Heart Sweater by Ashwini Jambhekar

Heart Sweater

November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1096 - 1918 yards (1002 - 1754 m)
XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X}
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This sweater was an experiment in playing with a motif in different sizes and contexts. I started with the large diamond motif at the hems and then repeated the internal heart-shaped motif twice more in the body. The recurring yo-s2kp2-yo eyelet pattern from the large motif was used to link the hearts and then continue up the body. The hearts appear in miniature in the collar, complete with the yo-s2kp2-yo motif to tie it all together. I used a merino yarn with great stitch definition to show it all off, in a subtle tonal shade that would not compete with the intricate stitch patterns but would provide depth to the color. The result is a sweater that can be dressed up or down and paired with a wide range of colors.

The sweater is worked in the round, bottom-up, with set-in sleeves. The shoulders are sewn and the sleeve caps set in, and the collar is worked by picking up stitches.

Finished Measurements:
-Bust circumference: 30¼ (33¾, 39¼, 42¾) {46½, 49¾, 53½}“ / 77 (86, 99.5, 108.5) {118, 126.5, 136} cm.
-Length: 21½ (22½, 23½, 24½) {25, 25½, 25½}” / 54.5 (57, 59.5, 62) {63.5, 65, 65} cm

Designed to be worn with 1-3” / 2.5-7.5 cm positive ease at bust. Shown in Size S with 2” / 5 cm positive ease.
Full schematic is shown in images at left.

925 (1025, 1175, 1300) {1450, 1600, 1700} yards/ 850 (925, 1100, 1200) {1350, 1500, 1600} meters A Hundred Ravens Aesir (274 yards/ 250 meters per 3.5 ounce/ 100 gram skein; 100% superwash merion) in color Mithlond.

Needles and Gauges:
US #5 (3.75mm) 24”-40” / 60-100 cm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Cable length should be suitable for working body and sleeves in the round based on your preferred method.

US #6 (4mm) straight or circular needles, or one size larger than needles used to obtain gauge.

On larger needles in Heart Pattern, 20 sts x 31 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm
On larger needles in St st, 21 sts x 29 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm. Adjust needle size if needed to obtain gauge.

Tapestry needle
Stitch markers

The abbreviations page, which lists all techniques used, is pictured at left.
Pattern involves working multiple shapings (e.g. shoulders and neckline) simultaneously, while also adding or removing stitches from the stitch patterns. Explicit row-by-row directions are not provided, but general tips are given.

Ravelry Downloadable Pattern:
Pattern is an 9-page pdf, consisting of one cover page; three pages of information on sizing, materials, and written and charted stitch patterns; one page of abbreviations; 3 pages of instructions; and one schematic page.