Close to Heart by Renée Callahan

Close to Heart

June 2017
BaaRamEwe Titus
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 yards (320 m)
One size which is easy to alter.
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A simple shape in a simple knit, the heart nevertheless remains a rich symbol of love. This pattern was designed to celebrate 10 wonderful years of Squam Art Workshops. It is also a paid pattern, with all profits going to Médecins Sans Frontières.

The pattern includes directions for both the shawl and for the mitts.

I chat more about the shawl and mitts design in Episode 5 of the EastLondonKnit Podcast. At the end of the podcast, I have video tutorials for 2 of the techniques used in this pattern: the kyok increase and picking up stitches from a cast off edge.


100 g of fingering/4-ply weight yarn for shawl. 50 g of DK weight yarn for mitts. The sample shawl is in BaaRamEwe Titus (70% British Wool, 30% UK Alpaca; 320 m/350 yds per 100g skein); colour: Rhubarb; 1 skein. The sample mitts are in Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK (100% Wool, 120 m/131 yds per 50g ball); colour: Mulberry; 1 ball.

NEEDLES 4 mm / US 6 needles.

NOTIONS Embroidery needle and contrast coloured yarn for mitts embroidery (optional).