Happy Knitting! <3