Cabled Cushion Cover & Throw
Size Excluding Borders cm in
Cushion Cover 41 x 41 16 x 16
Throw 160 x 160 45.5 x 45.5
Jamie Possum Yarn Claret x 21 50gram balls. Avaliable from www.jamiepossum.com
1 x 41cm (16in) Square Washable Cushion Pad.
Needles Required: 1 pair of 4mm & 4.5mm Knitting Needles. 1 Cable Needle.
Tension: 20 sts and 32 rows to measure 10cm (4in) using 4.5mm needles worked over Garter Stitch.
K – Knit P – Purl st(s) – Stitch(es) Rep – Repeat Cont – Continue Cm – Centimetres mm – Millimetres Rs – Right SideWs – Wrong Side Beg – Begin(ning) Meas – Measures In – Inches
Tog – Together Yfwd- Yarn forward Foll – Following Alt - Alternate
MB – Make Bobble: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1 into next st, turn. P5, turn. K5, turn. P2tog, P1, P2tog, turn. K3tog. Bobble is now completed.
C3L – Cable 3 Left: Slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at front of work, K1 from left hand needle, then K 2 sts from cable needle.
C3R – Cable 3 Right: Slip next st onto a cable needle and leave at back of work, K2 from left hand needle, then K st from cable needle.
T5L – Twist 5 Left: Slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and leave at front of work, K2 from left hand needle, then slip end st back onto left hand needle from cable needle and K this st, then K 2 sts from the cable needle.
NOTE: The figures shown in the rounded brackets are to be worked the number of times stated after the closing bracket.
Patterned Squares (Make 10)
With 4.5mm needles, cast on 97 sts loosely. Work in pattern as follows:
Row 1 (RS) : K4, T5L, (K7, T5L) to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 2: K4, (P5, K7) to last 9 sts, P5, K4.
Row 3: K3, (C3R, K1, C3L, K5) to last 10 sts, C3R, K1, C3L, K3.
Row 4: K3, (P7, K5) to last 10 sts, P7, K3.
Row 5: K2, (C3R, K3, C3L, K3) to last 11 sts, C3R, K3, C3L, K2.
Row 6: K2, (P9, K3) to last 11 sts, P9, K2.
Row 7: K1, (C3R, K5, C3L, K1) to end.
Row 8: K1, (P11, K1) to end.
Row 9: K6, MB, (K3, T5L, K3, MB) to last 6 sts, K6.
Row 10: As Row 8.
Row 11: K1, (C3L, K5, C3R, K1) to end.
Row 12: As Row 6.
Row 13: K2, (C3L, K3, C3R, K3) to last 11 sts, C3L, K3, C3R, K2.
Row 14: As Row 4.
Row 15: K3, (C3L, K1, C3R, K5) to last 10 sts, C3L, K1, C3R, K3.
Row 16: As Row 2.
The last 16 rows form the pattern, Cont in pattern until work meas 39.5cm (15.5in) ending with a WS row. Cast off in pattern loosely.
Garter Stitch Square (Make 1)
With 4.5mm needles cast on 81 sts and work in Garter Stitch throughout until work meas 39.5cm (15.5 in) ending with a WS row. Cast off knitwise.
To Make Up
Pin four pattern squares together 3 x 3 to make a large square, making sure to match the pattern. Now backstitch the squares together on the WS.
Pin the cast on edges of one patterned square and one garter stitch squares together, join edge. Pin row ends together leaving cast off edges open. Sew as pinned. Turn RS out and insert the cushion pad. Sew Cast off edges together.
Zig – Zag Border
With 4mm needles cast on 4 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, yfwd, K2.
Row 2 and every foll alt row: Knit.
Row 3: K3, yfwd, K2.
Row 5: K2, yfwd, K2tog, yfwd, K2.
Row 7: K3, yfwd, K2tog, yfwd, K2.
Row 8: Cast off 4sts, K to end.
Rept these 8 rows until the straight edge of the border fits around the edges of the cushion cover ending with Row 8 of pattern. Then cast off Knitwise. Pin edging, sew as pinned.
Work another zig – zag border to fit along the edges of the throw ending with Row 8 of pattern. Then cast off Knitwise. Pin edging, then sew as pinned.
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