Posted on August 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

My grown up sweater, Hiro, is easy to imagine on a child, as many people observed the week after I released it.

"Oh, that would be so great on my Sophie!"

"I wish there was a kid's version for my twins"

and so on. It didn't take much of a push to get me to write up a pattern for anyone interested in making one for the small person of their choice.


Hiro Petite is available as a Ravelry download, for chest measurements from 23" to 33", or ages 4 to 14, depending on how you think of those sorts of things. Knit in Mad Color superwash Indulgence, there is A-Line shaping for girls, and a straight up and down body for boys. It features three colors instead of the four in the adult sizes because of the limitations of kid-sized shoulders, but you can have a whole lot of colorful fun with three colors.

I'll be doing a post on how to choose colors for both sweaters this week, in case you might be interested.