Ironheart Pullover by Robin Allen
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Ironheart Pullover

Knitting
August 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1210 - 1430 yards (1106 - 1308 m)
36, 38, 40, 42"/91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5cm
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This design combines two of my favorite things—hearts and ornate iron scrollwork. As I am a knitter, not a smith, I have used my needles to forge yarn into a sweater.

Interesting knitting begins right away with a two-color corrugated ribbing. Following a stockinette stitch body with a little waist shaping, the Norwegian-inspired hearts are wrought to life at the circular yoke with stranded colorwork.

Features:

  • Worked from the bottom up in the round
  • Seamless construction
  • Circular yoke
  • Waist shaping
  • Semi-fitted design with 2” of positive ease

Skills
Working in the round, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, stranded colorwork, working from a chart, researching techniques you’re not familiar with.

Size
Bust: 36 (38, 40, 42)“ 91.5 (96.5, 101.5, 106.5)cm
Finished measurements: 38 (40, 42, 44)” 96.5 (101.5, 106.5, 112)cm

Yarn
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes™ worsted 100% Peruvian Highland wool; 110yd/101m per 50g skein; MC: Cobblestone Heather, 9 (9, 11, 11) skeins; CC: Coal, 2 skeins.

Needles
Size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle(s). Choose the lengths and method of knitting you prefer for both large- and small-diameter knitting in the round.

Notions
Stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn, yarn needle.

Gauge
22 sts and 28 rnds = 4” (10cm) of stockinette stitch in the round.

An Ironheart Hat is also available.

Consider joining the A Texas Girl Knits group.