A Sunflower Pincushion to Knit by Heather Vaughan Lee

A Sunflower Pincushion to Knit

Knitting
October 2019
Lace ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 2 inches
in garter stitch; exact gauge is not critical for this project
US 0 - 2.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
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Heather Vaughan Lee adapted a pattern in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 3, for her stellar knitted pincushion.

Materials

  • Treenway Silks Kiku, 100% spun bombyx silk yarn, laceweight, 1,100 yard (1,005.8 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein each of #403 Mexican Chocolate and #201 Golden Aspen
  • Needles, size 0 (2.0 mm) steel or wooden double pointed
  • Tapestry needle
  • Silk fabric, Brown
  • Sharp-point sewing needle
  • Sewing thread to match silk fabric
  • Cardboard
  • Batting
  • Felt, dark color

Finished size: 5½ inches (14.0 cm) in diameter

Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 2 inches (5.1 cm) in garter stitch; exact gauge is not critical for this project