It's been a while since I've uploaded a video for you all. In honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day Celebration, I finally finished editing this little Chain Stitch Tutorial which shows a knitted heart being embroidered with Chain Stitch.
This little swatch was part of the prototype for the designing process that became The Many Hearts Baby Afghan from my book Color By Kristin. Here's the photo by John Gruen from the book. Our little kitten Annika Sue is asleep on the blanket on a doll bed.
Here's the blanket hanging on a fence outside our farmhouse. The blanket is made by knitting 9 separate hearts. They are then sewn together to form the center of the blanket. A circular needle is used to pick up all the stitches all the way around the four sides. The mitering at the corners causes the blanket to grow. I love this project and I've heard that many of you are making it. It's a great project for a knitting group to make together for a new mom and her baby. Each knitter can make a square. The blanket can be passed around and each member can make a few of the stripes.
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