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EXCLUSIVE:Part 1MysteryCushionDebbie Abrahams presents the first part of herthird cushion pattern, for subscribers onlyWe’ve loved bringing you two ofDebbie Abrahams’ cushion designsalready, and now we’re delighted to bringyou a third. In each of the next four issueswe’ll show you how to knit a section ofthe cushion, revealing how they all fittogether to create a whole in Issue 16.The front panel is knitted in five blocksthat are pieced together to create onepanel. The back panel is knitted in twohalves with an upper back panel and alower back panel. The upper back panel isknitted in five blocks that are piecedtogether to create one block with anadditional edging for the buttonhole band.The cushion cover is fastened by fivebuttons across the back.This month, we bring you patterns forthree of those front panel blocks, plusyarn, needle and equipment requirementsfor the whole project.FRONT PANELBlock 1Thread beads onto yarn A in the followingsequence:7 white, 1 green, 2 white, 1 green, 2 white,2 green, 2 white, 2 green, 2 white,1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 2 white, 1 green,1 white, 1 green, 2 white, 1 green,2 white, 1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 2 white,1 green, 1 white, 1 green, 2 white,2 green, 2 white, 2 green, 2 white, 1 green,2 white, 1 green, 7 white.Rep the above bead threading but use bluebeads in place of green.Rep the above bead threading once morewith white and green beads.Cast on 23 sts using 3mm needles andyarn A.Rows 1-25: Beg with a RS row, work chartrows 1-25.Rows 26-48: Beg with a WS row and usingthe intarsia technique, work chart rows26-48.Rows 49-73: Beg with a RS row, rep chartrows 1-25.Rows 74-96: Beg with a WS row, repchart rows 26-48.Rows 97-121: Beg with a RS row, rep chartrows 1-25.Cast off sts purlwise with WS facingtowards you.FRONT PANELBlock 3Thread beads onto yarn B in the followingsequence:7 white, 1 pink, 2 white, 1 pink, 2 white,2 pink, 2 white, 2 pink, 2 white, 1 pink,1 white, 1 pink, 2 white, 1 pink, 1 white,1 pink, 2 white, 1 pink, 2 white, 1 pink,1 white, 1 pink, 2 white, 1 pink, 1 white,1 pink, 2 white, 2 pink, 2 white, 2 pink,2 white, 1 pink, 2 white, 1 pink, 7 white.Rep the above bead threading but usegreen beads in place of pink.Rep the above bead threading once morewith white and pink beads.Rows 74-96: Beg with a WS row, repchart rows 26-48.Rows 97-121: Beg with a RS row, rep chartrows 1-25.Cast off sts purlwise with WS facingtowards you.FRONT PANELBlock 5Work as for Block 1. vCast on 23 sts using 3mm needles andyarn B.Rows 1-25: Beg with a RS row, work chartrows 1-25.Rows 26-48: Beg with a WS row and usingthe intarsia technique, work chart rows26-48.Rows 49-73: Beg with a RS row, rep chartrows 1-25. Blocks 1 + 5 Block 3The Knitter 44 Issue ThirteenTKN13.mystery 1044The Knitter PB February 200923/11/09 3:23:38 pm


10540393837363534333231302928272625242322211 19 2 3 4205181716151413121110987YARN6Rowan 5 Siena (100% mercerised cotton;140m/50g balls)43A Flounce (662) 1 x 50g ball2B Mariner 1 (672) 1 x 50g ballC Chilli (666)2 x 50g ballsD Grasshopper (663) 1 x 50g ballE Black (674) 1 x 50g ballF White (651) 1 x 50g ballBEADSDebbie Abrahams Beads Size 6 in packs of50033Subscriber exclusive Mystery CushionWhite beads (334) 1 x packGreen beads (49) 1 x packBlue beads (46) 1 x packPink beads (207) 1 x packBlack beads (748) 1 x packRed beads (38) 1 x packSIZEThe finished cushion cover will accommodate a35cm x 30cm (14in x 12in) cushion insert.Each front panel block measures approx. 7cm x28cm (3in x 11in).NEEDLES1 pair 2.25mm (size 13/US 1) knitting needles1 pair 3mm (size 11/US 2-3) knitting needles1 set 3mm 20 (size 11/US 15 2-3) double 10 pointed 5needles (DPNs)Cable needle (cn)ACCESSORIESSewing-up needle (blunt ended)Fine sewing needleSewing thread39373531292725Black 23medium-sized round buttons x 5 (forfastening) 21TENSION 1928 sts 17 and 38 rows to 10cm measured overstocking stitch using Siena and 3mmneedles1513Abbreviations11Place bead (RS): Take yarn between needlesto the 9 other side of the work, slide a beadup the yarn so that it is sitting close to the7needle, slip the next stitch purlwise, takethe 5yarn between the needles again so thatit is back to where it started.31If you’re enjoying the Debbie Abrahamsmystery cushion series, have a browsethrough Debbie’s own website,www.debbieabrahams.com, for moreof her designs. You can also buy kits,buttons and beads, including thebeads used in our mystery cushions.For stockists and abbreviations, see p90ChartsFront panel - Blocks 1 and Front panel - Block 3Front panel chart: Block 1 and Front 5 panel chart: Block 1 and 5Front panel chart: Block 3 Front panel chart: Block 348 484848Yarn A4747474746464646454545 Yarn B 45444444444343434342424242Yarn C4141414140404040Yarn D3939393938383838373737 Place bead: 37white363636363535353534343434Place bead:333333green, rows331-2532323232313131 blue, rows 31 49-7330303030292929 green, rows 2997-121282828282727272726262626Place bead:25252524242424pink, rows 1-25232323 green, rows 2349-7322222222212121 pink, rows 97-121202020201919191918181818171717171616161615151515141414141313131312121212111111111010101099998888777766665555444433332222111120 15 10 20 5 15 10 520 15 10 20 5 15 10 5keyKeyThe Knitter 45 Issue ThirteenTKN13.mystery 104523/11/09 3:23:39 pm

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