Open Heart by Ainur Berkimbayeva

Open Heart

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
164 - 262 yards (150 - 240 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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Open Heart is one of the 11 modern, minimalist patterns featured in Issue 2 of Making Stories Magazine, available on October 29.

“The design idea started with a heart shape, which I played with for several days, until I realized how this shape can be translated into slippers. I love lines, angles, and geometry, so I incorporated them with the crisp twisted rib. These slippers are to be worn at home to feel warm, cozy, and loved!”

  • Ainur

With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and the companies they support.

Issue 2 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and selected stockists.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

Finished foot circumference: 19.25 (20.75, 22.5, 24.25, 25.75) cm / 7.5 (8.25, 8.75, 9.5, 10)” – recommended to be worn with no ease.

Yarn

Blacker Yarns Tamar DK Lustre Blend (100% Pure New Wool; 220 metres / 238 yards per 100 g) 150 (170, 190, 210, 240) metres / 164 (186, 207, 230, 263) yards.

Sample shown is knit in colourway Tiddy Brook. Theresa wears a size 2 with no ease.

Needles

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at
least 60 cm / 24” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles (or needle size to
obtain gauge)

Gauge

24 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in reverse stockinette stitch, after blocking)

Notions

• Darning needle
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure

Contributors

• Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
• Model: Theresa Sindy
• Tech Editing: Marina Skua