Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lace Center Heart Cloth (aka: My first pattern!)

So its been a while since my last post. I've moved, been working full time at the school, and pretty much been run ragged. But for the first time in a long time, too long to think about, I sat down and worked on projects for me, samples for my classes, and just knitted to my heart's contentment. And now for the good news: I have written my first pattern! Well, my first pattern that isn't a doll scarf. I am so proud! And mentally tired. But it was fun! :)

Anyway, I needed a heart cloth to replace the complicated one my class chose as their next project. I took the basic principles of that cloth and made it easier, so they could do it and i could do it too. And below, is the amazing work of art! Or just the pattern, which ever you prefer to call it.

This pattern is posted as free, but I ask that you respectfully request permission if you plan on using the pattern or the finished products for anything but your own personal use. Thank you!

Lace Center Heart Cloth

Cast on 9 sts
Row 1: K1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1 (13 sts)
Row 2: K1, yo, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1 (17 sts)
Row 3: K1, yo, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1 (21 sts)

Row 4: k10, yo, k1, yo, k10 (23)
Row 5: k11, yo, k1, yo, k11 (25)
Row 6: k12, yo, k1, yo, k12 (27)
Row 7: k13, yo, k1, yo, k13 (29)
Row 8: k14, yo, k1, yo, k14 (31)
Row 9: k15, yo, k1, yo, k15 (33)
Row 10: k16, yo, k1, yo, k16 (35)
Row 11: k17, yo, k1, yo, k17 (37)
Row 12: k18, yo, k1, yo, k18 (39)
Row 13: k19, yo, k1, yo, k19 (41)
Row 14: k20, yo, k1, yo, k20 (43)
Row 15: k21, yo, k1, yo, k21 (45)

Row 16: k2tog, k20, yo, k1, yo, k20, k2tog (45)
Row 17: k2tog, k20, yo, k1, yo, k20, k2tog (45)
Row 18: k2tog, k20, yo, k1, yo, k20, k2tog (45)

Row 19: (k2tog) twice, k18, yo, k1, yo, k18, (k2tog) twice (43)
Row 20: (k2tog) twice, k17, yo, k1, yo, k17, (k2tog) twice (41)
Row 21: (k2tog) twice, k16, yo, k1, yo, k16, (k2tog) twice (39)

Bind off loosely remaining stitches. Weave in ends. Can block to open lace. Picture is of an unblocked heart.

Let me know what you think! I tested as I wrote, so in theory everything should work just fine. But if for some reason it doesn't work for you, please let me know so I can correct it! Thanks, and happy knitting!


  1. Thank you! Amazing what necessity allows us to come up with! :)


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