Well, the response to Wholehearted was overwhelming: you put it at #1 on the hot right now pattern list for two days, left over 100 comments on the pattern page, sent me countless messages and emails, and downloaded over 6700 copies! I am so touched by your support--I don’t know what to say other than thank you. With gratitude.
Wholehearted is a top-down heart shaped shawl worked in sections of garter stitch and broken rib stitch accented with a picot bind off.
The finished size and fabric depends on how aggressively you block: light steam blocking will give you a shawl with an approximate wingspan of 43” and an approximate back length of 15”. Aggressive wet blocking will give you a shawl with an approximate wingspan of 57” and an approximate back length of 17”. Likewise, you can choose to block the edges straight or to curve them to retain the heart shape.
You will need approximately 160 yards of Color A (shown here as Palomino) and approximately 265 yards of Color B (shown here as Magnolia Leaf).
The pattern is written.
In mid-February, I had open-heart surgery, and this design is testament to myself that my knitting mojo is back.
March 4, 2013: correction to Edging instructions:In the Edging section, Row 5 should read: “k2, YO, k to marker, YO, sm, k1 (cs), YO, k to last 2 sts, YO, k2”
March 27, 2013: correction to Set-up Row 1: Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, kfb, yo, pm, k1 (cs), pm,yo, kfb,
yo, k2: 13 sts.
April 9, 2012: My daughter suffered a serious house fire today. She’s ok, but things are in shambles. From now through the end of May, the proceeds from this pattern will go towards helping her re-build and be whole again.
On June 1, I was able to give Allie a check for $570.00, thanks to the amazing generosity of the Ravelry community. She and I are both overwhelmed, and thank you all.
One year ago, February 16, 2012, I had open heart surgery. It was rough. It was traumatic. It was successful.
Wholehearted was the first design I attempted following surgery. In celebration of a full year of much improved health (and many more designs), I want to share with the Ravelry community: from February 16 through February 20, enter the code ONEYEAR at checkout and receive a copy of Wholehearted free.
If you have any issues using the code (a couple of people have), please email or pm me.
And thank you, everyone, for your comments and good wishes!