Hiro (pronounced “hero”) is the main character in a favorite Neal Stephenson novel of mine, Snow Crash, the title of which also describes the way colors digitally fade into each other in the yoke of this sweater. Originally inspired by a textile from the Swedish design firm Little Red Stuga, I wanted to add a color gradation to their genius play of black and white. The pattern came first, the name followed, but it still makes the scifi geek in me happy.

This pattern includes instructions for both a pullover and a cardigan version. This sweater is worked seamlessly from the bottom up.

Charts are graded according to size.

If you love Hiro, you might also like Hiro Petite and Hiro Mittens.

Yarn weight: Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi)

Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in St st

Needle size: US 8 – 5.0 mm

Yardage: 1100 – 2100 yards (1006 – 1920 m)

Sizes available: 34( 36, 39½, 42, 45)[48, 50½, 53¼, 57, 60] ”

Photos copyright Caro Sheridan