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nitalongExCLUSivE:PArT 1Moonlight CushionThis richly textured and beaded cushion by Sarah Hattonshimmers in shades of silver, grey and kingfisher blueKNITALONGS are so enjoyable. Whetherit’s a knitting club all working on thesame project, or knitters in differentplaces following a pattern and sharingtheir experiences, knitalongs are a greatway to learn from one another. Our newproject exclusively for subscribers is awonderful cushion knitalong, designedfor us by Sarah Hatton. Not only willthose who take part create a beautifulcushion, they’ll also be able to getone-to-one advice and tips from Sarahand other participants, via our Ravelrygroup (see details below). This month,we bring you the first part of the pattern,with three more instalments to follow.ParT 1BLoCk 1 (CEnTrE FronT)Thread 148 beads onto yarn A.Using 4mm needles and yarn A, cast on52 sts.Next row (WS): Work across chart row 24,reading stitches from left to right.Next row (RS): Work across chart row 1,reading stitches from right to left.Continue to work as set, until 75 patternrows have been worked in total, endingwith chart row 2 and RS facing for nextrow.Cast off in patt.BLoCkS 2 anD 3 (SIDE CEnTrE FronT)Stripe SequenceRow 1 (RS): Using yarn C, knit.Row 2: Using yarn C, purl.Rows 3 and 4: Using 1 end each of yarnsD and E, knit.Row 5: Using yarn A, knit.Row 6: Using yarn A, purl.Rows 7 and 8: Using 2 ends of yarn B, knit.These 8 rows set stripe sequence.**Using 3.25mm needle and yarn B helddouble, pick up 50 sts along first side ofcentre panel.Row 1 (WS): Knit.Change to 4mm needles and startingwith row 1, work 30 rows in StripeSequence, ending with row 6 and RSfacing for next row.Cast off.Repeat from **, picking up the stitchesalong the second side of the centrepanel. vBLoCkInG DIaGraM - FronTBLoCk 4BLoCk 1BLoCkS 2 & 3BLoCk 2BLoCk 1BLoCk 3KnitalongDo join us and knit along on Ravelry, where Sarah Hattonwill be popping by to offer advice and answer queriesabout the pattern. www.ravelry.com/groups/the-knitterBLoCk 5The Knitter 36 Issue 21TKN21.knitalong 103630/6/10 3:40:3 pm


subscriberexclusiveSIZEFinished cushion cover will fita 40cm (16in) cushion pad24222018161412108642Chart50242220181614121086424550454040353530For stockists and abbreviations, see p91chartChart3025252020The blend of luxuriousyarns and beads makesthis cushion shimmer15151051023211917151311975315YarnRowan Puresilk DK (DK weight; 100% silk;125m/50g balls)A Tranquil (156) 2 x 50g ballsRowan Kidsilk Haze (70% kid mohair,30% silk; 210m/25g balls)B Trance (582) 2 x 25g balls23D Smoke (605) 1 x 25g ballRowan Pima 21 Cotton DK (DK weight;100% pima cotton; 130m/50g balls)19C Peppercorn (065) 1 x 50g ballRowan Shimmer 17 (Light 4ply weight; 60%cupro, 40%15polyester; 175m/25g balls)E Titanium (093) 1 x 25g ball13YArn NoTES11Yarn B is used held doubled throughout.1 end each9of yarns D and E are used heldtogether 7throughout.5NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES1 pair 4mm 3 (UK 8/US 6) knitting needlesCable needle (cn)11 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knittingneedles1 set 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) double pointedneedles (DPNs)Debbie Abrahams Beads Size 6Turquoise 1 x 500 bead packSewing needle3 buttons, approx. 200mmTension25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm over Block 1pattern using yarn A and 4mm needles.keyKeyK on RS, P on WSP on RS, K on WSPlace beadSlip next st to cn, hold at backof work, K2, then K1 from cnSlip next 2 sts to cn, hold at frontof work, K1, then K2 from cnSlip next st to cn, hold at backof work, K2, then P1 from cnSlip next 2 sts to cn, hold at frontof work, P1, then K2 from cnSlip next 2 sts to cn, hold at backof work, K1, then K2 from cnSlip next st to cn, hold at frontof work, K2, then K1 from cnSl next 3 sts to cn, hold at backof work, K2 then P1, K2 from cnThe Knitter 37 Issue 21TKN21.knitalong 103730/6/10 3:40:5 pm

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