Happy Valentine's Day!
So...I'm a week early. Well, it's a week for you to knit one of these little pincushions, or pillows, or sachets, or whatever-you-can-think-of little stuffed hearts. It only takes a dab of yarn, can be done on almost any machine, and is great short-rowing and Kitchener practice.
Here's one that I made with tightly-knit wool yarn on the standard gauge machine (the 100 stitch size), then filled loosely with rice for a heating pad. I hope the picture of me putting my hand under it shows how it has a little weight and molds to your body.
And, here are some little ones that I made for pin cushions (filled with bits of waste yarn). Now. I find that I've gotten quite happily used to having a pin cushion next to my machine with tapestry needles. They're very handy.
Below is a brief chart (not really a written-out pattern with complete instructions - you'll need to watch the video - with some different sizes you can make. I'm not going to give gauges and measurements, because you could do this with a bulky gauge, mid-gauge, or standard gauge and use various yarns.
|Stuffed Heart Chart|
|Cast on with waste yarn|
|over ____ stitches||16||20||30||40||60||100|
|Chain to main yarn|
|Knit ___ rows plain||4||5||6||8||12||25|
|Short row decrease|
|to ____ stitches||2||2||2||2||2||2|
|Short row increase until|
|all stitches are back in work|
|Rows to knit plain||4||5||6||8||12||25|
|Put half of needles in hold|
|Short row down to|
|Increase until all|
|stitches are back in work|
|Do other side|
|Take off on waste yarn|