Gentle Hearts-Part Two

​​Moving on the part two the lace section for the Gentle Hearts scarf.  There are both written and charted instructions for this section.  

​This scarf is 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.

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​Part ​Two - ​Heart Lacework

​​Now the double knitting portion is completed you are moving on to the lacework portion.  This is a very simple repeat which can become a happy mindless knit once you have the pattern down.

I strongly advise you keep an eye on the yarn left over.  If working from a 100g skein for your MC make a note of how many repeats your specific kntting style and tension has used by 50g left over. This will give you an indication of how many repeats you should work to get the maximum length from your single skein.

In the sample I worked 33 repeats of the individual hearts by the 50g point.  I therefore chose to work a total of 65 repeats of the heart patterning to give me some 'free' yarn and to avoid playing yarn chicken at the end.

​Abbreviations

​CC

MC

​k

k2tog

ssk

p

cdd

yo

slst

st(s)

​Contrast colour

Main colour

​Knit

Knit 2 together

Slip, Slip, knit 2 together through the back of the loop

Purl

Central double decrease, slip 2 sts, k1, pass slipped stitches over

yarn over, (when working before a purl rmember to wrap yarn over twice)

Slip Stitch with yarn in back of work

Stitch(es)

​Instructions

​​You will only be working in the MC for the lace centre section of the scarf.

All wrong side or even rows will be purled across all stitches.

Set Up: ​K2 tog across, working both MC and CC together leaving 69 sts for the lace section

Setup 1: P across

Setup 2: K across.​

Repeat setup row 1 and continue on with the lacework.

Row 1 (RS): S​l, k1, sl, yo, k2tog, yo, (k4, cdd, k4, yo, k1, yo) 4 times, k4, cdd, k4, yo, ssk, yo, sl, k1, sl.
Row 2 (WS) and all even rows : ​P all.
Row 3: ​K1, sl, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, (k4, cdd, k4, yo, k1, yo) 4 times, k4, cdd, k4, yo, ssk, yo, k1, sl, k1.
Row 5: ​S​l, k1, sl, yo, k2tog, yo, (p4, cdd, p4, yo, k1, yo) 4 times, p4, cdd, p4, yo, ssk, yo, sl, k1, sl.
Row 7: ​Repeat Row 3.
Row 9: Repeat Row 1.
Row 11: ​K1, sl, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, (p4, cdd, p4, yo, k1, yo) 4 times, p4, cdd, p4, yo, ssk, yo, k1, sl, k1.

​Repeat Rows 1-12 until 50g (or half your total MC weight) of MC yarn remains.  Take a count of the ​hearts and repeat until just short of twice the number of hearts at the half way point.  You are now ready to move on to Part 3.

Remember there are two hearts in the 12 rows described above.

​Chart

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