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Introducing Heart on my Sleeve

February 14, 2017
Heart On My Sleeve

Heart on my Sleeve

It feels as if we have been working on this project forever and we are so excited to share it with you! Introducing Heart on my Sleeve: Knit with Care. This is a collaborative project with so many of our very favourite designers: Shannon Cook, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy, Tanis Lavallee, Joji Locatelli, Jane Richmond, and Ysolda Teague.

And the best part? All of the proceeds (after Ravelry and PayPal fees) are going to the Against Malaria Fund!

Hearthstone by Ysolda Teague

Hearthstone by Ysolda Teague

Emily had the idea for Heart on my Sleeve some time ago. We discussed how lucky we both are in life, how inspiring the knitting community is, and how we could give back. We also loved the idea of working with some of our favourite designers, so we put the two ideas together and so we started down the road to Heart on my Sleeve.


Crazyheart by Tanis Lavallee

The book

Heart on my Sleeve is a book of sweaters. We started with a basic bottom up sweater, and each designer put their own personal twist on the yoke. Remember those ‘choose your own adventures’ books from when you were a kid? It’s like that, but with knitting! You can make your sweater exactly like ours, or you can mix and match. All the sweaters are in DK weight at the same gauge.

Heart on my Sleeve

You can order the Heart on my Sleeve ebook, with 8 sweater patterns sized baby to big now for $18. After Ravelry and PayPal fees every cent goes to the Against Malaria Fund. The ebook will only be available for 1 year so get it while it’s hot!


Brightheart by Romi Hill

Wholehearted by Bristol Ivy

Wholehearted by Bristol Ivy

The Cause

We chose to donate to the Against Malaria Foundation because the need spoke to Emily and I personally as mothers. Malaria is a preventable disease – no one need die of it. Yet thousands of small children and pregnant women die of it every day. Malaria is relatively cheap to prevent, which means that every ebook sold and every dollar you donate really counts toward saving lives and improving economies.

For more information on the Against Malaria Foundation you can visit their website at


Heartstring by Joji Locatelli

Ironheart by Emily Wessel


Who wants to get started?! For a project like this, so inspired by the knitting community we love so much, it seemed fitting to have a knit along, where knitters can knit together in a virtual stitch circle.

The KAL will be run in our Ravelry group here, but you can also chat along in our Facebook group here, or tag your projects with #heartonmysleeveknits. Em and I will be knitting along too…we just aren’t sure which sweater or combination of sweaters yet!

The KAL starts today, February 14, 2017 and goes until April 18, 2017. There are a lot of fabulous prizes from Baa Ram Ewe, Fringe Supply Co, Pom Pom Quarterly, SweetGeorgia Yarns, Tanis Fiber Arts, The Loveliest Yarn Company, and YOTH yarns.


Tenderheart by Alexa Ludeman

The ebook will only be available for 1 year so get it now and help a great cause while you are at it!

Which HOMS sweater will you cast on?


Hearthstone                   Heartstring                     Crazyheart












11 Comments leave one →
  1. Kathryn permalink
    June 29, 2017 4:10 am

    Hi, can you please post a video about how to weave the contrasting colour in the heartstring pattern? I can’t work it out!

  2. smonakey permalink
    February 14, 2017 2:54 pm

    My favorite designers & a worth cause? Done. Now I’ve got to pick my project!

  3. Karen permalink
    February 14, 2017 1:22 pm

    I love this so much! Thank you so much for creating

  4. Helen permalink
    February 14, 2017 12:04 pm

    You say that the book is available for 18$ but on Ravelry, it’s listed at 21.60$

    • February 14, 2017 12:30 pm

      Hi Helen – the book is in USD, that is likely the Canadian dollar equivalent

      • Sarah permalink
        February 16, 2017 9:57 am

        It’s listed as $21.60 USD on Ravelry – not that I’m going to complain about the extra few quid, but I noticed that too!

      • February 16, 2017 7:16 pm

        It’s listed as $18 USD on Ravelry, but it does often show the conversion to other currencies….and there is sometimes VAT, maybe that’s the difference?

  5. Sara Wutzke permalink
    February 14, 2017 10:20 am

    The whole collection is fantastic! Can’t wait to cast on!

    SallyHP Knits Sent from my iPhone


  6. February 14, 2017 9:49 am

    Grabbed it!

  7. Penny permalink
    February 14, 2017 8:34 am

    Gorgeous!! Love them all! My son & DIL are expecting twins at the end of Aug, I have lots to do!!

  8. mariposaknits permalink
    February 14, 2017 7:00 am

    Lovely sweaters, and great idea for a book!

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