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Time for a Heart-y KAL

February 23, 2017

In case you missed it we are hosting a KAL over in our Ravelry group for Heart on my Sleeve! There are lots of supportive knitters there already and did I mention the fabulous prizes? You can join in on social media with the hashtag #heartonmysleeveknits

SweetGeorgia yarns has donated the yarn to make this sweater! 2 skeins of Superwash DK and a Party of 5 Gradient, the winner can choose their colours! Heartring by Joji Locatelli: The lovely SweetGeorgia

SweetGeorgia Yarns has donated a prize of 2 skeins of Superwash DK and a Party of 5 Gradient, so you can make your own wee Heartring by Joji Locatelli

What are we knitting?

Emily still hasn’t quite decided which sweater she will be knitting along, although she will have to decide soon, she only has 1 more sleeve to go! My Hearthstone for Bodhi is coming along nicely. When I went to the stash to choose some yarn for this KAL I made an awesome discovery: 2/3 of a sweater body! I can’t remember what my plan was, but it’s now becoming a Hearthstone sweater.

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That’s right, I found this 2/3 sweater body just waiting for me, along with 2 more skeins. A stash find if ever there was one!

I’m working in Sweet Fiber Merino Twist Worsted, which is thicker than the DK called for so I’m knitting a 1-2 year size (which is the about the number of sts in the discovered sweater body) and it will come out a little big for Bodhi (perfect for some room to grow!).

Emily’s sleeve is looking lovely in Malabrigo Rios in ‘marte’, while mine hit a bit of a snag when I joined at the yoke to discover one sleeve was a full 12 rounds shorter than the other….rip rip rip!

For the nervous sweater knitter:

If you haven’t knit a sweater before don’t worry, this is the perfect moment! All the sweaters in Heart on my Sleeve are done from the bottom up, they are all pretty much the same until you hit the yoke. If you are new to it all, try the Heartstring yoke. If you have experience with charts or colourwork try Ironheart, Crazyheart, or Tenderheart!

Baa Ram Ewe has donated a sweater quantity of their beautiful Dovestone DK, perfect for a Lionheart sweater!

The awesome prizes:

We were so fortunate to have so much support from the yarn-y community for this project! There are so many great prizes for the Heart on my Sleeve knit along, thanks again to Baa Ram Ewe, Fringe Supply Co, Pom Pom Quarterly, SweetGeorgia Yarns, Tanis Fiber Arts, The Loveliest Yarn Company, and YOTH yarns.

YOTH big sister dk in 'raw honey' and 'blue raspberry', perfect for Romi's Brightheart sweater!

YOTH big sister dk in ‘raw honey’ and ‘blue raspberry’, perfect for Romi’s Brightheart sweater!

Tanis of Tanis Fiber Arts (and the designer of Crazyheart) has donated one of their beautiful palettes!

Tanis of Tanis Fiber Arts (and the designer of Crazyheart) has donated one of their beautiful palettes!

This lovely Take Heart gift set from Pom Pom Quarterly

This lovely Take Heart gift set from Pom Pom Quarterly

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A lovely Wollelujah tote from Fringe Supply Company


So, which Heart on my Sleeve sweater are you working on?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jasmin permalink
    February 27, 2017 3:29 pm

    Any specific hashtags for social media?

  2. Leslie permalink
    February 23, 2017 4:26 pm

    Just rcvd. This today. Can’t seem to be able to join the kal. Just says open in news or cancel. I don’t have news. Hope you can help. My granddaughter would look so sweet in one of these.

    • February 24, 2017 4:04 pm

      Hi Leslie – try just going to Ravelry.com and searching for the Tin Can Knits group, that’s where you’ll find us!

  3. rose neild permalink
    February 23, 2017 2:27 pm

    I have no idea…. I’ll start at the bottom and decide when i get there. they are all sooooo lovely. :-)
    although tragically there is no half made sweater in my stash AND i have no little cuties to knit for so this will be adult size!

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