A Card For Valentine's Day by Elanor King

A Card For Valentine's Day

Knitting
January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in Heart Motif
US 1 - 2.25 mm
0 - 55 yards (0 - 50 m)
One Size
This pattern is available for free.

“Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite”.

“Fuzzy” pic is the back of the card with sunlight streaming through.

Yarn

Easyknits.co.uk Deeply Wicked in Mulling (about 10g required)
100% Superwash Merino
400m/100g skein

Needles

One pair of 2.25mm needles.
Cable needle

Measurements

The finished motif is 9.5x9cm (3.75x3.5in)

Notes

All measurements are given horizontal width first, then vertical length.

Non-Knitting Materials Required

I bought my materials from Hobbycraft, but you’ll find similar products in most good stationers
1 A5 blank greetings card with pre-cut window
(If you want to make one yourself, cut some card to 44x21cm (17.25x8.25in), fold into thirds, and cut a window 9.5x12cm (3.75x4.75in) into the central panel.)
1 sheet decorative card (from the papercraft/scrapbooking aisle)
Scissors
Scalpel
Ruler
Stick glue
Glue dots
Optional: Computer & printer for interior motto

Abbreviations

Cdd: Slip next 2 sts knitwise, knit next st, pass 2 slipped sts over
CN: Cable needle
K: Knit
K2tog: Knit 2 sts together at the same time
LDC: Slip 1 st onto a cable needle, ssk from LH needle, K1 from CN
LH: Left hand
P: Purl
RDC: Slip 2 sts onto CN, K1 from LH needle, K2tog from CN
RS: Right side
Sl: Slip
Ssk: Slip 1 st knitwise, slip a second st knitwise, insert LH needle into front of 2 sts just slipped and knit together
St(s): Stitch(es)
WS: Wrong side
Yo: Yarn over

Charts

This motif is also charted in full. Read RS rows from right to left, and WS rows from left to right.