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Who says heart cloths have to be some combination of red, pink or white?
I had this idea in my mind for a long while but didn't actually get around to doing something about it until recently. I had several versions of this heart cloth and decided on this one since I got such great feedback from you guys. Do names matter? I wasn't sure what I wanted to call it. 4 Embossed Hearts Cloth? Windowpane Hearts? Anyhows, it's just another heart cloth pattern, just in time for Valentine's Day. I originally planned for just one heart design this year (viz. the Heart Lace Cloth), but then I wanted to participate in the Knit Dishcloths February exchange which had a Valentine theme. So I was off to design a cloth for this exchange. Since I joined the group in the last week of January, I wasn't sure I could whip something up in time for the exchange. I was really happy to manage it though. I just hope my exchange partner likes the cloth.
This cloth looks best knitted tightly. I found this cloth a bit hard on my fingers because I'm a loose woman. I had to make a conscious effort to tighten up my knitting, give that extra tug on the yarn. It is well worth the effort to do this as this pattern looks very sloppy if you work it too loose. Pay particular attention on row 4 where you start the bottom of the heart. Knitted loosely, you will end up with gap/hole around the M2 which looks bad. Give your yarn a tug when working the stitches around the edge of the heart.
Stitches used in this cloth include:
Embossed Heart, BW3 pg28
Reverse Stockinette Stitch, MT pg 4
Seed Stitch, BW1 pg 11
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4 Embossed Hearts Cloth pattern can be downloaded from these locations:
1. 4 Embossed Hearts Cloth pattern from Smariek Knits Yahoo Group (free registration, instant access)
2. 4 Embossed Hearts Cloth pattern from Box.net (no registration required, just click on link & save file)
I also have a visual description of how to do the D4 decrease here: