Sweetheart Lovey by De-De Heeter

Sweetheart Lovey

February 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 6.5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1500 - 1900 yards (1372 - 1737 m)
One size, but adjustable via gauge
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Sweetheart Lovey is an alternative way for children to stay snuggly warm while reading, watching TV, or engaging in other quiet time activities. Nearly a full circle, it wraps as comfortably around your favorite youngster as warmly as a hug, but it won’t trip her up when she’s moving around. For the imaginative mind, a Sweetheart Lovey becomes a great princess cape! More than 75 hearts are hidden within the design, and a generous band near the bottom of the Sweetheart Lovey provides space to personalize it with a message of up to 41 characters and spaces. Stitches used are knit, purl, slip, and make one. There is an allover design formed by the texture of knits and purls. The pattern is in charted format only, because of the personalization band. Some previous positive experience with reading charts is highly recommended.

Yarn: Child friendly worsted weight, in a smooth yarn. A tighter twist will show the stitch design to advantage. Consider a superwash wool, acrylic, or cotton blend. Model in photos was knit with KnitPicks Comfy. Pattern is written for 3 colors. The range reflects amounts used by test knitters who worked at different gauges while creating Sweetheart Lovey and its twin, Diamond Lovey.

  • Color A – Main Color – 1000-1300 yards
  • Color B – Accent Color – 50-75 yards
  • Color C – Personalization Band – 450 – 500 yards (Personalization band will be easier to read if it is knit in a light to medium color)

Green version shown in photos is Sweetheart Lovey’s twin, Diamond Lovey. Photo included so you can see a Lovey modeled. This was a Ravelympics Designer Biathlon project, and my model does not live local to me. Diamond Lovey is available separately.