Heartigan by Mari Chiba


December 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
615 - 984 yards (562 - 900 m)
Age: 2(4, 6, 8) Finished Sweater Chest: 23(25, 27, 29)”
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This pattern is available from knitpicks.com for $4.99.

Knit this adorable heart sweater for the sassy girl in your life that steals your heart. The heartigan is sized to be a little loose, so that as your little girl grows the sweater will become a little snugger, but fit much longer! This sweater is easy to customize if your little one has long arms or torso, just keep knitting!

This top down raglan sweater is knit seamlessly. The body is knit first seamlessly, then the held sleeve stitches are placed on the needles and the sleeves are knit in the round to the cuff. The button band is knit at the same time as the sweater. The heart is knit using intarsia. Make sure to twist the yarns when switching colors for intarsia. Intarsia tutorial: http://www.knitpicks.com/ tutorials/Intarsia__D11.html

Advanced beginner
Techniques include: M1 increases, intarsia, k2tog and ssk decreases,
This is a great first sweater project. The construction is simple and there is no seaming.