Hoodie by Sandi Prosser

I was looking for hoodie patterns and I hated most of what I found. Then I came across Sandi Prosser's Hoodie on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hoodie-5 only to find that the pattern was printed in the Fall 2005 issue of the now defunct Family Circle Easy Knitting magazine. I have no idea how I can come across this pattern so I was wondering if anyone here perhaps had this particular issue of the magazine or if anyone knew a source for back issues of out of print magazines.

I'm interested in this pattern because it is suitable for a guy, isn't fussy or decorative, has a kangaroo pouch and is a pullover-type hoodie. Also, a lot of hoodie patterns I came across looked no better than wearing a drawstring garbage bag so I'm really keen on finding this particular pattern. Any help would be much appreciated.

V's picture

Have you seen the ones in "Son of Stitch 'N Bitch" book? There are two of them. the "High Top Hoodie" and "Hacky Sack Hoodie." Also, check out "The Wonderful Wallaby" - Check eBay to see if anyone has that particular issue for sale.

Asbjörn's picture

I haven't actually seen a copy of Son of Stich 'N Bitch. The Wonderful Wallaby is interesting looking, and the pattern is readily available. Thanks!


purlyman's picture

Hi Terry,

Your local public library might be able to order this issue for you from another library that has it. I found a few libraries that carry the magazine and a few seem to have issues from 2005 in their collection. Ask them if they will do an Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The magazine info is below.

Also check out:




Title: Family Circle easy knitting.
Corp Author(s): Meredith Corporation.
Publication: New York, N.Y. : Family Circle : Butterick Co.
Year: 1994-
Frequency: Three times a year
Description: Began in 1994?; v. :; ill. (some col.) ;; 26 cm.
Language: English
Standard No: LCCN: 2006-204398
Descriptor: Knitting -- Periodicals.
Note(s): At foot of the title: plus crochet./ Published: Des Moines, IA. : Meredith Corp., / Description based on: Winter '98-'99; title from cover./ Latest issue consulted: Spring/summer 2006.
Class Descriptors: LC: WMLC 2006/00234
Other Titles: Easy knitting magazine; Family circle easy knitting plus crochet; Easy knitting plus crochet; Family circle.
Material Type: Periodical (per)
Document Type: Serial
Entry: 19990225
Update: 20071010
Accession No: OCLC: 40856182
Database: WorldCat


Asbjörn's picture

Thanks Frank!


dannvictoria's picture

There is a great hoodie in "Knitting with Balls" which is available through Amazon. The pattern calls for Alpaca in a great colour.


WMarksII's picture

I saw the front of your blog entry and immediately the SOSNB book popped into my head. My new favorite book, I've got two of the projects on needles now. KICK ASS BOOK, but I see someone else beat me to it... I'll just second Varant's motion....

JDM511's picture

I did a search on EBAY. Is this the book you were looking for?


Good Luck


HuskerChub's picture

I really like the ones in Son of S-N-B also. I've never done a Wallaby, I know 100's have but the other pattern that I have seen from this writer is a real pain to read/knit from. YMMV, any maybe the WW pattern is better than her others. As I recall they are *very* wordy.