Friday, February 7, 2014

FEBRUARY LOVE


Baby Heart
Materials
Dk weight, sport weight, worsted weight
Use double pointed needles in a size that works for your yarn weight

KFB -- Knit into the front and back of stitch indicated.
** Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2: KFB twice, K1: 5 sts.
Row 3: Knit across.
Row 4: KFB, K2, KFB, K1: 7 sts.
Row 5: Knit across.*
Break yarn. Leave sts on needle.
Repeat from ** to ** once for other top half of heart, cast these sts onto the empty needle. Do NOT break yarn.
Rows 6-12: Knit 7 rows (all 14 sts).
Row 13: SSK, knit across to last 2 sts, K2 tog: 12 sts.
Row 14: Knit across.
Rows 15-22: Repeat Rows 13 and 14, 3 times: 4 sts.
Row 23: Knit across.
Row 24: SSK, K2 tog: 2 sts.
Row 25: K2 tog.
Break yarn and weave in yarn ends.
I hot glue this heart onto a blank notecard and write Psalms 139:13-14 ESV below it. It makes a lovely baby shower card to go with the Baby Sock pattern below. 

Psalms 139:13 and 14
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 


Baby socks from the toe up!
If you have never made a pair of socks from the toes up, try it you may never go back to the old way.

ABBREVIATIONS
KFB - knit into the front and back of next st
K - knit                                      P - purl
Rnd(s) - round(s)                      St(s) - stitch(es)
YO - yarn over or yarn forward

Note: Instructions are written for newborn size, for larger size, use sport weight yarn and larger size needles.

MATERIALS
   Small amount of sock weight yarn or any yarn that knits to 7 sts = 1”
   Double-pointed needles, size 2 or whatever size needed to obtain gauge
   Yarn needle
   2 small safety pins

