Sunday, September 2, 2012

Heartfelt/Sydämiä

I totally love felting, only I burned my hands a little. But the result is totally worth it. I've made about half a dozen of these little cute hearts. And almost used all my yarn (I'm glad about that though).
The pattern is really simple (these are just the notes I made, but you might be able to do your own hearts)

I used Novita Huopanen and needles size 8mm.

Notes:
Cast on 1st.
Next row: kfb
Next row: kfb twice
Next row: k1, m1, k2, m1.
Work st-st for the rest of the heart (begin with P row). Add one stitch at each ond of the row, until you have 22sts in total. St-st 3 rows.
Next row: K2tog, k 9. Turn (work the other half with these stitches).
Next row: p8, p2tog.
Next row: k2 tog, k5, k2tog
K2tog at the each end of a knit row, until you have 3sts left. P row. Cast off.
Join the yarn for the for the other half of the heart. Knit it the same way than the other. Make 2 heartpieces. Sew and stuff them (stuff just a little, remember felting makes the piece about 40% smaller than the original). I washed the pieces by hand and used hot water and some sort of soap for felting.


And now the other cute things I found for my school (which starts tomorrow)


Huovuttaminen on kivaa, ainakin sydänten tekeminen. Mulla alkaa olla niitä varmaan puolisen tusinaa jo pyörimässä omassa huoneessa. Yhden neulomiseen menee vartti ja toinen huovuttamiseen.
Melkein kaiken huopuvan langankin olen jo ehtinyt käyttämään. No onneksi kaupasta saa lisää jos tarvitsee. Tosin yhteen pannulappuun saisi lanka kyllä luvan riittää. Söpöt kumit löysin kaupasta, enkä voinut vastustaa kiusausta olla ostamatta. Onneksi huomenna alkaa koulu ja kumeja tarvitaan!


_Minttusuklaa_ ^_^