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Heart On My Sleeve Pattern

Show your affection any time of the year . . .

Difficulty: Easy

She opened the beautifully wrapped box and inside was a tiny bag shaped like a heart, white with red and pink beads, a little hand-beaded heart near the tappered bottom, a pretty pink tassel the perfect conclusion to its shape. It was September 28th, a Sunday. She and Diana were lingering over brunch at their favorite place. Even though the air was brisk this close to the water, how long would they be able to sit outside? They were the only ones on the deck, enoying the warm sun, the salt-laced breezes, the spectacular morning. They had been meeting at this place now for nearly 6 years and they both cherished these mornings when they could just talk for hours and no one would be looking for them, chores and responsibilities could wait.

"What's this lovely thing?" Naomi had wondered out loud and looked up at Diana almost with little tears in her eyes because she loved the things Diana could make but was never brave enough to ask for something knitted, believing that such things are best given without being looked for.

"Let's toast," Diana said, "because I think you're the best." And so they had toasted, lingering longer on the deck and then walking on the beach into the afternoon.

You see, Heart on My Sleeve is for anyone you love. It is for your oldest friend, your daughter just becase or on her wedding day, for your son's new wife, for your mother when you want to say without words thank you . . . for everything, for putting up with me. Add cherry blossoms and all-over beading and it is a celebration of Spring for yourself. Cover it with sparkle rivets and it is a celebration of joy, of life.

How will you dress it so that it expesses your most heart-felt emotions?

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Finished Dimensions

3 1/2" (8.75cm) wide across the front/back at top
4 1/2" (11.25cm) wide across the front/back face at widest poin
7" (17.5cm) tall from tip of bag to frame
10 1/2" (26.25cm) tall from tip of tassel to frame

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, knitting in the round on circular needles, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process.


Pre-felted gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a single strand of worsted weight yarn.


Yarn Requirements

80 - 100 yds (73 - 91m) worsted weight feltable yarn

Needles and Other Materials

Size 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (set)
Size 8 (5mm) 16" (40m) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Sewing needle
2 different colored locking stitch markers to mark sides
Tapestry needle or metal double-pointed needle
Super glue (clear drying) We like Loctite Super Glue Gel Control

1 Noni Heart on My Sleeve Complete kit (160-KT-C) 

Kit includes:

Heart on My Sleeve Purse PDF Pattern
Classic Purse Frame with loops 3 1/5" (8cm) 
Classic Purse Chain 10" (25cm) 
Tiny locket and key
125 yds (114.25m) Shepherd's Wool in select colors - Enough to make a Hearts on My Sleeve and the A Little Bit of Love purse
Special Hearts color-matched seed beads and nylon beading thread
Color-matched decorative tassel

Pictured Samples

 Pictured Samples were made in Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool (from left to right) in Zinnia Pink, Christmas Red, Hot Pink, and Black.


No errors have been reported for this pattern. If you find an error, or what you think is an error, please contact Nora at nora@nonipatterns.com.