Friday, 29 July 2011

Fo Friday #6

My first Pattern

So I decided after all the encouragement I recieved last week for my cushion, I would try and write down a pattern for it and then if anyone wanted to they could have a go themselves! This unfortunately means that this week's finished object is a little bit of a cheat but hopefully you wont mind!


I used UK size 4 needles and baby wool for the main body and then just dk for the band and the bow. I also used two colours but you could just use one or lots! You could probably use any yarn as well (but use the size needle suggested for yarn) as the stitch pattern is just stocking stitch. So here's what I did

Main Body
Cast on 60 sts
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Continue until desired length (I made mine 52cm)
Finish on a K row
Cast off

You should now have a long piece of knitting measuring 26cm wide 52cm long (if following my measurements)

Band
Cast on 120 sts
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Continue until desired length (I made mine 4.5cm)
Finish on a K row
Cast off

You should now have a piece of knitting measuring 52cm wide 4.5cm long (again if following my measurments)

Bow
Cast on 40 sts
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Continue until double the length you made the band (ie, if you made the band 4.5cm long then you bow should be 9cm)
Finish on a K row
Cast off

You should now have a peice of knitting measuring 8cm wide 9cm long (again if you are following my measurments)

To make up
Weave in all your ends
Fold the body section in half, length ways, so you should have a piece measuring around 26cm. Sew up the sides of the body.
Now pin the band arond the body (try to get it as straight as possible). Once happy with the positioning sew onto the body. (As I made the body in lemon and the band in white I stiched the band on with lemon for a contrasting look, the choice is up to you though)
Now fold the bow in half lenght ways (like with the body) and sew up the sides and the bottom
Get some yarn and start wrapping it around the middle of the bow until you are happy with the look (again I used lemon on the white bow as I thought it looked good)
Now pin the bow to the band and when happy with the positioning sew the ends of the bow to the band (I only attached the ends as I thought this was secure enough and gave me the look I wanted)
Now you can stuff yourcushion and sew up the bottom.

Ta da! You should now have a lovely knitted bow cushion!

Please feel free to amend any section (or all) and please let me know if you see any mistakes, As this is my first go at writing down a pattern I may have missed something or got something wrong, so please let me know. Also if you decide to make one let me know how you get on as I would love to see it!

I'm off to go and have a look at some other Fo's at Tami's blog! See you there!

22 comments:

  1. Your first pattern! Well done! I'm not so good at making up a pattern, I can take someone's and modify it to suit my needs but not coming up with something completely unique! Congratulations!

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  2. I bet this looks beautiful. Great job on your first written pattern!

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  3. Not a cheat at all!!! Congrats on the pattern writing - don't you feel great?!

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  4. Congrats on your first pattern.. maybe you should make a PDF out of this and put it up on Ravelry. :-)

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  5. A first-written-pattern totally counts as an FO (and is really exciting, too!). If I could knit, I would be casting on one of these right this second. :)

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  6. I've been admiring your cushion; thanks for taking the time to write it up!

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  7. Congratulations! thanks for sharing.

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  8. You should add a picture of the cushion to this post so other people coming here know what it looks like. :)

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  9. Well done on the cushion pattern! I'm cheating by posting a pattern today, we can sit in the corner together!

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  10. Perfect! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us!

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  11. Congrats! Your first pattern is always so exciting!

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  12. Congrats on your first pattern!

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  13. Congratulations on your first pattern and kudos for sharing!

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Congratulations on your first pattern! That definitely counts as an FO! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Well done on publishing your first pattern - the first of many, I hope!

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  16. Congratulations on being brave enough to write your own pattern to share with others - it is exciting trying new things!

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  17. Well done on your first pattern! I'm no knitter (and also no follower of patterns!) but I'm sure a huge number of people will welcome this! x

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  18. BEautiful. Not that I understand knitting patterns, but how cool to have one out there! :)

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  19. Well done, it always feels good to do new things and get them right.

    Jan x

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  20. Congratulations on writing your first pattern which can't have been easy. Sadly, I don't knit but followed your post without problem up until the words 'Main Body'!!

    Ali x

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  21. Well done on writing your pattern. Unfortunately i am not a knitter :( but still very impressed in your work

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  22. Well done for the pattern, wish I knew how to read them! Looks lovely.
    LH
    x

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