Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Striped Raspberry Knitted Cushion Cover



I try to stay away from knitting in the summer, due to the extreme hot weather where I live (over 45 C). But now that it is officially autumn, I started knitting again, and came up with this very simple and vintage looking cushion cover.  



Materials


  • Yarn: Alize/ Superlana, Klasik. Wool 25% acrylic 75%, 3.5 oz. / 100 gram, 306 yd. / 280 mt.

Colors numbers: first cushion: 2 skeins of each: dark cream 01, maroon 57. Second cushion: 2 skeins of each: white 55, violet 111.
  • Knitting needles: 4 mm, US size 6.
  • 3 buttons, 1”/ 2.5 cm diameter, dark cream color for first cushion. violet color for second cushion.
  • Tapestry needle.




Cushion measurements:

Length: 15”/ 40 cm
Width: 15”/ 40 cm




Level: intermediate


Knitting Techniques for the Raspberry Stitch Pattern

K1: knit one stitch
P1: purl one stitch
P3Tog: purl three stitches together
(K1, P1, K1)  into 1 st is shown in tutorial video link Here.


KNITTING PATTERN for the Raspberry Stitch Pattern

number of stitches: Multiple of 4.
Row 1: * (K1, P1, K1) into 1 St, P3Tog *repeat to end.
Row 2: Purl All Stitches.
Row 3: * P3Tog, (K1, P1, K1) into 1 St * repeat to end. 
Row 4: Purl All Stitches.



Making first cover (cream and maroon)

With dark cream color yarn, Cast on 84 st, work 18 rows stocking pattern to make the under band:
Row 1: k 1, p 1, to end.
Row 2: p 1, k 1, to end.

*with dark cream color yarn, Work raspberry pattern 20 rows (5 times), Change to maroon color, Work raspberry pattern 20 rows (5 times).
Repeat from * 3 more times.
With marron color make the second band:
Work 8 rows stocking pattern, then work the next 2 rows to make button holes:

Row 1: 10 st in stocking pattern matching previous row, cast off 3 sts, *27 st in stocking pattern, cast off 3 sts, repeat from * one more time, 11 st in stocking pattern.

Row 2:  11 st in stocking pattern matching previous row, cast on 3 sts, *27 st in stocking pattern, cast on 3 sts, repeat from * one more time, 10 st in stocking pattern.
Work 6 more rows in stocking pattern, cast off.




Finishing the cushion cover

Weave in loose ends, fold the rectangle piece as shown in drawing, sew both sides, and sew buttons in place.

Work the second cushion cover following the instructions starting with the violet color, and changing to white.  


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