Cush Job by Barbara Benson

Cush Job

March 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
800 - 840 yards (732 - 768 m)
20" / 51 cm square
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Mosaic & Lace Knits is an introduction to a technique that I have been developing over several years that brings colorwork into lace using slip stitches. Handling only one strand of yarn at a time, no carrying along the row or stranding, allows development of colorwork patterns without any floats running behind your work and obscuring your lace.

The fancy side of this pillow features a hexagonal pattern created by combining the manipulation of the slipped stitches with the distortion caused by spacing increases and their decreases apart. If you were to work this lace without the colorwork, you might not believe that the hexagons were possible. On the flip side, i chose a simple, solid mosaic
pattern to provide a styling option for your home.

You will need a pillow form to stuff into the finished knitting and it is grafted using the mattress stitch.

If you would like to see this piece in action you can watch the pattern tour video on my YouTube channel Watch Barbara Knit.

The sample used the colors Peacock and Aquarium.