Intertwined Hearts Pullover by Ashwini Jambhekar

Intertwined Hearts Pullover

February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1080 - 1890 yards (988 - 1728 m)
XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X}
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I began this design with the cable pattern at the neckline, which reminded me of two hearts intertwined with a central cable. I designed all the other cables to flow into and out of the neckline cables. I used small cables for the ribbing at the hems and continued the central one up the front into the neckline. On the back, two of the cables run in parallel and then diverge to meet the front cables at the shoulders. Crossing the front and back body cables every 6 rows rather than 4 minimized the tightening of the row gauge and consequent shrinkage of length at the center front and back. The cables are mirrored on the two sleeves. I chose a light-colored yarn to show off the intricate cables; the springiness of the merino allows the cables to stand out in relief. The soft yarn makes this sweater a cozy and elegant addition to any wardrobe.

The sweater is worked flat, bottom-up, with set-in sleeves. The front, back, and sleeves are sewn, and the neckband is worked in the round by picking up stitches.

Finished Measurements:
-Bust circumference: 32 (36, 40½, 44½) {48¾, 51½, 55½}“ / 81.5 (92, 102.5, 113) {123.5, 131, 141.5} cm.
-Length: 22½ (23½, 24, 25) {25½, 26, 26}” / 57 (59.5, 61, 63.5) {65, 66, 66} cm

Designed to be worn with 2-4” / 5-10 cm positive ease at bust. Shown in Size S with 4” / 5 cm positive ease.
Full schematic is shown in images at left.

950 (1100, 1250, 1400) {1550, 1700, 1850} yards/ 900 (1025, 1150, 1300) {1450, 1575, 1725} meters Swans Island Washable Wool Collection DK (270 yards/ 250 meters per 3.5 ounce/ 100 gram skein; 100% superwash merino) in color Sunlight.

Needles and Gauges:
US #5 (3.75mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needles, or one size smaller than needles used to obtain gauge.

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

On larger needles, in St st, 23 sts x 32 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm after blocking. Adjust needle size if needed to obtain gauge.

Cable needle
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 11-page pdf, consisting of one cover page; three pages of information on sizing, materials, and written and charted stitch patterns; one page of abbreviations; 5 pages of instructions; and one schematic page.