Sweet Hearts by Orange Smoothie

Sweet Hearts

by Orange Smoothie
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Do you dislike purl stitches? But don’t want to be bored knitting garter forever and ever?

Do you have handspun, but don’t know what to make out of it?

I have something that may interest you!

Sweet Hearts is knit with one of those beautiful skeins of 350+ yards of fingering weight yarn that you have been holding onto for the perfect project. This is a purl-free shawl for traveling or between more complex projects when you want a quick knit that isn’t boring. The result is a reversible shawl with lace hearts along the bottom edges. Sweet Hearts makes a sweet gift for someone you love!

  • All you need is one skein of fingering (or any) weight yarn approximately 350 yds (320 m). If you choose a different weight yarn, use an appropriate needle size and have extra yardage on hand. Your shawlette will turn out larger. Try using your handspun!

  • Gauge is not crucial in this pattern as long as you like the fabric you are getting. Just keep in mind that a big difference in gauge will affect the amount of yarn you’ll use. Adjust your needle size and have more yardage on hand if you’re using a different weight yarn.

  • If you dislike purling, this pattern is definitely for you!

  • Row-by-row stitch counts are provided in a handy table that you could print out and mark off as you go along, if you like.

  • Written instructions and lace chart included.

  • This pattern has been faithfully tested for your peace of mind.

Yarn
Approximately 350 yds (320 m) fingering weight yarn. If using a different weight yarn, have extra yardage handy.

Materials
US size 6 (4 mm) 32” (80 mm) circular needles (or appropriate size for the yarn weight you are using)

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge
19 sts and 36 rows in 4” (10 cm)
Gauge is not crucial in this pattern as long as you like the fabric you are getting. Just keep in mind that a big difference in gauge will affect the amount of yarn you’ll use. Adjust your needle size and have more yardage on hand if you’re using a different weight yarn.

Stitches used
K - Knit
Kfb - Knit in the front and back of same stitch
K2tbl - Knit two stitches together through the back loop
K2tog - Knit two stitches together
Sl1 wyif - Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front
YO - Yarn over

Finished measurements
The red shawl by HotCraftyGirl was knit with approx. 328 yds (300 m) Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in colorway Blood Runs Cold and measures 67” (170 cm) tip to tip x 13” (33 cm) at deepest point

The violet shawl by OrangeSmoothie was knit with approx. 348 yds (313 m) Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in colorway Baroque Violet and measures 87” (221 cm) tip to tip x 14.25” (37 cm) at deepest point

If you like this shawl, you may enjoy Sweet Anemone, a shawlette with similar construction.

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