The Plan

Update 2017. While we hoped we could revive this project it has not happened. If anyone is interested in taking over, please leave a comment.

Knit lots of hats and scarves for patients and survivors or breast and ovarian cancers to be donated to the Komen Foundation for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate. We fully support monetary fund raising efforts for the cure. But we also want to do something which will go directly to those who need to know there are people rooting for their health and survival. All skill levels are welcome!

Please join us! The 2011 project ends Sept. 15th.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Hello All, Sorry for the delay with pattern posting. We are nearing the end of the project. Please plan to have your scarves ready to mail by the end of September. We will post an address then.

For this week, we will give our regular yarn a break (or not). If you have a stash of yarn, find those tiny little bits left over. These are perfect for that. Use the size needle that is appropriate for the yarn. You will need a set of five double pointed needles. If you want to felt something this is a good project for that as well.

Cast on 4 stitches on 2 dpn.
1. knit all stitches
2. knit in the front and back of each stitch - 4 stitches on each needle
3. knit all stitches
4. knit 1, make 1, knit the rest of the row until the last stitch. Make one, knit the last stitch.
repeat rows 3 and 4 until each needle has 14 stitches, total 28
5 knit three rounds with no increaces.
6. place 7 stitches on one side on a holder (or other dpns). place the stitches directly behind this side also on holders. You are knitting the top of the heart.
7. knit one round
8. ssk (slip the first two stitches as though to knit to the right needle - put them back on the left needle and knit them together. You are just turning the stitches around so that they look nice for the decrease), knit 3, knit 2 together. repeat this on the second side.
9. ssk, knit 1 knit 2 together, repeat on the other side.
10 there should be three stitches on each needle now. The pattern calls for kitchener stitch - which I always botch. So I just bound all stitches off, one from each needle at the same time. It looks fine. I also left a long thread which I tucked inside the heart and pulled out to start the second "top".
11. if you wish you can stuff the heart with some stuffing - if not you are done. I crochetted a chain to attach it to my scarf. If you are not a crochetter, an i-chord would be fine as well.
Happy knitting!

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