Heart on My Sleeve Pullover

A navy and white striped pullover is a wardrobe classic. The bright red heart on the left shoulder adds a touch of whimsy that takes this sweater beyond basic. This raglan pullover is knit in separate pieces and sewn together. The heart is worked from a chart using the intarsia technique.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 32 (35.25, 40.5, 43.75, 48.75, 52.25, 55.5)” to fit bust 30 (33.25, 38.5, 41.75, 46.75, 50.25, 53.5)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 35.25”

Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st using larger needles, after blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Louet Gems Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 175 yards [160 meters]/100 grams): Marine Blue (A, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls), Cream (B, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls), Candy Apple Red (C, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 6 (4 mm), US size 7 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Removeable stitch markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This pullover is worked from the bottom up in separate pieces, then sewn together.

The heart motif on the left sleeve is worked using the intarsia technique.

Pattern

Back

Using A and smaller needles, CO 78 (86, 98, 106, 118, 126, 134) sts.

Row 1 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rows 2-12: Rep Row 1.

Change to larger needles.

Row 13 (WS): Purl.

Row 14: With B, knit.

Row 15: Purl.

Row 16: With A, knit.

Row 17: Purl.

Cont in St st and stripe pattern as established, work even until piece meas 14 (14.5, 15, 15.5, 16, 16, 16)”, ending with a WS color A row.

Shape Raglans

Note: Maintain established stripe pattern throughout.

BO 3 (4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (72 (78, 86, 92, 98, 104, 110) sts)

Next Row (Dec, RS): K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. (2 sts dec’d)

Cont in St st and stripe pattern as established, rep Dec Row every 4th row 2 (1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0) more times, then every RS row 16 (19, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31) times. (34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) sts)

BO all sts.

Front

Work same as for Back until 44 (46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56) sts rem, ending with a WS row.

Shape Front Neck

Row 1 (RS): K2, ssk, k9, join another ball of yarn and BO center 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. (12 sts each side)

Work both sides at once with separate balls of yarn.

Row 2 (WS): Purl to neck edge; on other side, purl to end.

Row 3: K2, ssk, knit to 3 sts before neck edge, k2tog, k1; on other side, k1, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. (10 sts each side)

Row 4: Purl to neck edge; on other side, purl to end.

Row 5: K2, ssk, knit to 3 sts before neck edge, k2tog, k1; on other side, k1, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. (8 sts each side)

Row 6: Purl to neck edge; on other side, purl to end.

Row 7: K2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1; on other side, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2. (6 sts each side)

Row 8: Purl to neck edge; on other side, purl to end.

Row 9: K2, sk2p, k1; on other side, k1, sk2p, k2. (4 sts each side)

Row 10: Purl to neck edge; on other side, purl to end.

BO all sts.

Right Sleeve

Using A and smaller needles, CO 35 (37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47) sts.

Row 1 (WS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2 (RS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rows 3-12: Rep Rows 1-2, 5 more times.

Change to larger needles.

Row 13 (WS): Purl.

Row 14: With B, knit.

Row 15: Purl.

Row 16 (Inc, RS): With A, k2, M1, knit to last 2 sts, M1, k2. (2 sts inc’d)

Row 17: Purl.

Cont in St st and stripe pattern as established, rep Inc Row every 10 (10, 8, 8, 8, 6, 6)th row 1 (3, 11, 9, 3, 16, 14) more times, then every 8 (8, 0, 6, 6, 0, 4)th row 8 (7, 0, 3, 11, 0, 4) times. (55 (59, 63, 67, 73, 79, 85) sts.

Cont in St st and stripe pattern as established, work even until piece meas 17 (17.5, 18, 18, 18, 18.5, 18.5)”, ending with a WS color A row.

Shape Raglans

Note: Maintain established stripe pattern throughout.

BO 3 (4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (49 (51, 51, 53, 53, 57, 61) sts)

Next Row (Dec, RS): K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. (2 sts dec’d)

Cont in St st and stripe pattern as established, rep Dec Row every 4th row 2 (3, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7) more times, then every RS row 16 (15, 13, 13, 12, 14, 16) times. (11 (13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13) sts)

BO all sts.

Left Sleeve

Work same as for Right Sleeve, including Shape Raglans until 45 sts rem, ending with a WS color A row.

Begin Heart Motif

Place marker on each side of center 15 sts.

Cont Raglan Shaping and stripe pattern as established, work Heart chart between markers over the next 19 rows.

Remove markers.

Complete same as for Right Sleeve.

Finishing

Sew Left Sleeve to Front and Back at raglans.

Sew Right Sleeve to Front at raglan.

Neckband

Using A and smaller needles, with RS facing, pick up and knit 90 (98, 102, 106, 110, 114, 118) sts evenly along neck edge.

Row 1 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rows 2-7: Rep Row 1.

BO all sts.

Sew Right Back raglan and neckband seam.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Weave in all ends.

Block to finished measurements.

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