Little Bits of Love
With just a pinch of fingering weight yarn and a smidge of time, you can ‘have a heart’, ‘put your heart into it’, ‘wear your heart on your sleeve’… or just knit these sweet little hearts to ‘your heart’s content’ and then sprinkle a little bit of love on the darlings in your life.
Knitting Loom: KB Sock Loom EFG
Yarn: Each heart requires approximately 3 yards of a light fingering weight yarn. Various sock yarns were used in the samples.
Notions: Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle
Finished Size: Each knitted heart is approximately 1” by 1.25”
Gauge: Not essential for this project.
M1: Make 1. (For this pattern, the increases are made simply by casting a new stitch onto the nearest peg.)
Sl 1: Slip 1. (Skip the peg.)
Cast on 1 stitch.
Row 1: K1
Row 2: P1
Row 3: M1, K1
Row 4: M1, P2
Row 5: M1, K3
Row 6: M1, P4
Row 7: M1, K5
Row 8: M1, P6
Row 9: M1, K7
Row 10: M1, P8
Row 11: M1, K9
Row 12: M1, P10
Row 13: M1, K11
There should now be 12 stitches on the loom. Create the left swell of the heart by working rows 14 – 18, back and forth over just the first 6 stitches on the loom:
Row 14: Sl 1, P5
Row 15: Sl 1, K5
Row 16: Sl 1, P2tog, P1, P2tog
Row 17: Sl 1, K2tog, K1
Row 18: Sl 1, P2tog.
Bind off the last 2 stitches of the left swell using the basic bind off method. Cut the yarn, leaving a yarn end measuring about 3 inches in length.
Create the right swell of the heart by working rows 14 – 18, back and forth over the remaining 6 stitches on the loom.
Bind off the last 2 stitches of the right swell using the basic bind off method. Cut the yarn, leaving a yarn end measuring about 3 inches in length.
The project will look like this:
Thread the yarn end from the left swell into the yarn needle. Take the needle down through the center of the heart, between the two swells:
Pull the yarn end through firmly to shape the left swell. Weave the end in securely on the back of the heart.
Thread the yarn end from the right swell into the yarn needle. Take the needle down through the center of the heart, between the two swells.
Pull the yarn end firmly to shape the right swell. Weave the end in securely on the back of the heart.
Weave in the remaining two yarn ends. The finished heart will look like this:
From my heart to yours, Happy Knitting!
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Start off your day with a special touch on your coffee cup. The warm and toasty mug cozy is worked in simple lace to create small hearts throughout the cozy. It is a great time to try out simple lace eyelets. Pattern is provided as well as chart instructions.
Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2.
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook size J.
Other: 3 small buttons.
SSK=slip, slip knit
Created over 2 pegs. Peg 1 is on the right, peg 2 is on the left. Move loop from peg 1 over to peg 2. Knit peg 2. Knit peg 2 treating both loops on the peg as one loop. SSK complete.
Yarn over: ewrap the empty peg. On the following row, undo the ewrap and place the yarn in front of the peg.
Sl1-k2tog-psso: slip 1, k2tog, pass over slipped stitch.
Over three pegs, working on the knitting loom from a right to left direction–peg 1 is on the right, peg 2 in the middle, peg 3 on the left. Skip peg 1 with yarn behind the peg. Move stitch from peg 3 over to peg 2. Knit peg 2 (treating both loops as one loop). Move loop from peg 2 over to peg 1, lift bottommost loop off peg 1. Sl1-k2tog-psso complete.
Read chart from bottom to top, right to left direction on odd rows, left to right direction on even rows.
Cast on 19 stitches, prepare to work a flat panel.
Row 1: p to the end of row.
Row 2 (and every even row): k to the end of row.
Row 3: p to the end of row.
Row 5: p4, k4, ssk, yo, k5, p4.
Row 7: p4, k4, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k4, p4.
Row 9: p4, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k3, p4.
Row 11: p4, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k2, p4.
Row 13: p4, k1, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, k1, p4.
Row 15: p4, k1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, p4.
Row 17: p4, k2, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, p4.
Row 18: k to the end of row.
Row 19: p4, k11, p4.
Row 20: k to the end of row.
Row 21: p4, k11, p4.
Row 22: k to the end of row.
Repeat Rows 1-Row 22: 2 more times.
Repeat Rows 1-4.
Bind off with basic bind off method. Leave a 20” yarn tail.
Using yarn tail, and crochet hook, chain 6, connect it down to first stitch of the bound off edge, single crochet 6, chain 6, connect it down to the middle of the bound off edge, single crochet 6, chain 6 and connect it down to the bound off edge, single crochet 1. Bind off.
Weave ends in. Steam block or wet block to open up the lace eyelets.
With thread (same color as yarn), sew buttons to the cast on edge, be sure to align them with the eyelet chains.