Each year when Valentine’s day nears my kids have high expectations. I know they are not thinking of their Mom, but still I thought could surprise them with a little gift. For my daughters I made these rings.
The rings are knitted out of silk lace yarn and the hearts are needle-felted and then sewn onto the ring. It took very little time to make them and my girls like them very much.
Here is how I made them:
Silk lace yarn ( I used my Swiss Silk) , 2 mm DPNs
Cast on loosely 18 (small) or 21 (medium) stitches using long-tail cast on. Distribute the stitches on 3 DPNs. Knit 6 rows in stockinette, cast off. Let the fabric roll inwards.
I needle-felted the hearts free-style with several shades of red and orange wool fibers. I added the fibers in several layers because I wanted the hearts to be very plump. You can find basic instructions for needle-felting hearts on this blog.