Valentine’s Gift

Valentine's Ring

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:

Ring base:

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.

Heart Ring

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Sunnyside Ellen

Welcome to my blog! I am a maker: I knit, spin, sew, cook, bake and grow food in my garden. I started dyeing yarn when I could not find the right shade of yarn I was looking for and decided to sell my handdyed yarns when I could not stop playing with colour. Having grown up in Germany I now live with my husband and our three teenagers near White Rock, BC, Canada.

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