Cheery cushion knit
This eye-catching sheep cushion is a delight to knit with his cosy loop stitch body and expressive face
Approximately 18 x 14in (46 x 36cm)
Body of cushion: 9 stitches x 10 rows over 4in (10cm) in loop stitch Head: 19 stitches x 28 rows over 4in (10cm) in stocking stitch
K Knit P Purl K2tog Knit two stitches together P2tog Purl two stitches together RS Right side St(s) Stitch(es) Kfb Knit into the front and back of stitch M1 Make a stitch. With the left needle, lift the strand from front to back between two stitches, creating a new stitch. Knit the new stitch through the back of the loop M1p Make a stitch purl wise. With the left needle, lift the strand from front to back between two stitches, creating a new stitch. Purl the new stitch through the back of the loop ML Make a loop stitch. Knit the next stitch, but do not slip the stitch off the needle. Bring the working yarn forward and wrap the yarn around the left thumb to make a loop, approximately 1in (3cm) long. Pass the working yarn back between the two needles and knit into the front of the same stitch. This time, slip the stitch off the left needle, as for a normal knit stitch. Pass the previous knit stitch over the loop stitch to secure it. Give the loop a little tug to adjust the length as the row is worked.