Where you wear your heart?
I don’t care if it’s totally cliche. If there’s any time to pull together a collection of heart patterns, it’s now. Knit and crochet designers – if not knitters and crocheters themselves – apparently love patterns with hearts, because there’s approximately a zillion of them on Ravelry. Lesley and I teamed up to bring you a few favorites, new and old, from some of our closest valentines and other cool designers we admire.
So where do you wear your heart? Here we go, from head to toe….
Right on top is Kate Gagnon Osborn’s Setesdal Love Hat, published in the Winter/Spring 2011 issue of Knitscene. By now you know I have a major soft spot for colorwork, but I’ve held my enthusiasm down to one project. This is it! Knit in the Fibre Company Canopy Fingering, it will be warm and soft.
The La-La-Love-You Cowl, a free download from Popknits, is a subtle way to get a little love and snuggly warmth in. This neckwarmer is a quick knit in Malabrigo Worsted.
Susan and Sally, the Rainey Sisters, have posted their Sweetheart Glovelets pattern again. It’s a free and easy fingerless glove pattern with a heart motif on the back, perfect for something soft and luxurious, perhaps Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Sport?
Finally, there’s Wendy Johnson’s Heart to Heart Socks, from the book Toe Up Socks for Every Body. Did you follow my advice and get a skein of honeysuckle pink sock yarn last week, and now don’t know what to do with it, and are secretly cursing me? I’m sure it will work great here.
Or perhaps you’d rather carry your heart. These wee cuties from Anna Hrachovec at Mochimochi Land (home of all things adorable – seriously, go look) are just the thing if you’d like to give away a tiny heart at the last moment. Great to use up leftovers!
For more Valentine’s Day cuteness from Anna, you must look at her Coo and Coy lovebirds pattern. She even made up free valentines that you can download and print (one of them says “I want to knit you things” … awww!)
Too cutesy for you? I suppose you could be a bit more anatomically minded. Then the Heart pattern by Kristin Ledgett, published in Knitty, is for you. Science!
And, finally, Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. Becky sent me an adorable Valentine in the mail, which was so nice! Have a good one and don’t eat too many conversation hearts.
PS. I’ve been working on a little lovey something myself… stay tuned for more!