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Kids Super Star and Sweetheart Sweaters

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Adorable his and hers sweaters for the super stars and sweethearts in your life! This free sweater pattern from Patons is for the intermediate level. Create a fun pullover sweater this season!

Kids Super Star and Sweetheart Sweaters

MATERIALS

  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz)
  • Size 4 6 8
    Star Version
  • Main Color (MC) (Green)
  • 5 5 6 balls
  • Contrast A (Blue)
  • 1 1 1 ball
    Heart Version
  • Main Color (MC) (Lt Pink)
  • 5 5 6 balls
  • Contrast A (Dk Pink)
  • 1 1 1 ball
     
  • Knitting Needles: size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) or size needed to obtain tension.
  • 2 stitch holders.

    Pattern

SIZES
Chest measurement

  • 4 24 ins [ 61 cm ]
  • 6 26 ins [ 66 cm ]
  • 8 28 ins [ 71 cm ]

Finished chest

  • 8 28 ins [ 71 cm ]
  • 6 31 ins [78.5cm ]
  • 4 33 ins [84 cm ]

TENSION
24 sts and 32 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus: ( ).

BACK
**With MC cast on 82 (90-98) sts.
***Work 4 rows stocking st.
Next row: K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.***
Rep last 2 rows twice more inc 3 (3-1) st(s) evenly across last row. 85 (93-99) sts.**
Work 50 (58-70) rows stocking st, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape armholes: Cast off 6 (7-7) sts beg next 2 rows. 73 (79-85) sts.
Work 50 (54-58) rows even ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 6 (7-7) sts beg next 4 rows then 6 (6-8) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 37 (39-41) sts on a st holder.

FRONT
Note: When working from chart, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. Start new colors at appropriate points. To change colors, twist the 2 colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.
Work small areas of color in duplicate st.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Work 6 (14-26) rows stocking st, ending with RS facing for next row.
Work Chart I for Star Version or Chart II for Heart Version to end of chart.
With MC, work 2 (2-4) rows even.
Neck shaping: Next row: K26 (29-32) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on following alt rows until there are 18 (20-22) sts.
Work 5 (7-9) rows even, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 6 (7-7) sts beg next and following alt row.
Cast off rem 6 (6-8) sts.
With RS facing slip center 21 sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on following alt rows until there are 18 (20-22) sts.
Work 6 (8-10) rows even, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 6 (7-7) sts beg next and following alt row.
Cast off rem 6 (6-8) sts.

SLEEVES
With MC cast on 42 (42-46) sts.
Work from *** to *** as given for Back.
Rep last 2 rows twice more inc 5 (7-7) sts evenly across last row. 47 (49-53) sts.
Proceed in stocking st inc 1 st each end of needle on 5th and following 2nd (2nd-4th) rows until there are 61 (63-91) sts.

Sizes 4 and 6 only: Inc 1 st each end of needle on 4th rows until there are 79 (85) sts.

All Sizes: Cont even until Sleeve from beg measures 9½ (11-13) ins [24 (28-33) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Place a marker at each end of last row. Work a further 8 rows even. Cast off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry.
Neckband: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing and MC, pick up and knit 20 (21-24) sts down left front neck edge. K21 from front st holder dec 2 sts evenly. Pick up and knit 20 (21-24) sts up right front neck edge. K37 (39-41) from back st holder dec 2 sts evenly. 94 (98-106) sts.
1st row: (WS). *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
2nd row: *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
Rep last 2 rows twice more, then 1st row once.
Work 4 rows stocking st. Cast off.
Sew left shoulder and neckband seam, reversing seam on neckband for curl-back edge.
Sew in sleeves placing rows above markers along cast off sts of Front and Back to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams allowing lower edges to curl.
Bring needle up through center of stitch from back of work and * insert from right to left behind stitch immediately above.
Bring needle down through center of original stitch and out through center of next stitch to be worked.
Repeat from * to continue.

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