The sweater is knit in pieces, so is great for knitting on the go. Each piece begins with a tubular cast on (a tutorial can be found here), and then the trim is knit with a 2 colour-brioche rib (a tutorial can be found here), and the body in a stockinette stitch. After the sweater is put together, the heart is Swiss darned into the back (a tutorial can be found here).
This is particularly thrilling for me as it is my first pattern published by a magazine, and a fabulous magazine at that! It was really a learning experience for me and I am pleased to say that there are several more patterns being published in magazines in the near future.
The name ‘Heritage Heart’ comes from both the shape of the jumper and adornment: the shape is an updated interpretation of a traditional men’s jumper, and a heart is Swiss-darned into the centre back to create a sweet focal point. This Aran-weight jumper is a quick and satisfying knit.
I used Rowan Silk twist for the main yarn, and an undyed Organic Merino Wool from Coldharbour Mill. These 2 yarns when knit together create a hazy, soft colour palette. Any undyed wool would work well with a dusky-pink or grey/oatmeal type of marled yarn, although there is an excellent version by miyokomeow in the projects-really great colour combo.