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Home comforts Craft work ■■ Cast on 64 sts. ■■ Row 1: [Yo, k2, pass yo over the k2] ■■ to end. ■■ Row 2: Purl. ■■ Row 3: K1, [yo, k2, pass yo over the k2] to last st, k1. ■■ Row 4: Purl. ■■ Rep rows 1–4 until knitting measures 70cm. ■■ Cast off. To make up ■■ Weave in all loose ends. Wash the knit gently by hand until it is felted to the desired degree. Leave to dry. ■■ As the pillow is intended to sit on the floor, I chose a hardwearing canvas fabric for the back. Cut the fabric 1cm larger than the knitted panel to allow for fraying. ■■ Right sides together, pin the fabric to the knitted panel. Taking a 1.5cm seam allowance on the knitted panel, sew around three sides using a sewing machine, or by hand using backstitch. ■■ Turn cover right side out and insert pillow pad. Hand-sew final side closed with slipstitch.

Abbreviations approx approximately

rev st st reverse stocking stitch

alt

RH right-hand

alternate; alternatively

beg begin(s)(ning)

RS

right side

C4B cable four stitches (or number stated) back

sc

single crochet

sl2p

slip 2 stitches purlwise

sl st

slip stitch

C4F cable four stitches (or number stated) front ch

chain

cm centimetres cont continue dc

double crochet

DK

double knitting

skpo slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over sk2po slip one stitch, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over sppo slip 1, purl 1, pass slipped stitch over

g gram(s)

ssk slip one stitch, slip one stitch, knit the slipped stitches together

inc increase

st(s) stitch(es)

k knit

st st

stocking stitch

Felting This yarn will felt very easily, so by washing it by hand you can really control the desired result.

k2tog knit two stitches (or number stated) together

tog

together

tr

treble crochet

WS

wrong side

To felt: plunge the knitting into a bowl of hot water and rub it vigorously against itself. Dunk it in and out of the water several times and make sure you rub evenly across the knitting.

m meters

wyb

with yarn at back

wyf

with yarn in front

yo

yarn over

Every so often, plunge the knitting into a bowl of cold water, which encourages felting. Continue in this way until you are happy with the result.

LH left-hand

m1

make 1 stitch

mm millimetres p purl p2tog purl two stitches (or number stated) together rem remain(ing) rep repeat

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