This sweet heart decoration from Simply Knitting issue 145 will knit up in a flash using simple garter stitch. Why not make it for someone special this Valentine’s Day?
Using only small amounts of worsted weight yarn, our pattern is a brilliant stashbuster. We’ve used bold red and blue shades here, but you could also choose classic red and pink, delicate pastel colours, or even bright neons for a modern look. Attach your finished heart to a gift, use it as part of a table centrepiece for a romantic meal, or make a few to create a pretty heart garland.
The heart is made by knitting the top curves first in two separate pieces, which are then joined together by knitting across both of them in one row. To work out which is the right side of your garter stitch, we recommend looping a piece of contrasting yarn through the right side of the work after you’ve knitted a couple of rows.
You will need:
Blue and red worsted weight yarns. You will need less than 45m of the main colour and less than 15m of the contrast colour
A pair of 4mm needles
A spare needle or large safety pins to use as stitch holders
A tapestry needle
Toy stuffing or scraps of yarn
A crochet hook (optional)
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