Australian Knitting

Heart Cushion

Teddy Fur yarn is a textural yarn ideal for cushions to cuddle.

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YARN

• 3 balls 100gm Panda Teddy Fur in

colour 2

• polyester fibre filling

NEEDLES AND TOOLS

• 8mm knitting needles • stitch-holder

• wool sewing needle

• lining fabric to match yarn colour

MEASUREMEN­TS

Size: Cushion 50cm x 43cm

TENSION

10 sts by 15 rows over stocking st on 8mm needles to 10cm.

WORKING PATTERN HEART CUSHION (MAKE 2 PIECES ALIKE)

Using 8mm needles, cast on 2 sts.

Note – We suggest marking the right side of your work with a safety pin. This will make it easy to see whether to knit or purl the next row.

Work 2 rows stocking st.

Cont in stocking st, inc one st at beg of every row until there are 30 sts. Next Row: Inc in each of first 2 sts, knit to last 2 sts, inc in each of last 2 sts. 34 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 3 times. 46 sts.

Inc one st at each end of next row, then in foll 4th row once. 50 sts. Work 7 rows.

Shape Top of Heart

Row 1: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K19, K2tog, K1, turn.

Slip rem 25 sts onto stitch-holder.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 21 sts.

Rep last 2 rows once. 19 sts.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K3, sl 1, K1, psso, K3, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K1. 15 sts.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K2, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1. 11 sts.

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1. 8 sts.

Row 12: Purl.

Row 13: (Sl 1, K1, psso) twice, (K2tog) twice. 4 sts.

Row 14: (P2tog) twice. 2 sts.

Cast off.

Slip 25 sts from stitch-holder onto 8mm needle so that right side is facing for first row. Work left top of heart shape as folls

Row 1: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K19, K2tog, K1. 23 sts.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 21 sts.

Rep last 2 rows once. 19 sts.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K3, sl 1, K1, psso, K3, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K1. 15 sts.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K2, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1. 11 sts.

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K2, sl 1,

K1, psso, K1, K2tog, K1. 8 sts.

Row 12: Purl.

Row 13: (Sl 1, K1, psso) twice, (K2tog) twice. 4 sts.

Row 14: (P2tog) twice. 2 sts. Cast off.

MAKING UP

Do not press.

Using knitted heart shape as template, make cushion insert with lining fabric (allowing for seams) and stuff with polyester fibre filling. Join cushion pieces together, adding cushion insert before completing seam.

Panda Yarns

Ph: 1800 337 032 www.pandayarns.com.au

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