This pattern was created from the love and compassion of a friend in my
time of grief. I had to put my best friend to sleep on September 15, 2010.
She was a beautiful 13 year old red bull terrier named Zoe, a companion
for life that I will miss dearly. She had extremely allergies and poor immune system.
I was lucky to have her in my life to help her control her problems as a daily commitment.
My friend Christa could feel my loss, having suffered it herself. We had talked only weeks before on creating a pattern using a changing of the needles. When she heard about Zoe, she went to work and in an evening blessed me with the “Hug of Love” pattern. It is written and given in Memory of Zoe. Out of this tragedy in my life came something
good to share with others who need a huge hug when deep in their moment of grief.
Christa brought a smile to my face and a comfort to me that I didn’t stand alone. I
share this pattern with you from Christa and me, Cynthia, to enjoy the
process of knitting the hug and carrying our memory of the one we lost
with us forever, never ever to be forgotten, and always to wrap our neck as
This is pattern is a FREE pattern you may copy!
32" (82 cm) long, 7" (18 cm) wide.
420 m = 100g Skacel Crazy Zauberball: Color Fliederduft.
Circular or two 8” double pointed needles, one set each:
One US 1 (2.5 mm) 32 inch (80-cm)
One US 2 (2.75 mm) 32 inch (80-cm)
One US 3 (3.25 mm) 32 inch (80-cm)
One US 4 (3.5 mm) 32 inch (80-cm)
One US 5 (3.75 mm) 32 inch (80-cm)
One US 6 (4.0 mm) 32 inch (80-cm)
One US 7 (4.5 mm) 32 inch (80-cm)
One US 8 (5.0 mm) 32 inch (80-cm)
One US 9 (5.5 mm) 32 inch (80-cm)
One US 10 (6.0 mm) 32 inch (80-cm)
NA, varies with needle sizes.
k = knit
ktbl = knit through back loop
sl1p wyif= slip st as if to purl, with yarn in front
st(s) = stitch(es)
W&T = Wrap and turn. Bring the yarn to the front, slip the next stitch to the right hand needle purl wise, bring the yarn to the back, slip the stitch back to the left hand needle, bring the yarn to the front, turn the work and continue to knit
With US 1 needle(s) cast on 30 stitches using the long tail cast on method. (Hint: Hold both needle tips together when casting