HeartBeats Sweater by Shaina Bilow

HeartBeats Sweater

Knitting
November 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
675 - 1300 yards (617 - 1189 m)
33 (37.5, 41, 45.5) (49, 53.5, 57)”
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Experience Level: Intermediate

Bold ribbed chevrons dance across the bottom and shoulders of this cozy pullover. The HeartBeats Sweater is a modern, graphic knit that is as fun to make as it is to wear.

Construction Details
This is an extended drop-shoulder style pullover. There is short-row shaping on the shoulders to create a flattering fit. The body is worked in four separate pieces that are seamed together and then the neck is worked in the round. The pattern stitch is written in chart form and in words, knitters can choose their preference.

Techniques Necessary
• Cast on
• Knit
• Purl
• Binding off
• Increasing (m1, yo)
• Decreasing (ssk, k2tog, sk2po)
• Following a stitch pattern
• German Short Rows
• Seaming
• Picking up stitches for neckband

Size Options: 1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7)
To Fit Bust: 29 (33, 37, 41)(45, 49, 53)”
Finished Bust: 33 (37.5, 41, 45.5)(49, 53.5, 57)”
Finished Length: 22 (23, 24, 25)(26, 27, 28)”
Schematic is provided on pattern with additional measurements.

Yarn: 675 (800, 875, 925)(1050, 1200, 1300) of chunky weight yarn (CYCA #5) yarn. Sample made with WoolAddicts Air (84% virgin wool 16% nylon, 137 yds/50 g) 5 (6, 7, 7)(8, 9, 10) balls.

Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using larger size needles.

Needles: US 10 (6 mm) or size needed for gauge for body and US 9 (5.5 mm) or one size smaller than size needed for gauge for bottom edging and US 9 (5.5 mm) 16” circular needle for neckline. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Other Materials: stitch marker, tapestry needle.