Thursday, 2 February 2012

Valentines' Knitted Hearts Pattern

In time for Valentines Day I thought it would be nice to share my pattern for knitted hearts.   

The hearts can be made any size you like by changing the thickness of yarn and the needle size used.   For best results use needles that are a size or two smaller than the ball band of the yarn recommends.  The hearts are knitted in the round from bottom to top using a set of five double-pointed needles.

1.    CO 4
2.    Kfb in each (8).  Distribute evenly onto 4 dpns.
3-4. K
5.    (Kfb. K2) x 2 (12)
6-8. K
9.    (Kfb, K4) x2 (16)
10-12.  K
13.  (kfb, K6) x2 (20)
14-16.  K
17.  (Kfb, K8) x2 (24)
18-20  K
21.  (Kfb. K10) x2 (28)
22-23  K

To make the bumps at the top of the heart (work with front and back needles on left side only):
24.  n1 – K2tog, K5;  n4 – K5, K2tog (12)
25.  K
26.  (K2tog, K2, K2tog) x2 (8)
Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches, pull tight and secure.
Rejoin yarn and repeat rounds 24-26 with remaining stitches.

Happy knitting! and please post pictures of your finished hearts.  :)

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