Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Free Cushion Pattern
HAND SPUN CUSHION
I knit the original in my own handspun wool (250g at approx. 9 WPI), but the pattern could also be made with commercial knitting worsted as long as you can achieve a GAUGE of 15-16sts over 4 inches of stockinette stitch. You will also need a 14 inch square pillow form, 4 large buttons and a tapestry needle for sewing up. *note* Knitted piece is designed to be slightly smaller than the pillow form to achieve a slight stretch and “full” appearance to the finished pillow.
CAST ON 50 sts with 4.5 mm needles (or whatever size you need to achieve the gauge).
Rows 1-3: Knit across.
Row 1: K1, * K8, P2. Repeat from * across to last 9 sts. K9.
Row 2: Purl across.
Work in Pattern Stitch until piece measures 32 inches from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.
Purl 7 rows.
On wrong side: P8, * K2 tog, yarn over twice, K2 tog, P6. Repeat from * across to last 2 sts. P2.
Next row: P9, * purl and knit into the double yarn over, P8. Repeat from * across, to last stitch, P1.
Purl 6 rows.
Cast off knitwise on wrong side.
Block finished piece 14 inches x 34 inches. Try knitted piece on pillow form, overlapping ends and pinning sides together. Sew seams, including sides of overlap. Sew buttons under button holes (centered on purled stripes).
This pattern is provided free for your personal use. If you would like to share it with friends please send them around to my blog to say hello.