Little Star (Aran) by Sarah Cooke

Little Star (Aran)

Knitting
June 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using larger needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
295 - 885 yards (270 - 809 m)
3 months(6 months, 12 months, 1-1½, 1½-2)(3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 years)
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This is the quick-to-knit aran weight version of Little Star. A fun colourful hooded cardigan, perfect for keeping warm in colder weather.

The body is worked first from the top down with raglan shaping for the sleeves. The sleeves are then worked down in the round. Stitches are picked up to work the hood and then the button band.

Size:
3 months(6 months, 12 months, 1-1½, 1½-2)(3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 years)

Finished Chest Measurements:
18.5(19.5, 20.5, 22, 24)(26, 28.5, 30, 32) inches / 46.5(49, 51, 55.5, 60)(64.5, 71, 75.5, 80) cm

It is intended to be worn with approx. 2-4 inches / 5-10 cm positive ease. Choose a size that is approx. 2-4 inches / 5-10 cm larger than the child’s actual chest measurement.

Skills Required:
Knit in the round (for the sleeves)
Pick up stitches
Three needle cast off (optional)

Yarn:
Aran weight yarn 100g/220yd skein:

MC (Blue) x 1(1, 2, 2, 2)(2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
CC1 (White) x 1(1, 1, 1, 1)(1, 1, 2, 2) skeins
CC2 (Red) x 1 skein

Approx. 170(200, 230, 260, 300)(350, 410, 480, 550) yds / 160(180, 210, 240, 280)(320, 380, 440, 500) m of MC, 90(100, 120, 130, 150)(180, 210, 230, 260) yds / 80(90, 110, 120, 140)(170, 190, 210, 240) m of CC1 and 35(40, 45, 50, 55)(60, 65, 70, 75) yds / 32(36, 42, 46, 50)(55, 60, 64, 70) m of CC2.

Needles & Notions:
US 7 (4.5mm) circular needle (at least 24 inch / 60 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
US 8 (5mm) circular needle (at least 24 inch / 60 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
Yarn needle
4 stitch markers
Waste yarn
4(5, 5, 5, 6)(6, 7, 8, 9) buttons (approx. 0.75 inch / 20 mm in diameter)