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I did it!

February 28, 2018

I did it! I broke my streak of not finishing KALs. This sweater was just a delight to knit. I got through the body and sleeves, knitting during movies, on car rides, and at parties. I added a heart motif at the sleeve, because I love it! Then it was time for the yoke, you know, the fun part!

PSA – today is the very last day to get the Heart on my Sleeve ebook, go get it right now! This collection will no longer be available after February 28, 2018.

The yoke took a bit of thinking. I perused the Ravelry projects, looking for the perfect combo. I had a beautiful Sunshine and Storm kit from Rainbow Heirloom on hand, which gave me a LOT of colours to choose from. The nice thing about taking them from a kit was that I already knew they would work together. No guess work on this one. I decided on some tonal pairings, lighter and darker. It gave the sweater the look of larger triangles, rather than smaller ones. Reminiscent of flying geese quilts. Jones loved it and wore it to school right away. He is still an excellent recipient of hand knits!

Project Details

Pattern:Crazyheart by Tanis Lavallee from Heart on my Sleeve

Yarn:Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in Wicked Pacific with Blue Raspberry, Snow Melt, Jewel Sea, Blue Planet, Glow Stick Girl, Almost Spring, Cold Logic, and Grey Goose, (contrast colours were from the Sunshine and Storm Bounce blanket kit)

Size knit: 8-10, which leaves some room to grow.

I’m sorry to see the end of the Heart on my Sleeve project. It was an amazing thing to be part of. It was so much fun to work with designers we admire, and it was great to be able to do a bit of good in the world. It wouldn’t be possible without the awesomeness that is the knitting community and for this we THANK YOU!


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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane permalink
    March 12, 2018 1:13 pm

    Thank you for providing the opportunity to connect my knitting to such an important social cause. There is such discord in our political climate, and for a moment or two, I can find some some common good. The ebook is beautiful.

  2. Margot permalink
    March 2, 2018 10:47 am

    I am crazy (pun intended) for everything by Tanis and by Tin Can Knits!
    I purchased the ebook and I am fortunate enough to have friends around me who have children… lots of sweaters on my needles in the months to come! Thank you so much for the gathering.

  3. Kathy permalink
    February 28, 2018 2:24 pm

    Beautiful work. I have the HOMS ebook. Now I need to pick a pattern to knit up. Decisions, decisions!

  4. February 28, 2018 12:32 pm

    It’s gorgeous- absolutely adore those colours and such a great model too!!

  5. Ann Morgan permalink
    February 28, 2018 10:08 am

    I have a ? On the child antleer cardigan. I posted it last night on that page. My sleeve count is different than pattern by 2.
    I start with 32. 2 increases twice. So that is 36. Pattern states 34.

    • February 28, 2018 12:15 pm

      Hi Ann – you only work 1 increase for that size. It says to repeat until you have 34 sts, but you already have 34 sts so no need to repeat the increase round.

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