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granola_mom
10-27-2007, 10:54 AM
Hi everyone... new here. Just joined because I had just gotten all the materials to knit this for my MIL and then when I returned to the knittinghelp.com pattern page, the link isn't working for the heart double knit hotpad pattern. Anyone have it? Thanks a million.

Jan in CA
10-27-2007, 02:41 PM
The link seems to be broken..I'll see what I can do.

msmelody
10-27-2007, 05:20 PM
Thanks Jan, I was looking for that pattern also.

Jan in CA
10-28-2007, 10:08 PM
Okay, talked to Sheldon and he is going to look into it. Check back here and I/we will post the pattern link once we have it. :thumbsup:

sue in canada
10-29-2007, 08:35 AM
I think this is the one that you want
http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?criteria=fk00185

isabeau
10-29-2007, 12:31 PM
I think this is the one that you want
http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?criteria=fk00185

No, that's not quite the same. :)

(BTW, if someone else doesn't have the pattern rescuable, I can reconstruct it -- I made one fairly recently and have it sitting near my desk, so can figure out what I did and stuff.)

Jan in CA
10-29-2007, 12:55 PM
I think this is the one that you want
http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?criteria=fk00185

That's cute, but it's not double knit. ;)

isabeau
10-29-2007, 01:02 PM
Actually, there's no reason why I couldn't do that anyway, since it took less than five minutes :teehee:

(I'm assuming this is okay since the pattern was a free one... if not, let me know and I can take the image down :) )

Instructions (without pictures) here (http://web.archive.org/web/20070625032956/http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/free_patterns/heart-dk-hot-pad.php), if you need them

Pattern:

http://pics.livejournal.com/isabeau/pic/0011kpd8.jpg

Jan in CA
10-29-2007, 03:17 PM
:thumbsup: That's it! Why isn't the chart on that page though? :??

hob
10-29-2007, 10:49 PM
hi sorry 4 highjacking this post but what kinda yarn should u use? cotton?

Jan in CA
10-30-2007, 01:18 PM
UPDATE!! The pattern link should work now. Here's the pattern in all it's glory INCLUDING pictures and the chart!
http://www.knittinghelp.com/patterns/free-knitting-patterns-heart-double-knit-hot-pad (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/../patterns/free-knitting-patterns-heart-double-knit-hot-pad)

Hob, Amy used worsed weight cotton for this tutorial. If you choose to use something else just don't use acrylic if you intend to use it as a hotpad.. acrylic can melt. :shock: I think I'd go with wool myself for it's insulating properties.

msmelody
10-30-2007, 05:13 PM
Thank you for getting this fixed. I appreciate it a lot.

granola_mom
10-31-2007, 02:00 PM
Thanks so much! I was thinking I was going to have to give up on this one...
Oh and I'm using debbie bliss pure cotton. I wanted something washable but also really nice and soft.

hob
11-01-2007, 10:37 PM
ok thanks cotton or wool then. cotton sounds easer.

tephanieS
11-05-2007, 12:00 PM
Hi,

I was wondering... I casted on 30 stitches the long tail way (60 threads), and for the first row, the pattern says slip the first stitch......

Is that first stitch red or is it supposed to be white?

isabeau
11-05-2007, 12:11 PM
Is that first stitch red or is it supposed to be white?

It deoends on how you cast on. :teehee: (Well, really, the order of the stitches on the needle.)

To a large extent it doesn't matter. I was slightly neurotic, when I did mine, about making sure that the cast-on stitches alternated R W R W, since I wasn't happy with random ordering -- in that case, I had a white first stitch, so that the RS stitches were red (contrasting with the white of the first row) and the ...other-RS stitches were white (again contrasting). You could also do it the other way around for an elongated color area on the first row, or have it random if that's easier. It has a minor visual effect on the end product, but doesn't change how you knit, since after you complete the first row you'll have the colors in the correct places.

tephanieS
11-05-2007, 02:23 PM
Thanks for the reply:)

and what colour of stitch do you slip off for the first stitch of the second row since you finished the first row with a pearl stitch using both colours?

isabeau
11-05-2007, 03:18 PM
Both colors. :)

The pattern is over ... well, 29 stitches twice, so 58 stitches; the two outer stitches are both edge stitches. You slip the first one, and knit the last one with both colors, but you then treat the with-both-colors thing as a single stitch, and slip it. (If you didn't, you'd end up with a slightly odd-shaped dishcloth, since you'd be increasing one every row. :teehee: )