I live at 42º North latitude and East of Lake Erie... winters are often snowy with gusts of frigid air. This hooded pullover was created with features to combat my local weather and is meant to be worn as a layering piece.
The neckline, body, and hem are loose and boxy to accommodate wearing the pullover on top of turtlenecks and, in extreme cases, another sweater. The sleeves are longish to pull hands up inside, yet the cuffs are snug to block wind. The hood is tapered at the neck so there isn't too much material if you like to cinch scarves around your neck – as I do. The hood is also on the long side to pull up over bulky winter hats. Hoodie should be an oversized fit for an XL/1X Woman.
4 1/4 skeins ( 5 oz. each) Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky in Charcoal (#152)
US 13 / 9.0 mm needle 16” long circular
Use additional lengths as needed to accommodate stitches.
US 11 / 8.0 mm needle 16” long circular
US 8 / 5.0 mm DPNs