Sweet Hearts & Soft Spots by Barbara Spencer Hawk

Sweet Hearts & Soft Spots

April 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (bias)
US 9 - 5.5 mm
20 - 85 yards (18 - 78 m)
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  • Fast, fun & easy
  • One pattern
  • Two fun shapes
  • Three versatile sizes
  • Four colorful designs
  • Practical & decorative
  • Easy to customize
  • Perfect for partial skeins & scraps


Sweet Hearts & Soft Spots for perfect for gifts, everyday use or special occasions. The pattern creates double-layered coasters, hotpads, placemats and decorative accents in three sizes (SML). The bias technique is easy to master, pieces are compact for knitting on the go and finished items are reversible.

Make a matched set or mix it up with varied shapes, colors and designs using partial skeins and scraps. Whatever approach you choose, multicolor versions are a snap: Only one color is worked on a row, there’s no stranding involved and there are no ends to weave.

Written for worsted weight cotton-wool blends, the pattern adapts to different yarn weights and fiber types. It includes tips, tricks and easy modifications plus a handy Quick Reference guide to make customization easy.

Skill Level

This pattern is suitable for any knitter who can cast on, knit, purl, k2tog, m1, slip stitches and bind off.

Dimensions (Approx.)

  • Small (S): 4 x 4 ins
  • Medium (M): 6 x 6 ins
  • Large (L): 8 x 8 ins


  • Gauge: Not critical
  • Yardage: Estimates are generous
  • Straights/DPNs: US 9

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