I’m finished…

Hey there!

I finished my mock cable cushion cover!

It ended up a bit shorter than my other cushion covers I knitted, but once the cushion was put in and I sewed it up, it looked just fine.

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I used 2 balls (320 yards each) of DK yarn.  I double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time and used US size 9 single pointed needles. I casted on 62 stitches and followed the mock cable pattern until I came pretty much to the end of my yarn.

The yarn that I used (and use for just about every project I make!) is Stylecraft Special DK and I purchase it on line at loveknitting.com.

The mock cable pattern was written out in an earlier post.  You can click here to find it!

I was going to start my second matching cushion cover today, but I just found out one of my co-workers is getting married at the end of April and I want to make her a little something.  I will share it once it’s finished!

Happy knitting!

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Almost finished…

Wow! It’s been awhile since I posted anything!

We’ve had a couple of birthdays around here so had some busy weekends and also I’ve started working more.  I work as a part-time administrator at a local greenhouse so of course, in the Spring, we are the busiest!

But, I’ve managed to get in some knitting and am still working away on the cushion cover for my bed. I’m almost finished!  My balls of yarn are near the end and it doesn’t look like I will come even close to the 30″ in length I made my other cushion covers.  I’m only going to finish the balls and then see how it turns out.  There’s a lot of stretch in this pattern so it should be o-kay…I hope! LOL!!

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Well, I’m off to bring my son to guitar and I’m hoping after supper I’ll have time to finish the cushion cover!!

Happy knitting!

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A new stitch pattern…

Hi there!

It’s really snowing and blowing here today so it’s a great day to knit! Well, really every day is a great day to knit, LOL, but more so when the weather is yucky!!

In my last post, I mentioned I wanted to knit some new cushion covers for the throw cushions in my bedroom and wanted something that had a lot of texture.  So, I pulled out my knitting books and found this super easy mock cable stitch!!

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For this stitch pattern, I needed to learn a couple of things I didn’t know – “yo” (yarn over needle) and “psso” (pass slipped stitch over).  You may have already come across these techniques in other knitting patterns, but I never had.  So, I googled them and found some really good YouTube videos that showed me how to do them.

I really like this stitch pattern, so below I have written it out so you can try it too!

Mock Cable

Cast on a multiple of 4 plus 2.

Row 1 (WS): K2, *p2, k2, rep from * across row
Row 2: P2, *k1, yo, k1, p2, rep from * across row
Row 3: K2, *p3, k2, rep from * across row
Row 4: P2, *sl 1, k2, psso both k sts, p2, rep from * across row

Repeat rows 1-4 for pattern.

Happy knitting!

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