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!