Friday, February 04, 2011

Quick Hearts to Knit

Hi Knitters,
Over the years I have knit many different hearts in all shapes and sizes. I love Valentine's Day. It is simple, the colors are fresh and clean and sweet, and mostly it makes me feel like spring is just around the corner. I thought I should pull out some of the hearts I have knitted before Valentine's Day arrives. Here are a few fun and speedy heart-themed projects you may want to consider for this time of year.

Above is the Spud & Chloë Heart Tape Measure from last year. This whips up in no time at all. Click here for the free pattern!
Heart on a String is another free pattern I did for Spud & Chloë last year. I held two strands of Spud & Chloë Sweater together for the hat and a single strand for the string and heart. This project knits up quickly on big needles.
Click here for the pattern for Heart on a String!
The Sweetheart Hat is still one of my favorites. This has been one of the bestsellers from my online pattern shop over the last couple of years. Any worsted cotton or wool will do.
The Sweetheart Washcloth is another pattern that remains a big hit in my online pattern shops. It is so simple and fun. You can whip up a set of these in a heartbeat.

Remember that if you order a pattern from Shop Susan B. Anderson I personally send out the pdf patterns via email. This means it is not an automated response and there may be a slight delay. I try to be as speedy as possible so please be patient. The Ravelry pattern shop is an immediate and automated response. Either way to order is fine!

Happy heart knitting for one of my favorite times of the year!

best, susie

7 comments:

fiberfrontlines said...

Love it! I included some of these same patterns in my Valentine's post: http://fiberfrontlines.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/knit-a-valentine/

Kepanie said...

OMGosh! Looove these heart patterns of yours. First time I saw that heart hat.
You're just a woman w/a soul full of love, Susan.

Sandra said...

I just finished the Heart on a String for my 2 month old granddaughter. She is not terribly fond of hats, but I hope to get it on her head long enough for a cute photo. Even though she complains, we do put a hat on her for outdoors. She is basically a baldy at this age and it is cold out there. I figured if she HAS to wear a hat, it should at least be a really really cute one.

Thanks for the link to the paper and felt heart chains! So adorable and I have a lot of cute valentine paper in my stash + a bunch of felt too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a lovely post and the links! I love the heart chain. This cheered up a rainy, gray morning for me!

Sarah

LP said...

You're killing me with cuteness! I wish I was a faster knitter and had more time to do all of these fun things you post! Thanks for the continual inspiration.

twistedskein said...

I have been meaning to leave a comment for sometime now. Time gets away from me quickly. I just wanted to let you know how much I like your banner picture. Very simple and cute.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

So cute!

You just can't go wrong with hearts, no matter what you do with them.