We are completely snowed in and I've been knitting my heart out!
After several tries, and a few failures, I've perfected my little knitted heart pattern. You should try knitting a heart--it's fast, simple, and can be a great embellishment to another piece, or with some added beads or ribbon, it can be a special Valentine--especially with red or pink yarn. I wanted to knit with this snow-white sequined yarn, and I love how the sequins lay. It's a nice chunky texture, and I'm happy with the results.
Here are the instructions for knitting a heart. Knit in garter stitch throughout.
Cast on two stitches.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Knit 1, increase 1, knit 1, increase 1, knit (should have 5 stitches)
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Knit, inc 1, knit, inc 1 in the next 2 stitches, knit (9 stitches)
Row 7: Knit.
Now, in the next row, inc 1 st. on both ends. Next row, knit. Alternate this way with the rows until there are 19 stitches.
Knit 9 rows even.
|I used a strand of ribbon yarn as a holder for one side.|
I'm having a lot of fun knitting these hearts. I have done a stack of ribbon yarn hearts, in a pretty pink-to-purple varigated color. I need a run to the yarn store, though, to get a really nice, Valentiney red. But I'll need a sled!
My daughter and I are ready to make the hot chocolate, put in a movie, and keep clicking our sticks!
A real snow-white heart.