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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
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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
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.
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.
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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
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