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!
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.
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!
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 www.againstmalaria.com
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.
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?