Sweeties for Your Sweetie

November 19, 2009 § Leave a comment

Here at Be Sweet we’re big fans of people doing good work. Check out the free pattern below courtesy of Barbara Thomson just for you!

To support her friend Karan’s role as the Chairperson of an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority conference in the San Francisco Bay Area, Barbara created pink and green miniature sweaters—“Sweeties”—in the Sorority’s colors for the steering committee. Barbara chose Be Sweet yarns to support the work of its women in South Africa and to honor the global legacy of AKA.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the oldest Greek-letter international organization established by African American college-trained women. To trace its history is to tell a story of changing patterns of human relations in America in the 20th century. The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls, and world assembly chambers. Its efforts constitute a priceless part of the global experience in the 21st century.

Sweeties – CURLY GURL



Although gauge is not important for this pattern, knit loosely.


K = Knit

P = Purl

CO = Cast-on

BO = Bind-off

INSTRUCTIONS Note: Sweater is worked in stockinette stitch.

BODY (1)

Cast on 9 stitches.

Rows 1-12: Work in stockinette stitch.

Row 13: K3, BO 4 stitches knitwise, K3 [BO stitches create the opening of the neckline.]

Row 14: K3, CO 4 stitches, K3 [CO stitches complete the neckline opening.]

Rows 15 – 25 Work in stockinette stitch.

Row 26: BO all stitches purlwise. Cut yarn, and pull end through the remaining stitch to secure.


With right side facing pick-up 10 stitches on each side of body, centering sleeve stitches at the neck opening.

Rows 1-6: Work in stockinette stitch

Row 7: BO all stitches purlwise. Cut yarn, and pull end through the remaining stitch to secure. 


Beginning at the base of the sweater, sew right side and underarm seam; repeat for left side of sweater. Conceal thread ends by weaving them into the sweater seams.

Place your Sweetie on a miniature hanger and use it as an ornament, shade pull or other sweet decoration!

 Email cityplay@comcast.net with questions, sources for hangers, or to share pictures of your Sweetie.

 Barbara volunteers at a local charter school. If you enjoyed this pattern, please send a donation to:


c/o Kara Mannix – Knitting Program

1430 Scott Street

San Francisco, CA 94115


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