Saturday, January 19, 2013

Lacy Heart

This sample was knit with Butterfly Cotton  on US 7 needles.   The sample I work on in the video is Cascade 220, same needles.   I had to switch yarn because the cotton somehow was hopelessly tangled inside the ball and I didn't feel like fighting with it to untangle the whole mess. 

This cute lacy heart would be nice on a Valentine's Day project.  It is actually very easy to knit, and the pattern is completed quickly.  You can set up the motifs any way you like - on top of each other as in the picture above (think scarf) or repeat the pattern lengthwise.

This is worked on a reverse stockinette background, so the fabric is going to curl.   For my sample, I added six extra stitches - three at the beginning and three at the end of the row - for a plain garter stitch border to help keep it flat.

SKPO = Slip next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch
S2KPO = Slip next two stitches together knitwise, knit 1, pass both slipped stitches over the knit stitch

This is worked on 17 stitches

Row 1: P8, K1, P8
Row 2: K8, P1, K8
Row 3: P7, K1, YO, SKPO, P7
Row 4: K7, P3, K7
Row 5: P6, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SKPO, P6
Row 6: K6, P5, K6
Row 7: P5, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SKPO, P5
Row 8: K5, P7, K5
Row 9: P4, K2tog, YO, K5, YO, SKPO, P4
Row 10: K4, P9, K4
Row 11: P3, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SKPO, K2, YO, SKPO, P3
Row 12: K3, P11, K3
Row 13: P2, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SKPO, K2, YO, SKPO, P2
Row 14: K2, P13, K2
Row 15: P1, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SKPO, K2, YO, SKPO, P1
Row 16: K1, P15, K1
Row 17: K2tog, YO, K5, YO, S2KPO, YO, K5, YO, SKPO
Row 18: P17
Row 19: K8, P1, K8
Row 20: P8, K1, P8
Row 21: YO, SKPO, K4, K2tog, YO, P1, YO, SKPO, K4, K2tog, YO
Row 22: K1, P6, K3, P6, K1
Row 23: P1, YO, SKPO, K2, K2tog, YO, P3, YO, SKPO, K2, K2tog, YO, P1
Row 24: K2, P4, K5, P4, K2
Row 25: P2, YO, SKPO, K2tog, YO, P5, YO, SKPO, K2tog, YO, P2

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