Star of Something New Sweater

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This comfortable lightweight sweater is perfect for those late summer nights that are slowly turning into chilly fall weather. Featuring cute little crocheted stars, this sweater is for those free spirits that want to wear something fun and edgy.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: X Small/Small (Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL), Finished Bust Size 37 (41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65)” to fit bust 28-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)”

3-4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 41”

Gauge: 22 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide; 357 yards [326 meters]/100 grams): 26694 Delphium Kettle Dye (MC, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) balls), 26688 Slate Kettle Dye (CC, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) balls)

Hook: US size C/2 (2.75 mm) or size to obtain gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat with 4 main pieces (front, back, and 2 sleeves). Stars are created separately and then stitched over front piece before sewing all 4 pieces together.

Ch 3 counts as first dc throughout the pattern.

Pattern

Back

With MC, ch 105 (115, 125, 137, 147, 159, 169, 179).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch to end of row. (103 (113, 123, 135, 145, 157, 167, 177) sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, *fpdc, bpdc; rep from * to last st, dc on last st (top of turning ch).

Row 3: Ch 3, *bpdc, fpdc; rep from * to last st, dc on last st (top of turning ch).

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st to end of row.

Rep Row 4, until piece meas 22 (22, 23, 23, 24, 24, 25, 25)”.

Fasten off.

Front

Rep instructions for Back piece.

Sleeves

With MC, ch 45 (49, 55, 63, 63, 69, 69, 73).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch to end of row. (43 (47, 53, 61, 61, 67, 67, 71) sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, *fpdc, bpdc; rep from * to last st, dc on last st (top of turning ch).

Row 3: Ch 3, *bpdc, fpdc; rep from * to last st, dc on last st (top of turning ch).

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st to end of row.

Row 5 (Inc Row): Ch 3, dc in same first st, (1 inc made), dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last st (1 inc made). (2 sts inc’d)

Rep Rows 4-5, 22 (22, 22, 21, 24, 23, 26, 27) more times. (89 (93, 99, 105, 111, 115, 121, 127) sts).

Rep Row 4, until piece meas 18 (18, 18, 18.5, 18.5, 18.5, 19, 19)”

Fasten off.

Rep instructions for second Sleeve.

Stars (make 20 or more)

With CC, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 9 dc, sl st to close. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) in first st (star point made), *sc in next st, (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) in next st (star point made); rep from * to last st, sc in last st, sl st to close. (5 star points in total)

Fasten off. Leave a long tail of yarn to use when stitching it over Front of Sweater.

Finishing

Wet block all pieces to measurement.

When blocking stars, stretch from all 5 points to create desired look.

Sew shoulder seams as shown in diagram, 3.5 (4.5, 5.5, 6. 8, 10, 10, 11)” from Armhole edge.

Sew sides from bottom to top, leaving a space for Armhole that is 8 (8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5)” wide at the top.

Sew Sleeves sides.

Sew Sleeves into armholes.

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