Gentle Hearts- Part One

​Here we have the second free pattern for our MAL, the Gentle Hearts scarf.  There will be two patterns incuded in the MAL, one for crochet and the other for knit.  The first I've already shared with you is the crochet Popcorn at the Movies shawl, which you can see here.

​This scarf if a great single skein make with only a touch of contrast colour for the two double knitting ends.

This is a ​knitting pattern in three parts written​ with both text and chart instructions.

There are several video tutorials to support beginners and I'm happy to answer any questions in the yarnpeople facebook group.

The patterns will be released for free through the website, no logins will be required to acess the parts, however a complete PDF will be available ​free to newsletter members on publishing the final part of the pattern.

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​Part One - Big Heart

​The first section of the scarf is worked in double knitting.  If you are nervous of this technique, although I strongly suggest you give it a go, you can use the chart to work in a single colour with purl texture to ​create the heart.

Working Double Knit each stitch in the chart represents a knit in CC (the front of the fabric) and a purl in the MC (the back of the fabric).  When you reach a purl/teal square the colours should be reversed, working MC as a knit and CC as a purl.  

​If you opt to not use the double knitting technique your cast on would be for only 66 sts, working each square as a single stitch.










​Contrast colour

Main colour


Knit 2 together


Purl 2 together

Slip Stitch with yarn in back of work



​Using a two colour longtail cast on 132 sts, alternate your colours if preferred.  Video tutorial for longtail cast on here.  

Each stitch below refers to two stitches in double knitting technique all ​CC stitches should be worked in contrast colour (white)knit with MC (teal) purled on the right side, reversed for the wrong side. 

Each stitch designated MC should be worked in MC knitted and CC purled on the right side and reversed for the wrong side.​

​The start of each row slips both MC and CC yarns with the end of each row worked with both MC and CC yarns purled together.  This seals the split fabric of double knitting at the edges and creates a pretty two colout ​selvedge effect.

Row 1 (RS): Sl, CC64, p2tog.
Row 2 (WS): Sl wyif, MC64, p2tog.
Row 3: Repeat row 1.
Row 4: Sl wyif, MC39, CC3, MC22, p2tog.
Row 5: Sl, CC24, MC4, CC36, p2tog.
Row 6: Sl wyif, MC34, CC3, MC27, p2tog.
Row 7: Sl, CC28, MC3, CC33, p2tog.
Row 8: Sl wyif, MC32, CC3, MC22, CC1, MC6, p2tog.
Row 9: Sl, CC6, MC1, CC23, MC3, CC31, p2tog.
Row 10: Sl wyif, MC30, CC3, MC24, CC1, MC6, p2tog.
Row 11: Sl, CC6, MC2, CC23, MC4, CC29, p2tog.
Row 12: Sl wyif, MC26, CC5, MC25, CC2, MC6, p2tog.
Row 13: Sl, CC6, MC2, CC26, MC10, CC20, p2tog.
Row 14: Sl wyif, MC18, CC9, MC28, CC3, MC6, p2tog.
Row 15: Sl, CC7, MC3, CC34, MC3, CC17, p2tog.
Row 16:
Sl wyif, MC16, CC3, MC34, CC3, MC8, p2tog.
Row 17: Sl, CC8, MC4, CC33, MC3, CC16, p2tog.
Row 18: Sl wyif, MC16, CC2, MC32, CC5, MC9, p2tog.
Row 19: Sl, CC11, MC5, CC29, MC3, CC16, p2tog.
Row 20: Sl wyif, MC17, CC2, MC27, CC5, MC13, p2tog.
Row 21: Sl, CC14, MC5, CC26, MC2, CC17, p2tog.
Row 22: Sl wyif, MC18, CC2, MC22, CC7, MC15, p2tog.
Row 23: Sl, CC17, MC6, CC20, MC3, CC18, p2tog.
Row 24: Sl wyif, MC19, CC3, MC15, CC5, MC22, p2tog.                                                                   Row 25: Sl, CC23, MC7, CC10, MC3, CC21, p2tog.

Row 26: Sl wyif, MC21, CC4, MC2, CC12, MC25, p2tog.                                                                     Row 27: Sl, CC29, MC22, CC13, p2tog.
Row 28: Sl wyif, MC10, CC8, MC8, CC2, MC36, p2tog.
Row 29: Sl, CC35, MC2, CC14, MC4, CC9, p2tog.
Row 30: Sl wyif, MC8, CC2, MC18, CC3, MC33, p2tog.
Row 31: Sl, CC32, MC3, CC20, MC2, CC7, p2tog.
Row 32: Sl wyif, MC7, CC2, MC21, CC3, MC31, p2tog.
Row 33: Sl, CC30, MC3, CC22, MC2, CC7, p2tog.
Row 34: Sl wyif, MC7, CC2, MC23, CC3, MC29, p2tog.
Row 35: Sl, CC29, MC2, CC24, MC2, CC7, p2tog.
Row 36: Sl wyif, MC7, CC2, MC14, CC1, MC10, CC2, MC28, p2tog.
Row 37: Sl, CC28, MC2, CC11, MC1, CC12, MC3, CC7, p2tog.
Row 38: Sl wyif, MC7, CC5, MC8, CC2, MC1, CC1, MC10, CC2, MC28, p2tog.
Row 39: Sl, CC28, MC2, CC10, MC1, CC2, MC2, CC5, MC6, CC8, p2tog.
Row 40: Sl wyif, MC9, CC11, MC3, CC1, MC10, CC2, MC28, p2tog.
Row 41: Sl, CC28, MC2, CC10, MC1, CC7, MC4, CC12, p2tog.
Row 42: Sl wyif, MC23, CC2, MC8, CC3, MC28, p2tog.
Row 43: Sl, CC29, MC3, CC5, MC3, CC24, p2tog.
Row 44: Sl wyif, MC25, CC9, MC30, p2tog.
Row 45: Sl, CC31, MC7, CC26, p2tog.
Row 46: Repeat row 2.
Row 47: Repeat row 1.
Row 48: Repeat row 2.



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