Because I made the mistake of hiding the link at the bottom the last time I posted about these No-Sew hearts, I am going to put it at the top this time!
A few places here in the UK have asked people from shielded households to knit pairs of hearts. This is one post I saw on Facebook:
Hello everyone 😊 I was wondering if any knitters can help us! My ward at Wigan hospital are unfortunately looking after extremely poorly Covid positive pts. At the moment no visitors are allowed on the ward as it is obviously extremely high risk. It is devastating for us to watch someone suffer without their relatives around them – although they do have us and we try our best to hold their hand and provide the best support that we can ❤️💜💗💙 we are looking to trial an idea whereby we give our patients a knitted heart and send a matching knitted heart to their relative/next of kin. We are looking for people who can knit that have ideally been self isolating and had no contact with anyone who could possibly be infected to send pairs of knitted hearts to us and we can then distribute them to our patients and their loving relatives who cannot be with them. I really do believe it would be so comforting to our patients and their relatives in such sad times and I’m hoping that we can facilitate this with your help. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and please please share this to anyone you think could help.
Ince ward at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
Hubby is going out tomorrow for his once weekly shopping trip and he will be dropping these in the post on his way.
As I make another pair, I thought I would show that it is quite easy to make them two-at-a-time, in the round as well.
Just cast on both hearts. It’s only six stitches to begin with so easy peasy!
Knit up to the point where you off-load half the stitches to create the first heart bump then work just on the bumps till they are complete.
When you are finished, thread thru the ends but remember, DO NOT pull the end tight. Y will be stuffing the heart thru the two openings. You might find it easier to do the last rounds to make the second heart bump by working on one heart at a time. Up to you….
Knitting two at a time you can knock out identical pairs pretty quick!