Cheery cush­ion knit

This eye-catch­ing sheep cush­ion is a de­light to knit with his cosy loop stitch body and ex­pres­sive face

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Fin­ished Size

Ap­prox­i­mately 18 x 14in (46 x 36cm)

Ten­sion

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

Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

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.

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