Dewberry Hassock by Barbara Benson

Dewberry Hassock

March 2018
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 8 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1600 - 1728 yards (1463 - 1580 m)
16" high x 26" circ, 40.5 x 60 cm
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Knit entirely in the round this is a super fun pouf, ottoman, footstool, whatever you’d like to call it! The colorwork is slip stitch mosaic style so it is much easier than it looks, you’re only ever working with one color at a time.

You will be holding two strands of yarn at the same time throughout the pattern so it works up more quickly than the yardage would imply. For the “base” color you hold the same solid color double and when the color comes in you hold a solid with a variegated to create the beautiful dewberry flower motif.

You will need 6 balls of the base color (about 1,200 yards/1,100 m). Then you will need 2 balls of the solid contrast and 2 balls of the variegated contrast, which comes to about 380 yards/ 348 m apiece.

I chose to use an acrylic blend yarn because of the end use for this type of item, I recommend steam blocking the colorwork before you get to the stuffing stage.

Needle: 47” (119 mm) cable length for the circular. You can use this long circular needle for the entirety of this project, magic looping when necessary. If you do not care for the magic loop technique you can use whichever method of knitting in the round that suits you. You can knit with two circulars or switch to and from DPNs as needed for your knitting style.

Notions: 12 stitch markers (one distinctly different for end of round), tapestry needle, stuffing of your choice.

The instructions can be worked entirely from written or you can use a chart for the colorwork.

This pattern is also available in kit form from Craftsy. Check it out here.