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DIY felted-loop-linky Sweetie♥Knit♥Heart bling!


collection of felted-loop-linky Sweetie♥Knit♥Heart bling!

wearing felted-loop-linky Sweetie♥Knit♥Heart bling

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Does your wardrobe need a little heart? 

In last week’s post, I demonstrated how to make hearty home decor accents that could be used as: woolerfully festive seasonal garlands… wraps for around dinner napkins/candles and special occasion decor… adornment for your book lovin’ shelves or whatever item/space you love!

Today’s post has a nice ring to it, too (plus matching bracelets)! It’s a hearty form of accessorize with a warm ‘n fuzzy “bling” that will knit-erally have you wearing your heart on your sleeve … errrm, so to speak 😉

Okay, time for accessorizing!

Begin by downloading my Sweetie♥KNIT♥Heart FREE knitting pattern. Click HERE for the original post. You can also view, follow and save my designs to your favourites via Ravelry and Craftsy. Next, knit the hearts from feltable wool and appropriately sized knitting needles. See “how to” PDF instructions (below) for felting the loopy straps. Be sure to leave extra-long tails and check for fit while felting, since the felting process causes wool fibres to shrink/matt and lose the ability to stretch.

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how to make hearty links with felted loops

RING:
US size 3 / 3 mm needles
approximately 6.5 feet / 2 m wool
approximately 12″ / 30 cms yarn tail length for felting
finished strap length: approximately 2.5″ – 2.75″ / 6.25 – 7 cms

BRACELET — single strap:
US size 3 / 3 mm needles
approximately 9 feet / 2.75 m wool
approximately 2.5 feet / .75 m yarn tail length for felting
finished strap length: approximately 8 inches / 20 cms

BRACELET — double strap:
US size 6 / 4 mm needles
approximately 18 feet / 5.5 m double-strand wool
(aka 2 x 9 feet / 2 x 2.75 m)
approximately 2.5 feet / .75 m yarn tail length for felting
finished strap length: approximately 8 inches / 20 cms

NOTE:
knitting double-strand (two strands together as one) gives you the option
for felting two loopy bracelet straps (as pictured), or a single, thicker strap.

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Feel like felting more stuff? Here are a few other felting posts of mine.
Check them out and let me know if you like how they made you felt 🙂

how to make a heartfelted Bramble♥tini loop ornament

Sweetie♥KNIT♥Shamrocks . . . a free little knitting pattern that felts like Spring!

how to make Sweetie♥KNIT♥Heart Valentine Rings

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Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

bling it on! ♥ Jackie

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18 responses

  1. I see you’ve been busy. Looks good! 🙂

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    February 6, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    • Thanks Marcy 🙂 This post took a lot of time with editing, but I do love wearing my hearty bling! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      February 6, 2015 at 6:37 pm

  2. Hearts are so cute!

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    February 8, 2015 at 4:08 am

    • Thanks Jean! I’m not sure whether you’re a knitter… Would you make these? 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      February 9, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      • No, I’m not really a knitter. Used to be back in the day but was always into the very simple!

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        February 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm

  3. The Simple Beginner

    I couldn’t find your ‘about me’ section but even if I don’t, just reading your blog makes me think of you as a talented and fun person who loves knitting! I wish I could knit. I did give it a go but I failed many times. Anyways, you have a lovely blog. Thank you for liking my posts and following. I sure will follow you, not because you’ve liked my posts or followed me but because I am intrigued by everything all things creative by you. Maybe when I continue to read your posts, I can learn something off you. Post it and show it to you one day soon 🙂 So, thank you 😀 you’re awesome!

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    February 25, 2015 at 3:25 am

    • Awe shucks TSB 🙂 You’re pretty awesome yourself! ♥ Thank you for your very encouraging comment! I am happy to have found your sweet and inviting blog and look forward to the fun we’ll have following each other’s posts!
      Knitting did not grip me the first couple of tries, either. And now look… I might even inspire you to give knitting another try! Oh the anticipation of waiting to see what you come up with 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      February 25, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      • The Simple Beginner

        Apologies, but what’s TSB?

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        February 26, 2015 at 2:59 am

        • Oh sorry for the confusion… TSB is your blog’s initials. Do you prefer Janice? 🙂 ♥ ❤

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          February 28, 2015 at 3:03 pm

          • The Simple Beginner

            Oh apologies!! I was wondering what that meant. I guess the feeling of another blogger calling me by my initials was different but new 🙂 seems nice. Apologies again, Jackie. I don’t mind TSB or Janice 🙂 ❤

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            February 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

            • No apologies necessary… and I’m so pleased to know you, Janice! In this blogging world, there’s something new every day. And it’s nice to call people by name—whether we know their name or not… lol 🙂 ♥ ❤

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              March 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm

              • The Simple Beginner

                Thank you, Jackie 🙂 I like calling people by their name. If I can’t find it on their blog, I’ll keep searching until I find it. If not, then I’ll just ask 🙂 I found yours straight away but then couldn’t find your about me…but a few clicks later, and I found it 😀 yay

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                March 2, 2015 at 1:41 pm

                • Yeah, it can be difficult to find the names of some bloggers. Some seem to prefer their blogful stage name. Hmmm… I’ll need to buckle down and figure out my about page! But first, I really want to get over to your place and catch up with you there!!! 😀 ♥ ❤

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                  March 2, 2015 at 2:01 pm

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