Little Hearts by Maria Montzka

Little Hearts

February 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
345 - 800 yards (315 - 732 m)
0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
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This pattern has been revised! The updated version includes two new construction methods as well as revised stitch counts for improved fit.

Little Hearts is a simple baby cardigan that features a sweet colorwork heart yoke detail.

This tiny cardigan is a perfect gift for a new baby and can be knit up with one or two skeins of sock yarn. Use some precious sock yarn scraps for the hearts to add a little something special ❤

0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months

28 stitches and 40 rows = 10cm/4in
If you do not wish to swatch for this project, you can begin with the sleeves and check your gauge after a few centimeters.

Approximately one skein of fingering weight or sock yarn for the main color and a small amount of the same weight yarn for the hearts in a contrasting color.

Option 1: knit in the round from the top down and steeked.
Option 2: knit flat from the top down.
Original pattern:The sleeves are worked first, in the round from the cuff up. The body is worked flat from the bottom up. The sleeves are joined to the body and everything is worked flat including the colorwork yoke detail.

Errata (for original version only):
Row 33: additional decreases to improve size, especially for M, L.

Size large Row 14 for Yoke should read
k5, p1, p2tog, (p6, p2tog) 26 times, p1, k5 (195 stitches remain).* For
Size Medium Row 14 of Yoke should read k5, p10, p2tog, (p4, p2tog) 28 times, p10, k5 (171 sts)

Size large Row 30 for Yoke should read
k5, p7, p2tog, p1, (p4, p2tog) 28 times, p7, k5 (166 stitches remain).
Size Medium Row 30 of Yoke should read Row 30: k5, p10, p2tog, (p3, p2tog) 28 times, p9, k5 (142 sts)