Imagine nine of your favourite knit designers worked together to create a collection of simple and satisfying yoke sweaters.

Well we have done just that! The Heart On My Sleeve ebook will be available to purchase for one year, and all proceeds will be donated to the Against Malaria Foundation. Full details on the fundraising specifics here.

As knit designers, we are constantly inspired and impressed by the knitting community. Our work goes out into the world and passes through so many hands, and in this we saw an opportunity to contribute. Heart On My Sleeve invites people to knit together for an excellent cause: the Against Malaria Foundation.

The Heart On My Sleeve ebook is a charity project in support of the Against Malaria Foundation. It includes 8 sweater designs by nine designers.

Buy it now for $18.

For every ebook sold, $16.80 goes to the Against Malaria Foundation to buy nets (the remaining $1.20 are Paypal and Ravelry fees).

Not a knitter? Send this ebook as a gift to a knitter you know from this page, or donate directly here.

Who’s involved?

Nine indie designers have donated patterns: Shannon Cook, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy, Tanis Lavallée, Joji Locatelli, Alexa Ludeman, Jane Richmond, Ysolda Teague, and Emily Wessel. The project and ebook were coordinated by Emily Wessel and Alexa Ludeman of Tin Can Knits. Learn more about the designers here.

Yarn support has been generously provided by: A Verb for Keeping Warm, Baa Ram Ewe, Brooklyn Tweed, John Arbon Textiles, Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Kate Davies Designs, Madelinetosh, Quince and Co., Sweet Fiber Yarns, SweetGeorgia Yarns, Tanis Fiber Arts, The Plucky Knitter, and YOTH. Learn more about the yarns here.

Hundreds of other knitters, shop owners, bloggers, designers and podcasters have put their wholehearted support behind this project. Thanks to all of you!

Why Against Malaria?

Malaria is preventable; no one need die of it.

Yet 400 million people fall ill every year, half a million die of the disease, and 70% of those who die are kids under 5. As parents, Alexa and I know that there is nothing we wouldn't do to protect our children. Raising funds for AMF is a way we can reach out and make a difference in people's lives. Learn more about malaria here.

Feb 21 2018 UPDATE: so far we've donated $79,327 USD - this buys 38,961 nets, to protect 70,130 people (this is the entire population of 130-140 villages). Check the fundraising progress here.

How can I participate?

Buy the ebook now for $18!

When you buy the ebook, $16.80 of the $18 USD purchase price goes to the charity (the other $1.20 is made up of Paypal and Ravelry fees). This is an inclusive project, we want you to participate! If the ebook price is beyond your budget, please send us an email. Conversely, if our contribution has inspired you to give more, we encourage you to donate directly here.

Knit a sweater... and tell all your friends about it! The very best way you can support this project is by telling your friends and fellow knitters. Share this page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and tag the photos on Pinterest. Let your local knit shop know about the project. Share it with your knitting club or guild.

Wear your heart on your sleeve and inspire others to do the same!

Use the hashtag #heartonmysleeveknits to share and explore this project on social media.