I had a crush on « Dreamy Valentine » by Ambah O’Brien. It is made of lace hearts and was the perfect gift for a little girl I know. She felt in love with my peacock shawl and wanted me to knit her one.
Since I was also trying to find a pattern to knit soe of my « Loup Yetu » hand-dyed color (avalaible at my online store) that seemed to be the perfect combo. 🙂
So I’ve decided to start knitting this serie of lace hearts, as a surprise gift for her.
This pattern is lovely because it is created in different size. For a 7 year old girl I’ve decided to stop at the smallest size, and so I’ve used just a bit more than a skein for it.
Easy and fast to knit !
The lace hearts pattern is repeated several times and so the knitting becomes quickly hypnotic 🙂
As for blocking it, it was perfect : seems we’re having a heatwave in central France these days, I’ve finished knittingit at 1am and blocked it right away. When I woke up the next morning, it was all dry and ready to be wore.
And it comes up very nicely, I’m very happy with the result (blocking was mandatory, it looks so much better)
I gave it to my friends for her daughter, and she told me later on that she loved it so much that she decided to sleep with it !
I guess there is a little girl who can now play little red hood with her lace hearts shawl 🙂
and a happy knitter for this reason