open star kid by Lori Versaci
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open star kid

Knitting
September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in open star st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
525 - 1150 yards (480 - 1052 m)
2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) years
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Not your basic kid sweater, open stars kid combines a lace-like bodice with shawl collar for a refined and dapper look. One of the more difficult pattern stitches in the collection, open star stitch produces a rugged, yet lacy look similar to crochet with lots of stretch.

SIZES 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) years

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
CHEST (Approx 2”/ 5cm positive ease) 22 ¾ (25 ¼, 27 ½, 28 ½, 29 ¾, 32, 33 ¼)”/58 (64, 70, 72.5, 75.5, 81.5, 84.5)cm

YARN
3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins Madelinetosh Tosh DK 100% superwash merino; 225 yds/skein or

Approx 525 (625, 725, 800, 950, 1125, 1250)yds/475 (757, 675, 725, 875, 1025, 1150)m light worsted weight yarn

NEEDLES and BUTTONS
Size 6 US/4mm needles, or size to obtain gauge
5 (5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 7) buttons, 3/8”/12mm diameter, or desired size

GAUGE
21 sts and 30 rows = 4”/ 10cm in Open Star St. Take time to check gauge.

CONSTRUCTION
Front, back and sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up, blocked and then seamed. Stitches are picked up along neckline and shoulders for collar.