Friday, October 7, 2011

A Knitted Hexagon Cushion Pattern!!!

Okay, here we go, the pattern I have been promising. With this pattern, the hexagon is taller than it is wide but I have found the proportions look a little better (to me) this way. Because they are worked in strips it doesn't impact on the way they fit together but if you are of the school where all sides must be equal, work on a 12 stitch to 24 stitch ratio rather than the 10 stitch to 24 stitch that I have used below - if you do this you should knit five full hexies and one half hexie (which will make sense when you read the whole pattern). Leave any questions or queries in the comment section and I will do my best to answer them.

This pattern will make roughly a 40cm x 40cm square when using 4mm needles and 8ply wool. Of course, it all comes down to you though so experiment away with bigger/smaller needles and fatter/thinner wool. Let me know how you go!

k - knit

p - purl

kfb - knit front and back of stitch.

s1, k1 psso - slip 1, knit 1 pass stitch over.

k2tog - knit 2 together

Cast on 10 stitches.

Knit to the end of the row.

Increase side.

Row 1. p to the end of the row.

Row 2. kfb in first stitch, k to the second last stitch, kfb into the last stitch.

Repeat rows 1. and 2. until there are 24 stitches.

Decrease side

Row 1. p to the end of the row.

Row 2. k1,s1, k1, psso, k to the third stitch from the end, k2tog, k1.

Repeat rows 1. and 2. until there are 10 stitches.

*Change colour on the purl row and repeat the increase and decrease instructions three more times. It is quite good to leave a reasonable tail when changing colour as they are very handy to sew the strips together with.

*To finish the strip so it can form a square, follow the increase instructions until there are 24 stitches. Purl one row and then cast off.

*Repeat the instructions until you have knitted 6 - 7 strips depending on your tension (I knitted six strips and then after sewing them together, gently stretched when pressing with an iron) to make a square shape. Sew strips together and gently press.

Good luck!!!!


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