I Heart You.

by Laura on February 13, 2014

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Here we are in the middle of another snowstorm and it’s the day before Valentine’s Day! If you are anything like me you may have left the Valentine’s shopping until the last minute. Thank goodness Craig came up with this adorable little heart pattern. Now I can make a sweet Valentine’s gift and have my snow day knitting all rolled into one!

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We used Koigu Mini skeins to knit our hearts, but any fingering weight yarn will do. I love the idea of tucking these into a shirt pocket, hanging them in a window or on the doorhandle or making a necklace for your favorite little one.

Please enjoy our free pattern to make your own hearts! Happy Valentine’s Day!

HEARTS

MATERIALS
Koigu Mini or fingering weight yarn

NEEDLES + NOTIONS
Size 2 dpns
Locking stitch marker
polyfil stuffing

CO 6 sts. Slide 3 sts to a second dpn. Fold in half so needles are parallel to one another with working yarn coming from back needle, stitch on the right.

Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: *Kfb, kfb, k1; rep from * to end.
Round 3: Knit.
Round 4: *K1, kfb, k1, kfb, k1; rep from * to end.
Round 5: Knit.

Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail and set aside.

Rep leaving yarn attached.

Knit across the front needle of the set with the working yarn attached, then across the stitches on the front needle of the second set. Work across stitches on back needle of the same set and continue to rem needle fro first set.

Round 7 & 8: Knit.
Round 9: *K1, ssk, k8, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Round 10: Knit.
Round 11: *K1, ssk, k6, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Round 12: Knit.
Round 13: *K1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Round 14: Knit.
Round 15: *K1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Round 16: Knit.
Round 17: *K1, ssk, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end.

Add polyfil through the opening.
Cut yarn leaving 6 inch tail. Thread through rem sts, draw tightly, and into heart.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Savannagal February 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Super cute. Are you using 2 sets of DPNs? One set for the first segment, and another set for the second segment? Are you working in the round? I can see that the heart is stockinette at least on the face and there are no purls in the instructions, but you don’t mention connecting into the round. I can’t quite figure out what you’re doing – though I’m only reading the pattern and not actually trying to work it right now. Will try later.

Knitdoc February 13, 2014 at 4:25 pm

These are adorable, but we need more info! Do we knit each needle separately? Do we join in the round? Help! I want to make some immediately.

Craig February 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm

The heart tops are knit separately and then joined where the pattern says,

“Knit across the front needle of the set with the working yarn attached, then across the stitches on the front needle of the second set. Work across stitches on back needle of the same set and continue to rem needle from first set.” After this, you’re knitting in the round.

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