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Downloadable HeartStrings Sample Page Catalog
The complete set of PDF sample pages for all HeartStrings knitting patterns, ready for you to print and view offline at your leisure. Then visit your local yarn shop or online stores to buy your favorite HeartStrings knitting patterns!
Baby Blanket charity knitting pattern
With so much movement and design interest to this pattern stitch, its complex-looking structure is easier to knit than it looks. The pattern stitch is derived from the feather and fan family of Shetland lace patterns. This blanket is self-edged, so when it's done, it's done. The beginning and ending borders are gracefully scalloped, and the side borders also have dainty small scallops. Downloadable pattern valued at $6.00.
Mini Sock — Learn to Knit a Sock
The pattern for Mini Sock is truly a sock, but on a miniature scale! Great for learning the basic techniques of sock making with just a small investment in time and materials. And you only need to make one (instead of a pair) to be ready to put your finished project to good use as a decoration, gift tag, etc. Downloadable pattern valued at $5.00.
Knitted Bunny beginner's knitting pattern
Make a bunny from a knitted swatch — it's almost as clever as pulling a rabbit out of a hat! Downloadable pattern valued at $5.00.
Miniature Sweater Ornament knitting pattern
This little sweater is knit from the top-down and is almost seamless. A collection of small lengths of different yarns is an excellent choice for easy one-of-a-kind results — a great way to use those workshop or goodie bag samples. Downloadable pattern valued at $5.00.
This pattern can be used in conjunction with the Technique Teddy Bear class Jackie E-S teaches at Needlecraft University.
Elegantly Simple Bookmark project instructions outline
This bookmark project is a good example of how one can take a stitch pattern in one of your favorite patterns (such as the Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket) and adapt it easily for something else. Or like this little project, to practice on a couple of stitch pattern repeats as a sample practice swatch and turn it into a useful article! In this case, the Elegantly Simple Bookmark also takes advantage of the naturally double-scalloped edge to make a decorative pleated end to which the beaded tassle is attached.
Morning Surf Scarf knitting pattern
Inspired by morning walks on the beach, Morning Surf captures the feeling of gentle waves under a morning haze. The scarf is a simple lace-type structure that knits up quickly because of the dropped yarn-overs. Downloadable pattern valued at $5.00.
Troika Scarf knitting pattern
This stash-busting super easy scarf is knit sideways along the length in garter stitch. Downloadable pattern valued at $5.00.