Guest blogger series: wee Lil’ Hearts

by kath_red on February 10, 2011

in Guest Series 2011, Whip Up Tutorials

I am very happy to welcome Laura Nelkin from Nelkin Designs, who is going to show us how to knit some cute wee hearts for Valentines day.

I love love LOVE to create and I split my work hours between my knit design venture – Nelkin Designs, and teaching knitting across the US, I am also the design director at Schaefer Yarn Company.

Oh my, how fun to knit up these wee Lil’ Hearts. Every year at Valentine’s Day I surprise my loved ones with tiny hand-made valentines, and this year they are getting these. The girl will get hers tucked into her lunch box, my honey will find his nestled among his tea bags when he goes to make his morning cuppa! You can make a slew of them and string them as a banner, or tie a ribbon through one and use it as a present topper or wine bottle accessory. Use your imagination on how to surprise your Valentine… It will take you less than an hour to make one of these, so sit down with a cup of hot tea and whip up some love with your needles.

Download the PDF pattern right here.

Wee Lil’ Hearts

These wee hearts are knit in the round with 3 double pointed needles. Each side of the heart is on one needle, and the third is used as the working needle. They are knit at a dense gauge to give the heart structure, and so the stuffing doesn’t show! Adding beads is optional… I do love that bit of bling, but it is not necessary!

There are video tutorials for some of the techniques used in the pattern, casting on in the round over a small number of sts and placing beads here.

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1 NATALIA February 10, 2011 at 8:05 am

Og!! Its gorgeus!!
Each day one sorprise!!!
What blog so creative!! Congratulations
I like so much. Very original. .
Kisses from Madrid

2 Laura February 10, 2011 at 10:07 am

Thanks so much for inviting me over to Whip Up… I LOVED sharing this with you all!

3 kath_red February 10, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Thanks Laura
I love your knit hearts – so super cute!

4 Maya February 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm

WOW! Love this project! So easy and so rewarding!
Great use of colors!!

5 craftapalooza February 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm

these are so sweet.

6 Becky February 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm

These are so adorable.

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