STRIPY POUFFE

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10 STS 14 ROWS

k3­tog

p2­tog

tbl YARN WEIGHT

9 MM NEE­DLES Erika Knight Maxi Wool 100g hanks in the fol­low­ing colours: Yarn A: 2 x Flax Yarn B: 1 x Pitch Yarn C: 1 x Mal­lard Yard D: 1 x House Red Yarn E: 1 x Steve Yarn F: 1 x Storm Yarn G: 1 x Clas­sic Yarn H: 1 x Marni Nee­dles 9mm (UK 00, US 13) cir­cu­lar nee­dle, 100cm (40in) long Ac­ces­sories In­ex­pen­sive beanbag (or du­vet or poly­styrene beads in a fab­ric bag Fin­ished pouffe is ap­prox 38cm (15½in) high and 165cm (65in) in cir­cum­fer­ence 10 sts and 14 rows over rib pat­tern us­ing 9mm nee­dles to make a 10cm or 4in square

Turn to page 96 for full list of ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Wknit 3 sts tog through back loops purl 2

sts

tog

ould you like a quick and easy les­son in in how to work stripes while knit­ting a prac­ti­cal pouffe? Rib stitch stripes cre­ate an en­er­getic, bro­ken pat­tern, which is per­fect for this pouffe where a snug fit over the in­ner beanbag is re­quired.

PAT­TERN NOTES Cir­cu­lar nee­dles Be­cause of the large num­ber of stitches this gor­geous pouffe is knit­ted in rows, work­ing back and forth us­ing a long cir­cu­lar nee­dle. Join­ing in a new colour for stripes On the row be­fore you need the new color, work to the last stitch. Tak­ing the end of the new color, use to­gether with the yarn in work to work the last stitch, cre­at­ing a “dou­ble stitch.” On the first stitch of next row, work the dou­ble stitch as one stitch with just the end of the new color. This will se­curely “an­chor” your new yarn and avoid un­sightly knots and bumps.

TO MAKE THE POUFFE COVER Us­ing B, cast on 34 sts. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: (Kfb of 67 sts Row 3: Row 4: 134 sts Knit. (Kfb of

each

each

st)

st]

to

last

to end

st,

of

k1.

row.

Keep­ing stripe se­quence cor­rect above), cont in rib as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS): Us­ing B, (p2, k1) to sts, p2. Row 2 (WS): sts, k2. Start­ing with first 2-row stripe in yarn A, cont in stripe se­quence through­out and at the same time rep last 2 rows un­til 88 rows have been worked from cast-on edge and work mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 63cm (25in), end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Us­ing

c,

(k2,

p1)

to

(see

last 2

last 2

Keep­ing stripe as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS): (P2­tog, p2­tog. 89 sts Row 2: (K1, p1) to last Row 3: (P1, k3­tog tbl) 45 sts Row 4: Row 5: 23 sts Cut yarn, leav­ing a long end. Thread yarn end through rem sts, pull up tightly, and fas­ten se­curely. Don’t cut the yarn but use it to sew side seam, stop­ping about 30cm (12in) from the cast-on edge.

se­quence

k1] (K1, p1) to last (P1, k3­tog tbl]

to

cor­rect dec

last 2

st, k1. to last

st, k1. to last

st,

st,

sts,

p1.

p1.

TO FIN­ISH Insert the beanbag in­ner. Fin­ish sewing side seam and fas­ten se­curely. Thread yarn through the cast-on edge, pull up tightly, and fas­ten se­curely. Erika has cho­sen a ribbed pat­tern to show off the colour changes and ob­tain the per­fect fit STRIPE SE­QUENCE *Yarn B – 5 rows; Yarn C – 1 row; Yarn A – 2 rows; Yarn B – 1 row; Yarn D – 4 rows on first rows on se­cond rep; Yarn E – 1 row; Yarn F – 3 rows; Yarn B – 2 rows; Yarn C – 6 rows; Yarn B – 1 row; Yarn E – 1 row; Yarn G – 1 row; Yarn E – 1 row; Yarn A – 1 row; Yarn F – 1 row; Yarn A – 1 row; Yarn C – 1 row; Yarn A – 4 rows; Yarn D – 1 row on first on se­cond rep; Yarn A – 2 rows; Yarn F – 1 row; Yarn G – 8 rows; Yarn A – 1 row Re­peat se­quence

rep

rep

start­ing

or H

or H

from

4

1

*.

row This fab­u­lous pouffe is from the book, Sim­pleColour Knit­ting by Erika Knight, pub­lished by Quadrile (RRP £16.99). Visit their web­site at quadrille.co.uk

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