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70's Retro oder: für'n Ar...
February 9 2014
March 1 2014
Project info
70's Retro oder: für'n Ar...
my own
Machine Knitting
40 cm x 40 cm
Tools and equipment
Brother KH830
Ribber KR850
WollService Lacotta
26 skeins = 4159.9 yards (3803.8 meters), 1300 grams

Our dining-room-seats plus an additional Thonet swing chair needed some refreshing. The felted cushion covers will have to wait until next winter, if not longer. The pattern reminds me on prints on curtains and wall-papers of the 70’s which celebrate their revival nowadays.

I still have a lot of Lacotta yarn in 13 colors and recycling is one of my hobbies. So I used the punchcard I made for Surf once again.

For each cushion I worked a long stripe twice as long as the cushion inlet and added another 20cm for the overlap of the hotel flap closure.
The wavy pattern is placed exactly in the center of the wrapper.

  • started with e-wrapping and 1/1 ribbing, 10 rows
  • depending on your gauge, take one of the two main colors and knit until pattern is to be placed
  • put main color in feeder B and contrasting color in feeder A for punchcard pattern
  • repeat pattern as often as you like ending with main color 2
  • knit to end with MC2
  • Change to ribbing, 10 rows
  • I did this Bind-Off, the result is the best I know for edges that have to stay fixed

Stranded knitting reduces in width so there is a difference in tension between single stockinette and stranded knitting.
Hint: make two gauge test samples, one for the stockinette part, one for stranded knitting. Compare and choose right tension.
I took MT10 for stranded and MT9 for stockinette, MT5 for ribbing.

Thanks for sharing, Diana.

Oh, the German name! It’s to be taken literally :-)

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February 9 2014
March 1 2014
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by WollService
Cotton, Wool
160 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: February 24, 2014
  • Finished: March 1, 2014
  • Updated: March 2, 2014
  • Progress updates: 4 updates