Friday, August 1, 2008

Knitted Star Pincushion Pattern

I saw Linda, today (08/23/08), at the Dutchess County Fair (we taught at the Hands on Knitting in the Wool Room) and she had this great idea for this pattern:
Knit it in a cotton (like Lily's Sugar and Cream yarn) and make dishcloths.
Groovy idea, Linda. Thanks!

Knitted Star Pincushion

This pattern is in Garter Stitch
Cast on an even number of stitches – for the purposes of this pattern:
CO 12
Knit the next row (1 ridge made)

Row 1(Right Side) – K1, M1, knit to the last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
Row 2 (Wrong Side) – Knit

Repeat these 2 rows until there are 12 ridges, total (if you have cast on a different number of stitches – you will work the same number of ridges as the number of stitches you cast on.)
Bind Off – first motif made.
Next Motif and all following motifs:

With RS facing, pick up 12 stitches – one stitch in each of the 12 ridges –
Knit the next row then repeat the 2 Pattern rows (above), again until the 12 ridges have been made. Bind off Continue in this manner until there are 6 motifs, forming a star. Join the final motif to the first motif by sewing a seam. To make the pincushion (or a small pillow) - Make two stars, sew together, leave an opening for stuffing and stuff. Draw the centers together by stitching a button on each side.
Bible verse for this afternoon:
"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him?" Psalm 8:3, 4 (NIV)