Knitted Cushion in Honeycomb Stitch
What a delightful Xmas or birthday present this pretty cushion would make. There are many other uses the same stitch may be put to such as Pram or Cot Covers, Afghans, Footstool, Pouffe or Hassock Covers.
We give directions for working a cushion top about twenty-two inches square. Should a larger (or smaller) article be required add (or subtract) 9 stitches for every 1¼ inches of difference, the pattern being divisible by 9 and 2 over. The original was worked in green and brown, the border and honeycomb being brown, and the background green. If desired it may be carried out in one color for either pram or cot covers, using Sports wool and No. 8 needles
Materials Required for Cushion
2 ozs. dark brown 4 ply
2 ozs. light green 4 ply
1 pair No 9/3.75mm/US 5 needles
Note: Due to the size of the needles used I am assuming that the wool used is similar to today's 8 ply or dk weight yarn.
Using dark wool and cast on 150 stitches.
Work 15 rows Moss stitch
Row 1: (K1, P1)
Row 2: (P1, K1)
As the number of stitches given is an even number care must be taken that Moss stitches come in alternate positions or you will end up with a k1 p1 rib instead.
Commence Pattern (right side of work)
1st Row: Using brown work 11 sts in Moss st. Join in green * K7 green, slip 2 brown *. Repeat from * to * 13 times more, K2. Using brown work 11 sts in Moss st. Turn.
2nd Row: Using brown work 11 sts in Moss st. Purl 2 green * Slip 2 brown (same two as were slipped in previous row). Purl 7 *. Repeat from * to * 13 times more. Using brown work 11 sts in Moss st. Turn.
3rd and 5th Rows: Same as 1st Row.
4th and 6th Rows: Same as 2nd Row.
7th, 8th and 10th Rows: Using brown work 11 sts in Moss st. Knit across to border. Moss 11 sts. Turn.
9th Row: Using brown work 11 sts in Moss st. Purl across to border. Moss 11 sts. Turn.
11th Row: Using brown work 11 sts in Moss st. Join in green, K2, * slip 2 brown, K7 green *. Repeat from * to * 13 times more. Using brown, work 11 sts in Moss st. Turn.
12th Row: Using brown work 11 sts in Moss st.
* Purl 7 green, slip 2 brown * repeat from * to * 13
times more. Using brown work 11 sts in Moss st.
13th and 15th Rows: Same as 11th Row.
14th and 16th Rows: Same as 12th Row.
17th, 18th and 20th Rows: Using dark wool work 11 sts in Moss st. Knit across pattern to border. Moss 11 sts.
19th Row: Using brown work 11 sts in Moss st. Purl across to border. Moss 11 sts. Turn.
These 20 rows complete the pattern. Repeat these 20 rows until the knitting is 1½ inches away from being square, ending with row 6 or 16. Finish off with 15 rows in Moss st.
Press very lightly on wrong side of knitting.
Prepare well filled cushion and slipstitch the top on allowing Moss st border to extend.
If desired a corresponding side may be worked, omitting the Moss st border, and slipstitching the pattern edges neatly together.
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