We may be apart but we can still work together …. use up your scraps of yarn and knit these cute hearts. When your WI is back together you could put them together to make bunting for your meeting venue, attach ribbon hangers and decorate your WI Christmas tree with them, or attach a brooch clip (or safety pin) and wear to your next WI meeting?
(This pattern is from MyWI)
Abbreviations – St(s), stitch(es) / K, knit / Kfb, knit into the front then knit into the back of next stitch (to increase one stitch) / K2tog, knit next 2 sts together as 2 stitch (to decrease 1 stitch that slants to the right) / YB, yarn back (take yarn back between the 2 needles and not around the needle) / g st, garter stitch: knit every row / rep, repeat / RS, right side/s / ( ), shows number of stitches now on needle
To knit – Make a slip knot on one needle, leaving a tail of approximately 10cm.
Row 1: Kfb to make 2 sts. Row 2: K1, Kfb (3 sts)
Row 3: K2, Kfb (4 sts) Row 4: K3, Kfb (5 sts)
Row 5: K4, Kfb (6 sts) Row 6: K5, Kfb (7 sts)
Row 7: K6, Kfb (8 sts) Row 8: K7, Kfb (9 sts)
Row 9: K8, Kfb (10 sts) Row 10: K9, Kfb (11 sts)
Row 11: K10, Kfb (12 sts) Row 12: K11, Kfb (13 sts)
Row 13: K12, Kfb (14 sts) Row 14 and 15: K
Row 16: K2tog, K10, K2tog (12 sts)
Row 17: K2tog, K2, K2tog (4 sts).
Leave remaining 6 stitches on the left-hand needle,
or slip on to a stitch holder if you prefer. Turn work, YB.
Row 18: K2tog, K2tog (2 sts)
Row 19: K2tog, cast off by cutting yarn and pulling
through last loop. You should have finished with four
tail ends of yarn. Thread each end individually into
the large needle and darn invisibly into the knitting
stitches to secure, and form a nice shape to your heart.
Cut off any remaining yarn ends.
Increasing – Knit front and back (Kfb)
1 Knit into the next stitch as normal but do not slip the stitch off the left-hand needle.
2 Take the right-hand needle to the back of the work and knit into the back loop of the same stitch. Slip the stitch off the left-hand needle to leave 2 new stitches on the right-hand needle.
Decreasing – Knit 2 stitches together (K2tog)
Insert the right-hand needle as if to knit, into the next 2 stitches on the left-hand needle (instead of 1 stitch) and then knit them together as if they were one stitch.