Scrap Happy – Hanging Hearts Ready for Valentine’s Day

These hearts are easy to knit and quick to knit too. They make a nice (Valentines? or Mother’s Day?) gift and look good hanging on a chest of draws or similar.

Knitted hanging hearts

As they can also very easily be made from scraps of ribbon and wool – which is what I did – and Valentines only a month away and Mothers’ day 2 months, I though I’d share the pattern with you as my January Scrap Happy post.

Knitted heart 2

 

Hanging Hearts Pattern

My hearts were make using double knitting and came out about 3.5″ high.

 

 

Abbreviations:

k              knit

k2tog     knit two stitches together

kfb         knit into the front and the back of the stitch

m1L        Make a left slanting stitch: insert the left-hand needle, from front to back, under the strand of yarn which lies between the stitch just worked and the next stitch on the left-hand needle. Knit this stitch through the back of the loop.

m1R       Make a right slanting stitch: insert the left-hand needle, from back to front, under the strand of yarn which lies between the stitch just worked and the next stitch on the left-hand needle. Knit this stitch through the front of the loop.

p            purl

p2tog     purl two stitches together

ssk         slip two stitches knit-wise, one at a time, onto the right  hand needle then slip them back onto the left and knit them together

sts         stitches

Ready to Knit?

Cast on 2 stitches

Row 1: kfb twice.

Row 2: purl

Row 3: k1, m1R, M1L, k1

Row 4: purl

Row 5: k1, m1R, knit to last 2 stitches, M1L, k1

Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you have 32 stitches

Work 8 rows stocking stitch

Shape top of heart

Row 1: ssk, k14, turn

Working only on 15 stitches just worked,

Row 2: p2tog, p to end

Row 3: ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog

Repeat rows 2 and 3 once then row 2 again.

Row 7: sssk, k to last 2 stitches, k2tog

Cast off

Second side of top

Row 1: k14, k2tog

Row 2: p2tog, p to last 2 stitches, ssp

Row 3: ssk, k to end.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 once then row 2 again.

Row 7: sssk, k to last 2 stitches, k2tog

Cast off

Sew ribbon to top and hang.

Knitted hanging hearts

If you like the idea of using your scraps, click on Kate or Gun (first two names in the list  below) and join us on the 15th of every month – or just those months you feel like joining in.  Here’s a list of both frequent and occasional Scraphappiers (?) if you want to see what everybody else is doing.

Kate,  Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn , Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJohanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.

Until next time,

Bekki x

 

Another Mitts Ta Da!

Before the year ends I’d better finish posting the projects I’ve completed this year, so here’s a quick couple of pics of the mitts I’ve just finished.

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They’re the same pattern as I knitted for the mittens I haven’t named yet, but the pattern looks so different in a lighter colour way…

Haven’t got round to writing the pattern up, but I will.

Until next time,

Bekki x

WIP Round Up – 5/12/19

With Christmas closing in fast and me focusing on drawing, there’s not been a lot of crafting going on, including that I’ve still not sewn up my red sweater…

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I have however nearly crochet two more Charlotte squares…

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Only one more to go!

I’ve also started a pair of fingerless mitts – same pattern as the currently nameless pair of full mittens, but in a different colour way. 

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Knitting from both ends of the ball because I wanted to knit in the car and the next thing to do on the nearly finished pair was the tubular bind off.

Plan is to write both mitts and mitten patterns up and sell as one pattern. Hopefully that will happen before Christmas – but you know how it goes.

Until next time,

Bekki x 

WIP Round Up

Some people – and they know who they are – have suggested that I may have lost my knitting needles.

Untrue.  I have been knitting. And not just French knitting.

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I’ve finished the teapot sweater…

Tea Cosy Sweater

and I’ve started a pair of mitts…

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That’s the good news. On the negative, I still haven’t sewn up my red sweater…

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But what knitter doesn’t procrastinate about sewing up their work together?

And whilst it’s not knitting, I’ve completed 5 more squares of the Charlotte squares blanket since my last made a WIP post. Only 3 squares to go now.

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So not a lot, but progress is progress.

Until next time.

Bekki x

 

Dartmoor Winter – No Cable ‘Cable’ Pattern Hat

A while ago I posted about my Dartmoor Snowflake Mitts, which I’d published a pattern for, but forgotten to blog about.

At the time I’d realised there was another pattern I’d done exactly the same with, so planned to post about that in my next blog post. But I forgot.  No idea why I’ve remembered now – probably because we’ve just returned to hat weather  – or at least we have in South West England.

So here it is – a hat with a pattern that looks like cables, but isn’t…

Dartmoor Winter - Cosy Hat Pattern

If you fancy making it the pattern’s here. Knitted in double knitting wool it’s super toasty – perfect for the coming winter days and perfect if you like the cable look, but don’t like cabling. 

And that, I promise, really is the last pattern I’ve published and forgotten to mention.

Until next time,

Bekki x