My cheerful heart
I’ve been busy recently, and stressed. Loom knitting helps soothe a bruised heart. I made a cheerful one instead. Since I’ve just posted about e-wrap I thought I’d use the stitch to make my piece.
Use a 12 peg loom, small bit of yarn, and a yarn hook. I added eyes, just for my own amusement.
On the 12 peg loom, start with a long tail in place, e-wrap the first stitch, e-wrap it again and pull the first loop over the top loop. I’ve found this makes a solid start. E-wrap the remaining pegs.
Rounds 1-5: We’ll be working in the round, so keep e-wrapping. Lift the bottom loops over the top loops. Remember this is the twisted knit stitch, make with e-wrap.
Round 6: E-wrap first 6 pegs, turn, knit back.
Round 7: Skip 1st peg, knit 4, turn,
Round 8: Skip 1st peg, knit 2, bring 2nd stitch over to 1st stitch and bind off. Leave a long tail.
Attach a slip stitch to 1st remaining stitch, leaving a long tail. Repeat rounds 6-8.
Stuff the heart lightly. If adding safety eyes, attach them. Sew the heart closed, Weave the tails in except 2 tails to bead and tie closed. You can attach to a key ring, if wanted
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