Spectrum Pincushion by Vickie Square

Spectrum Pincushion

February 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter st.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.25 mm (D)
1104 yards (1009 m)
2½" tall and 10" around (stuffed).
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Vicki Square

A tiny version of the Spectrum Pouf, the Spectrum Pincushion is a quick way to practice short-rows before venturing into a more complicated or larger project. The pincushion is the perfect way to explore the different short-row techniques described in “On Short-Rows” with Bristol Ivy in this issue.

Finished Size 2½“ tall and 10” around (stuffed).

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Sport (100% wool; 184 yd 168 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #305S impasse yellow (A), #N54S orange you glad (B), #N46S red fox (C), #205S regal purple (D), #116S blue boy (E), and #112S elf green (F), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): straight and two double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; polyester fiberfill; tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 36 rows = 4” in garter st.