Gauge: 7 sts = 1” in Stockinette Stitch

TOE
Leaving a 6” end for sewing toe, cast on 8 sts. Transfer very first 4 sts that were cast on to a second double-pointed needle. Fold sts not transferred to back, so that needles are now parallel to each other.
Rnd 1: With double-pointed needles parallel and beginning with very first cast on st, knit across first needle, turn work and knit across sts on second needle.
Note: Place a safety pin or marker at the beginning of this row to mark end and beginning of a new row. Each Rnd will consist of two parts; work across sts Needle #1 and then turning work and working across sts on Needle #2.
KFB -- Knit into the front and back of stitch indicated.
Rnd 2: KFB, K1, KFB, K1 (this will now be called Needle #1),
KFB, K1, KFB, K1 (this will now be called Needle #2): 12 sts.
Rnds 3 and 4: On Needle #1, KFB, knit across to last 2 sts, KFB, K1, on Needle #2, KFB, knit across to last 2 sts, KFB, K1: 20 sts.
Rnd 5:  Knit around.
Rnd 6: On Needle #1, KFB, knit across to last 2 sts, KFB, K1, on Needle #2, KFB, knit across to last 2 sts, KFB, K1: 24 sts.
Repeat Rnds 5 and 6, once more: 28 sts.
Work even in Stockinette Stitch until sock measures 2” from tip of piece.
Heel Flap
Note: You will now begin working in Rows on the Heel Flap, using part of the sts on Needle #1; if necessary place sts of Needle #2 onto stitch holder.
Row 1: K3, place these 3 sts onto a safety pin, K3, KFB, K4, place last 3 sts on Needle #1 onto another safety pin: 9 sts.
Row 2: Turn work; slip first st as if to purl, P8.
Row 3: Turn work; slip first st as if to purl, (K1, slip one as if to purl) 3 times, K2.
Rows 4-18: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, 7 times; the repeat Row 2 once more.
Heel Gusset
Note: You will be picking up sts along side of Heel Flap onto more needles, in order to work the Heel Gusset.
Rnd 1: Turn work; slip first st as if to purl, K8 (this will be Needle #1), with another needle, pick up 9 sts along end of rows on left side of the Heel Flap, knit the 3 sts from the safety pin (this will be Needle #2), knit across the 14 sts that you ignored while working the Heel Flap (this will be Needle #3), knit the 3 sts from the safety pin, pick up 9 sts along the end of rows on the right side of the Heel Flap (this will be Needle #4): 9 sts on Needle #1, 12 sts on Needle #2, 14 sts on Needle #3, and 12 sts on Needle #4 for a total of 47 sts.
Rnd 2: K9 on Needle #1; K8, K2 tog, K2 on Needle #2; K14 on Needle #3; K2, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, pass slipped st over, K8 on Needle #4: 9 sts on Needle #1, 11 sts on Needle #2, 14 sts on Needle #3, and 11 sts on Needle #4 for a total of 45 sts.
Rnd 3: K9 on Needle #1; K7, K2 tog, K2 on Needle #2; K14 on Needle #3; K2, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, pass slipped st over, K7 on Needle #4: 9 sts on Needle #1, 10 sts on Needle #2, 14 sts on Needle #3, and 10 sts on Needle #4 for a total of 43 sts.
Rnd 4: K9 on Needle #1; K6, K2 tog, K2 on Needle #2; K14 on Needle #3; K2, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, pass slipped st over, K6 on Needle #4: 9 sts on Needle #1, 9 sts on Needle #2, 14 sts on Needle #3, and 9 sts on Needle #4 for a total of 41 sts.
Rnd 5: K9 on Needle #1; K5, K2 tog, K2 on Needle #2; K14 on Needle #3; K2, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, pass slipped st over, K5 on Needle #4: 9 sts on Needle #1, 8 sts on Needle #2, 14 sts on Needle #3, and 8 sts on Needle #4 for a total of 39 sts.
Rnd 6: K9 on Needle #1; K4, K2 tog, K2 on Needle #2; K14 on Needle #3; K2, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, pass slipped st over, K4 on Needle #4: 9 sts on Needle #1, 7 sts on Needle #2, 14 sts on Needle #3, and 7 sts on Needle #4 for a total of 37 sts.
Rnd 7: K9 on Needle #1; K3, K2 tog, K2 on Needle #2; K14 on Needle #3; K2, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, pass slipped st over, K3 on Needle #4: 9 sts on Needle #1, 6 sts on Needle #2, 14 sts on Needle #3, and 6 sts on Needle #4 for a total of 35 sts.
Rnd 8: K9 on Needle #1; K2, K2 tog, K2 on Needle #2; K14 on Needle #3; K2, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, pass slipped st over, K2 on Needle #4: 9 sts on Needle #1, 5 sts on Needle #2, 14 sts on Needle #3, and 5 sts on Needle #4 for a total of 33 sts.
Note: You will now go back to working on 2 needles on next Rnd.
 Rnd 9: Working sts onto same needle that you last worked on (Needle #4 on Rnd 8, this will now be Needle #1), K9 from next needle onto same needle; K8, K2 tog, K2 from next needle onto same needle; onto Needle #2, K14: 16 sts on Needle #1, 14 sts on Needle #2, for a total of 30 sts.
Rnd 10: K2, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, pass slipped st over, K1, K4, K2 tog, K5 for Needle #1; K14 on Needle #2: 14 sts on each needle for a total of 28 sts.
Ankle
Work even in Stockinette Stitch for approximately 3/4 ”, ending with Needle #2.
CUFF
For Ribbed Cuff: work in K1, P1 ribbing for approximately 1 ½”.
Bind off all sts very loosely.
For Rolled Cuff: Continue working in Stockinette Stitch for 1 ½” more and bind off all sts very loosely.
Weave in yarn ends and sew toe closed.
Enjoy!
These instructions are intended for the intermediate knitter. Every effort has been made to make sure that these instructions are accurate.
©2014, Kay Meadors/Natural State Knits This pattern represents many hours of work on my part. Knit it, give it away, share it, but please include the copyright.
This pattern may not be sold.
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1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

Thank you for the gift of love! I will knit a heart for a poster at church! The new look for the blog is dramatic! Good job!