Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My heart, my heart

I was playing around trying to figure out how to knit a heart on the pink loom. There's probably an easier way, but I used two skeins of the Red Heart red yarn. I did two separate drawstring COs, knit a few rows and increased one peg, knit a few rows then joined the yarn and knit the rest of the body, decreasing slowly as I went down until I was finished. I stuffed it when it was nearly done. To make the i-cord, I knit a few rows of the Red Heart white yarn as a flat panel on both sides of the loom, using an extra peg in the hole at one end. Then I started at the upper end of th eloom to knit an I-cord, which I bound off by placing the yarn loop from the left peg onto the next peg on the right and knitted it off, starting the process over again until I got all the way to the end. Then I sewed the I-cord onto the edge of the heart, and voila!

It took me about 6-7 hours from start to finish, the creating of the I-cord taking the longest. Plus I used a 1 over 1 stitch for the heart, and found that after I stuffed it I needed to knit some extra yarn over some of the "bare" spots. It isn't the usual "perfect" shaped heart, and I like it for that reason.


  1. Great site, and wonderful projects. Especially like the sweater for your daughter and the rose.

  2. Thanks! It was a challenge making that sweater, and making roses is fun.