Cables, Twists, Leaves and Knitting Belles.
We were all of these things at last weekends fabulous ‘Knitting with Texture’ workshop held at Castaway Yarns.
The Small Scented Cushion pattern is a great guide to knitting with texture and includes knitting patterns for three small textured cushions.
Cabled, Twisted Rib and Garden Plot.
Cables, Twists and Leaves add texture to knitting and are a lot easier than they first appear.
Cables are formed by working the stitches out of order by slipping half the stitches onto a cable needle (a small double pointed needle) and holding at the back or the front of the work dependent on the pattern. The second group of stitches are then worked, followed by the stitches on the cable needle
The twisted rib stitch was originally used in the 18th century and involves knitting into the back and front of alternate stitches creating a textured rib.
The stitch numbers for the Garden Plot (Leaf) pattern don’t remain constant from row to row. Increasing the stitches in one row and then decreasing on subsequent rows forming the bold leaf shape that stands out in relief.
The Garden Plot pattern is written for four small triangles, which create a 6 inch square when sewn together.
Great pattern for a larger patchwork cushion, baby blanket or bag:)
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Small Scented Cushions
Each cushion measures just 6" x 6" and takes very small quantity of DK yarn.
Using a small quantity of polyester toy filling and a few drops of your favourite perfume on the filling, they make wonderful gifts.
I've placed mine on my desk in the studio.
They also make a drawer smell beautiful, although it seems a shame to hide them away!
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