The Knitter's Bible: Knitted Afghans & Pillows by Claire Crompton

By Claire Crompton

Combine marvelous colours and textures with 25 trendy designs to create remarkable components on your home

The Knitter's Bible: Afghans & Pillows positive aspects an inspiring number of knitted initiatives to enliven the house, from luxurious afghans and bedspreads to practical cushions and seating. The kinds differ from uncomplicated newbie tasks corresponding to cushions and chunky throws to extra complex bedspreads and textured wall hangings. inside of, you'll:

  • Discover the layout secrets and techniques at the back of each one venture and select colour schemes to include the tasks into your personal inside style
  • Experiment with attention-grabbing gildings, luxurious yarns and easy-to-follow recommendations to easily decorate your home

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5mm) needles and working 1 row in each of yarns A, B, C, D, E, F and G. This table runner is worked in stockinette stitch with garter-stitch borders. Most of the project is worked in one of the seven traditional knitting yarns; these are interspersed with single rows worked in the more unusual media (identified as ‘Braid Row’ in the pattern instructions). The runner is self-fringing; the fringe is made as you work by leaving long tails of yarn at each end of every row. Extra interest is added by threading beads randomly onto sections of the fringe.

Row 15 K10, sl 1wyif. Row 16 K4, sk2po, k3, sl 1wyif. 9 sts. Row 17 K8, sl 1wyif. Row 18 K3, sk2po, k2, sl 1wyif. 7 sts. Row 19 K6, sl 1wyif. Row 20 K2, sk2po, k1, sl 1wyif. 5 sts. Row 21 K4, sl 1wyif. Row 22 K1, sk2po, sl 1wyif. 3 sts. Row 23 K2, sl 1wyif. Row 24 Sk2po. 1 st. Cut yarn and pull through rem st. Diamond 1 (D1) Using size 10½ (7mm) needles and any colour, cast on 25 sts using the cable cast-on method and work as given for Basic Diamond. Diamond 2 (D2) With RS of work facing and using any colour, pick up and knit 13 sts down left edge of D1 and 12 sts up right edge of BD.

Round 22 Using A, *k4, kf&b; rep from * to end. 96 sts. Rounds 23 and 24 Using B, k to end. Round 25 Using A, k to end. Round 26 Using A, *k5, kf&b; rep from * to end. 112 sts. Rounds 27 and 28 Using A, k to end. Bind off loosely. to finish… Sew in all ends neatly. Press according to instructions on ball bands. Insert bolster cushion pad. Sew circular end to bound-off edge of side. The circular shape of the bolster ends is made by increasing stitches at marked points on every fourth row. indd 42 21/2/08 1:38:22 pm purple patch MEASUREMENTS 14in (36cm) diameter GATHER TOGETHER… Materials A 2 x 1¾oz (50g) balls of light-weight (DK) yarn (131yd/120m per ball) in light purple B 1 x 1¾oz (50g) ball of light-weight (DK) yarn (175yd/160m per ball) in dark purple C 2 x 7/8oz (25g) balls of light-weight (DK) metallic yarn (110yd/100m per ball) in purple Cushion pad 14in (36cm) in diameter Needles 1 set of size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles 1 size 6 (4mm) 16in (40cm)-long circular needle GAUGE 22 sts and 28 rows to 4in (10cm) measured over st st (1 row k, 1 row p) using size 6 (4mm) needles and A Knit Note: Yarn C uses two strands together throughout.

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