Valentine’s Day Knits
The 14th is nearly upon us, and with that comes the most romantic day in our calendar – Valentine’s Day – and what says ‘I love you’ more than a hand-knitted gift? Your loved one will definitely appreciate the time, care, and affection that goes into knitting every stitch. Here are our top seven ideas to get you started…
1) Heart socks
A pair of sweet and simple heart socks can be worn daintily around the house during the cold months – ideal for keeping your warm when you snuggle up under the duvet to watch Notting Hill. Knit a Fair Isle pattern of pink hearts to border the top, then embroider a big red heart as the centrepiece on the instep.
2) Lavender sachets
Knit pairs of little hearts in different combinations of block colours and striped patterns – we love using pastel tones for this look. Stuff with lavender and hand-stitch the hearts together to give the sachets a handcrafted feel, then tuck into your lover’s drawer or place under their pillow for them to find in the morning!
3) Heart coasters
These garter stitch heart coasters are quick and easy to make if you use a chunky yarn, meaning you can rustle up a whole set on the night of February 13th! For a more contemporary feel, use primary colours in muted shades, or pick a colour that best matches the interior of your lover’s home.
4) Sweetheart cushion
Knit a classic square cushion case in all-over stocking stitch in a tickled-pink or rose-red shade. Then, knit a large heart in a contrasting darker colour, and sew in place with an oversized chunky yarn for a home-stitched effect. Lastly, finish by adding some delicate glimmering beads around the heart’s edge.
5) Romantic motif
If you live with your other half, you can knit a decorative quote to hang on your wall at home using a mixture of knitting and yarn needlework. Keep it traditional with a Home Sweet Home motif, or create your own personal message to make the gift truly one-of-a-kind.
6) Felted heartstring
Quite literally tug on your lover’s heartstring! Knit an assortment of miniature hearts in different shades of pure wool yarn, then sew the heart sides together and lightly stuff. Now the magic happens; place your hearts into the washing machine and set to 40°, using only an iota of laundry detergent. It’s vital to pull the hearts into shape while they’re still wet before leaving them out to dry. Thread the finished hearts onto a string vertically to form the hanging decoration, or horizontally to make bunting.
7) Marilyn Cushion
If you’re looking for something a little sultrier and don’t want to have to source your own yarn, needles, and pattern — we’ve got you covered! Our Marilyn Cushion Kit pays homage to Monroe’s iconic pout in the form of a plush, stylish cushion, and comes with everything you need to start knitting from the get-go, leaving you with more time to spend with your Valentine!