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HeartStrings Casual Wear Knitting Patterns           hs logo       by knitwear designer Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer

Clearly written, comprehensive instructions written with the intention of inspiring knitters in making their own heart-felt creations.

All patterns are printed on acid-free archival quality paper inserted into 3-hole sheet protectors.

 

"Should I fall asleep with my knitting in my hands, I will remember to check for signs of progress when I wake up."  Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Sweaters and Tops

3-2 any gauge sweater

3-2 Any Gauge Sweater  for any yarn. Perfect for spinners.  Sweater is knit on the bias so has extra drape and looks wonderful in variegated yarn. Long sleeved, short sleeved and sleeveless versions in one pattern. ball of yarn+    $6.00

 

 

lace ribs sweaterLace and Ribs Top

Features scoop neck and set-in short sleeves. The name comes from three stitch patterns in lace and ribbed textures that are arranged in a flattering "V" on the front and back of the sweater. The scoop neckline is finished with a folded band of picot-type edging.

Directions in 3 sizes, 36(40,44)". 850(950,1050) yards sportweight yarn, 6 stitches/inch, size US 5 / 3.75 mm needles.      ball of yarnball of yarn$6.00

 

man's vestRibbed Diamonds Men's Vest

Handsome V-neck pullover vest in a clean-cut textured pattern stitch of ribbed diamonds. Knitted circularly with no seams to sew.

3 finished sizes, 39(44 ½, 50)". 900(1025,1150) yards sportweight yarn, 5 ½ stitches/inch, size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles.     ball of yarn+     $5.50

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casual top choices
 

shaped t w/ collarShaped Tee with Collar - Simple to knit tee-top allows for hand spun yarn to shine. Has an asymmetrical split collar and non-boxy short sleeves.  Uses worsted weight yarn (925[1025,1100,1200]) on # 7  & 4 (3.5mm) circ needles. ball of yarn+ $5.50

twist slant topTwist and Slant Shell

This pattern uses easy slipped stitches, twisted stitches, and eyelet stitches to create a pleasing combination of slimming twisted slip stitch verticals and zestful slanting openwork lines. Knitted circularly with no seams to sew.

Directions in 4 sizes, 39(42,45,48)". 720(880,1040,1200) yards sportweight or DK weight yarn, 5 ½ stitches/inch, size US 6 / 4.0 mm needles.              ball of yarn$5.00

 

Waves and Flowers Shell

waves flowers shell

A pleasing composition of lace waves, flower motifs and staggered eyelets. Styled to be worn alone with a skirt or slacks, or under a suit coat or blazer.

Knit in the round on size 6/4.0mm needles.  3 sizes, 35(39¼,43½)". 750(850,950) yards sportweight yarn, 5½ stitches/inch.

Lovely self scalloping edge.  ball of yarnball of yarn  $6.00

pinstripe sweaterPinstripe Melange Sweater

A casual loose fitting almost cardigan. Excellent for hand dyed yarn in worsted weight (12 wpi). A long button tab front extends into the shaped V neck.

Finished sizes of 44" and  48" around at underarm.  Uses 850(950) of main color and 300(350) of CC and 4 (5) buttons.  Size 8 circs and dpns plus size 4 (3.5mm)circs and dpns. 4sts/inch ball of yarnball of yarn    $6.00

More Patterns

 knitting and felted hats

knitting shawls and stoles

knitting socks

knitting and felted purse / bag kit

Pattern Knitting Levels

ball of yarneasy       ball of yarn+ advanced beginner

ball of yarnball of yarnintermediate    

  ball of yarnball of yarnball of yarnadvanced

Under the fence,

Catch the sheep.

Back we come,

Off we leap.

A rhyme to teach children to knit.

Knit yourself over,

Invite a friend too.

Leap frog over,

Lie down Sue.

A rhyme to teach children to cast off.