22 stitches and 30 rows over 10cm stocking stitch.
Knitters love to knit--now they can knit for the ones they love! Perfect for Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, or weddings, this charming collection contains 20 patterns that show how much you care. All You Knit Is Love features adorable animals, including swans(“On Our Anniversary”), penguins (“You're P-p-p-perfect”), and chicks (“You're Tweet”), as well as chilies (“Hot Stuff”) and of course author Debbie Harrold's famous pea design (“Ha Pea Valentine's”). So forget flowers and chocolates--say it with knitting, instead!© 2013 Debbie Harrold / Anova · Reproduced with permission.
Body and head (make 2)
Using 3.75mm needles and red yarn, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Inc 1, knit to last 2 sts, inc 1, k1. (6 sts)
Row 2: Inc 1, purl to last 2 sts, inc 1, k1. (8 sts)
Repeat last 2 rows 13 times more. (34 sts)
Work 8 rows in stocking stitch.
Row 24: P1, p2tog, purl to last 3 sts, p2togtbl, p1. (32 sts)
Row 25: K1, sl1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, k1, transfer the rem 16 sts onto a stitch holder. (14 sts)
**Row 26: P1, p2tog, purl to last 3 sts, p2togtbl, p1. (12 sts)
Row 27: K1, sl1, k1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (10 sts)
Repeat last 2 rows once more. (6 sts)
Row 30: P1, p2tog, p2togtbl, p1. (4 sts)
Transfer stitches from stitch holder onto the needle and rejoin yarn.
Row 25: K1, sl1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, k1. (14 sts)
Continue from ** on Right lobe.
For the body and head, sew the two pieces together using mattress stitch or backstitch, insert stuffing and complete the seam.
Using picture as guide, embroider the mouth using backstitch and, using glue, attach the eyes.
Using the pipe cleaners, make two arms and two legs; then attach them to the base of the heart.