Heart on My Sleeve

After what we can all pretty much agree was a rubbish 2016, I started 2017 with a very clear and renewed sense of action, asking myself what can I do in my every day life to make the world just a tiny bit better. Many of those actions were about how I use my time and money in my personal life to make the world just a bit better, but when Emily from Tin Can Knits approached me to design a wee heart for the new book Heart on my Sleeve, it felt like a small way that I could contribute to a good cause using my work.

The Heart on My Sleeve charity ebook is such a lovely premise - the sweaters are all Dk weight knit designs with the same body and sleeves, with a number of yokes designed by different designers to choose from at the end, sized from baby to adult. Alexa and Emily are donating 100% of the proceeds of each ebook (after fees) to the Against Malaria Foundation. These funds will be used to purchase nets to prevent malaria and save lives.

Heart String Designed by Joji Locatelli

Heart String Designed by Joji Locatelli

Hearthstone Designed by Ysolda Teague

Hearthstone Designed by Ysolda Teague

There are 8 sweater designs in total, as well as some lovely motifs to put on your sleeves.  While they are mostly knit, but you may notice a small crochet one designed by me! 

You can purchase the ebook via Ravelry here