New improved knitted heart

Original heart in pink on left, new heart in green, bottom heart is an intermediate version.

This is the new, simplified heart pattern:

To make a heart about 2.5 inches wide you will need a small amount of DK yarn and some 3.5mm DPNS (either knit using one size smaller than recommended, or use a size bigger and felt it to make it nice and tight.)  A bulky yarn and 6.5mm needles make a 3.5 inch heart.

Cast 4 stitches onto a DPN.  Take two more DPNs and transfer stitches 1 and 3 purlwise onto one DPN and 2 and 4 purlwise onto the other.  

With the working yarn coming from the right side of the back needle, with a third DPN knit across the front needle then use the empty DPN to knit across the other two stitches.  

Round 2: K1, M1, K1 on each DPN (3 stitches per needle)

Knit 2 rounds

Round 5: K1, (M1, K1) twice on each DPN (5 stitches per needle)

Knit 2 rounds

Round 8: K1, (M1, K1) four times (9 stitches per needle)

Knit 3 rounds

Round 12: K1, (M1, K1) eight times on each DPN (17 stitches per needle)

Knit 3 rounds

Round 16: K1, M1, K16 on each DPN (18 stitches per needle)

Knit 1 round

Round 18 – begin right hump: K9, leave remaining 9 stitches on old DPN and ignore. Take new DPN and slip first 9 stitches onto it purlwise, then ignore.  Take fourth DPN and knit 9 remaining stitches (9 stitches per needle)

Knit 2 rounds on live stitches.

Round 21: (K1, K2tog) three times (3 stitches per needle)

Knit 1 round

Round 23: K2tog three times

Then cast off using the three needle bind off – you’ll end at the side closer to the centre of the heart.

Begin left hump – join yarn to dormant stitches, starting from the outer edge, and knit a round.  This is the equivalent of round 18.  Repeat as above, remembering to stuff the heart just before you do round 23.

Sew the hole at the centre and poke ends into middle of heart.

Hang up, leave lying around, give to your loved one.  

Love from The Sheep Shop xxx

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