Had enough of Valentine’s stuff yet? I hope not, because I have yet another project for your favorite furry Valentine.
I have seen gobs of human versions of this giant heart sweater, and since Lucy is such a trendy pup, she had to have one of her own.
I used this basic pattern for the sweater and made my own template for the heart that I’ll share with you all today! Well is this your lucky day or what!?
In order to knit a big block of color like the heart you’ll have to do some Intarsia Knitting. Don’t worry, the name is scarier than the technique. The Purl Bee has a good tutorial explaining how to do it. If you just knit normally there will be big gaping holes between your two colors, so it’s worth your while to check it out. I learned this the hard way when making my RSS Pillow, and I ended up knitting the whole thing twice. (I actually link to a different Intarsia tutorial on that post)
Without further ado, here is the template free for your personal use!
Notes: Simply print out on standard letter-sized paper. The template is just for the back piece on the pattern. I made the bottom panel as directed in one color. The heart squares in the template are in two different pinks, for the sole purpose of making it easier to count squares. No fancy double colors going on there!