Knit a striped sweater with heart trim

Knit up a wearable sweater to keep your sweetheart snuggly warm.

Knitting pattern for a cute striped sweater

Pullover is worked in Fair Isle at bottom of body and sleeves. Instructions are written for Extra-Small size. Any changes for Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large are written in brackets. If there is only one set of figures it applies to all sizes. Standard abbreviations are used. Recommended for knitters with some experience.

Special Abbreviation
M1P = Pick up horizontal loop before next st; purl into back of loop.

Chest/Bust Measurements
To look at the chest and bust measurement charts, click here.

You need:
Patons Canadiana, Classic Merino Wool or Decor (100 g) as follows:
Main colour (MC), Bright Red, 5(5,5,6,6) balls
Contrast colour (A), Aran, 2 balls
One pair of 4.5 mm needles OR whichever needles you need to obtain tension given below
One pair of 4 mm needles
2 Stitch holders and tapestry needle

20 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm (4 ins) with larger needles in stocking st.

Complete charts in stocking stitch, working knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.

**With smaller needles and MC, cast on 93(93,99,105,111) sts.

Row 1 (right side): K3, [p3,k3] to end of row.
Row 2: P3, [k3,p3] to end of row.
These 2 rows form rib pat.
In rib pat, work 11 rows more.

For XS only, next row (wrong side): Work in rib pat, dec 1 st at centre. 92 sts now on needle.

For S, M, L and XL only, next row (wrong side): Work rib pat, inc (3,3,1,1) sts evenly across row. 92(96,102,106,112) sts now on needle.

All sizes, next row: Change to larger needles and join A, knit.
Next row: With A, purl
Next row: With MC, knit.
Next row: With MC, purl.
Work Chart 1(for chart click here), working 12-st rep 7(8,8,8,9) times and ending with wrong side facing for next row. With MC, work 3 rows St st.

With A, work 2 rows St st.
With MC, work 6 rows St st.**
These 8 rows form stripe pat. Continue in stripe pat until work from beg measures 30(31,31,32,32) cm/11.25 (12.25,12.5,12.5,12.25) ins, ending with right side facing for next row.

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