Sunday, 9 December 2007
Free Pattern for Lavender Hearts
Due to popular demand (ok, I think maybe two people asked) here's the pattern for Lavender Hearts. They make a good last-minute gift - they take around an hour to knit and about another hour to make the little lavender bag that goes inside and stitch up. They could make a good stash-protector for a fellow knitter.
Pattern now improved and available as a pdf here.
Materials - scraps of any yarn - around 24m. I used SQ cashmere/silk.
Needles - I used 3.25mm for 6 ply DK and 3.75mm for 4 ply sportweight
For lavender bag - a scrap of material, some lavender, needle and thread.
Short length of ribbon, decorative button.
Heart shape (make 2)
Cast on one stitch.
K inc. 1 st at each end of row. 3 sts
P inc. 1 st at each end of row. 5sts
K inc. 1st at each end of row. 7sts
P inc. 1st at each end of row. 9sts.
Inc. 1. P9. Inc. 1. 11sts
Inc. 1. P11. Inc. 1. 13sts
Inc. 1. P13. Inc. 1. 15sts
Inc. 1. K15. Inc. 1. 15sts
Inc. 1. K17. Inc. 1. 17sts
Carry on alternating P row with increasing at each end of knit row until 29st ending with P29.
To shape top of heart:
K15. Pass one st. over. Leave remaining st. on holder. Work on 14sts.
Dec. 1. P10. Dec. 1. (12sts)
Dec. 1. P8. Dec. 1. (10sts)
Dec. 1. P6. Dec. 1. (8sts)
K2tog across. (4sts)
Rejoin yarn and reverse shaping.
To make lavender bag, cut thin, cotton material into square around 2" x 3". Stitch around in a running stitch, stuff with lavender and sew up.
Stitch up two heart shapes, insert lavender bag, leave opening for ribbon at top. Place ribbon in hole and stitch button into place using stitches for button to secure ribbon in place. Add decorative crochet if required by stitching in place after creating three loops of chain stitch.