Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Lace Heart Knitting Pattern

Ok, I have just spent half a day trying to figure out how to set up a web page in Geocities. Maybe more than half a day. Me and the internets don't always get along. I did this thinking I would have a little more scope for laying it out than on the blog. Well yes and no. I still haven't figured out how to get the chart on, a picture and line by line directions are below

Oh yeah, and I forgot to paste in the abbreviations. CDD mean Centered Double Decrease (slip two sts together knitwise, knit one, pass the two slipped stitches together over the one just knit). Everything else is standard. I'll try to fix it tomorrow. (now fixed).

I will prevail over my computer, I will prevail over my computer, I.... oh you know the rest.

I'm going to bed now.


Before you begin you may wonder "What am I going to do with it when I'm done? You can hang your heart in a window, or on your Christmas tree, or attach it to a Valentine, or applique it to the bib of a baby's overalls…. Worked in #10 crochet cotton on #2 needles it should come out to about 4 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches tall after blocking.

Skill Level

Some lace knitting experience helpful


Small amount #10 crochet cotton
Size 2 or 3 knitting needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Spray starch, or fabric stiffener


Exact gauge not important.


CDD: centered double decrease Slip two stitches together knitwise, knit the next stitch,
pass the two slipped stitches over the knit stitch.
K: knit
Kfb: increase one st by knitting one st into the front and one st into the back of the first
st on the left needle.
K2tog knit two stitches together
P: purl
Ssk slip, slip, knit
St/sts stitch/stitches
Yo: yarn over


Cast On 3 sts

Prep row: K3

(From this point you can work rows 1-30 from the line by line directions or from the chart on page 3. If usiing the chart, bind off loosely after working Row 30, weave in loose ends and proceed to blocking directions.)

Row 1: Kfb, K1, Kfb. (5 sts)

Row 2 and all even numbered rows: Knit.

Row 3: K2, yo, K1, yo, K2. (7 sts)

Row 5: K2, yo, K3, yo, K2. (9 sts)

Row 7: K2, yo, K1, yo, CDD, yo, K1, yo, K2. (11 sts)

Row 9: K3, yo, K1, yo, CDD, yo, Kl, yo, K3. (13 sts)

Row 11: K1, k2tog, (yo, K1) 2 times, yo, CDD, yo, (K1, yo) 2 times, ssk, K1. (15 sts)

Row 13: K1, k2tog, (yo, K1) 3 times, CDD, (K1, yo) 3 times, ssk, K1. (17 sts)

Row 15: K3, (yo, K1) 2 times, yo, ssk, CDD, k2tog, (yo, K1) 2 times, yo, K3. (19 sts)

Row 17: K1, K2tog, (yo, K1) 3 times, yo, ssk, CDD, K2tog, yo, (K1, yo) 3 times,
ssk, K1. (21 sts)

Row 19: K1, K2tog, (K1, yo) 4 times, ssk, CDD, K2tog, (yo, K1) 4 times,
ssk, K1. (23 sts)

Rows 21, 23, 25, 27 & 29: K1, K2tog twice, (yo, K1) 3 times, yo, ssk, CDD, K2tog, yo,
(K1, yo) 3 times, ssk twice, Kl. (23 sts)

Next row: Knit

Bind off loosely and weave in loose ends.


Cover a small piece of corrugated cardboard with plastic wrap. Wet the piece throroughly, and squeeze in a towel to remove excess moisture. Using rustproof pins, stretch and pin it into shape.
When it is almost dry, brush with fabric stiffener (or white glue diluted with water), or spray with starch, and let dry completely. If you want to hang your heart, make a loop of thin ribbon, yarn or crochet cotton, and attach to the top of the heart.

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