Hello! I have just changed my blog theme, its a bit plain, and I liked the other one better, but the ‘leave a reply’ link was at the top of the post. This one is at the bottom, better I think, but not as pretty. oh well.
Anyway, we’re not here to chat about blog themes, its knitted heart time! I was inspired to make this post after seeing little woollies’ lovely fair isle hearts blog post. I commented on her blog as I too had been busy with the needles to pass time on the train to the city, and I was also knitting hearts. These are different as they are done in garter stitch and I thought I’d share my made up pattern with you as they are a great way to use up leftover scraps of yarn from other projects. Here are a some photos of some finished ones.
And here is the pattern.
Easy knitted hearts pattern:
I used 8 ply yarn and 3mm knitting needles.
Makes a heart sized approx. 7cm high and 8 cm wide. Fits in the palm of your hand.
Use garter stitch for this pattern.
abbreviation k2tog = knit 2 stitches together to decrease.
1. Cast on 2 stitches.
2. Knit 1 row.
3. Next row, increase in 1st stitch, 3 st
4. Knit 1 row.
5. Next row, Inc in first and last stitch, 5 st. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to 19 stitches.
6. Knit 1 row.
7. Knit and cast off 10th stitch in middle of work, then knit to end. 9 stitches each side, 18 st total.
8. You will finish each side of the heart separately from here. Keep the remaining stitches on the needle while working the first side. Knit 9, turn work around and knit 7, k2tog towards middle of work. 8 stitches.
9. Knit 1 row
10. Knit 6, k2tog outside edge, 7 stitches.
11. Knit one row
12. Knit 5, k2tog outside edge, 6 stitches
13. Knit 1 row
14. K2tog, knit 2, k2tog, 4 stitches
15. Cast off last 4 stitches on that side. Snip off yarn ready to join to opposite side to finish work.
16. Repeat steps 8 to 15 for other side. Opposite side will work differently, and you will k2tog at beginning of rows for outside edge, rather than the end as you are knitting the opposite way.
17. Sew in ends.
Enjoy, please let me know how you get on – or if you have any better versions! Thanks,