How To Machine Knit Cushions

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Got a knitting machine and learnt the basics but not sure what to do now? Then why not create these amazing cushions by Katie Barber. They are made using DK yarn and can be knitted on our Silver Reed knitting machine.

How To Machine Knit Cushions

 

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Pattern Key for Pattern A, B and C

  • Each row and square on pattern represents one row of knitting and one stitch (needle).
  • X – Move stitch onto next needle to the right, keep existing needle in action.
  • O – Move stitch onto next needle to the left, keep existing needle in action.

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Cushion Design 1 – Simple Stripe

Cushion Back Bottom

Cast on 114 needles in a contrasting colour, and knit a few rows.

Switch to Neon (Colour A). Knit 8 rows, switch to looser tension and knit another two rows, tighten tension again and knit another 8 rows.

Pick up first row of stitches in Neon (Colour A) and hook back up onto needles currently in action.

Switch to Lilac (Colour E) and knit 96 rows.

Cushion Front

See Pattern A.

Cushion Back Top

In Lilac (Colour E) knit 96 rows.

Switch to Neon (Colour A). Knit 8 rows, switch to looser tension and knit another two rows, tighten tension again and knit another 8 rows.

Pick up first row of stitches in Neon (Colour A) and hook back up onto needles currently in action.

Knit 1 row in Neon (Colour A).

Cast off.

Pattern A

Cushion Design 2 – Stripe and Check

Cushion Back Bottom

Cast on 114 needles in a contrasting colour, and knit a few rows.

Switch to Lilac (Colour E). Knit 8 rows, switch to looser tension and knit another two rows, tighten tension again and knit another 8 rows.

Pick up first row of stitches in Lilac (Colour E) and hook back up onto needles currently in action.

Switch to Iced Pink (Colour B) and knit 96 rows.

Cushion Front

See Pattern B.

Cushion Back Top

Switch to Iced Pink (Colour B) and knit 96 rows.

Switch to Lilac (Colour E). Knit 8 rows, switch to looser tension and knit another two rows, tighten tension again and knit another 8 rows.

Pick up first row of stitches in Lilac (Colour E) and hook back up onto needles currently in action.

Knit 1 row in Lilac (Colour E).

Cast off.

Pattern B

Cushion Design 3 – Horizontal and Vertical Stripe

Cushion Back Bottom

Cast on 114 needles in a contrasting colour, and knit a few rows.

Switch to White (Colour D). Knit 8 rows, switch to looser tension and knit another two rows, tighten tension again and knit another 8 rows.

Pick up first row of stitches in White (Colour D) and hook back up onto needles currently in action.

Switch to Bluebell (Colour C) and knit 96 rows.

Cushion Front

See Pattern C.

Cushion Back Top

Switch to Bluebell (Colour C) and knit 96 rows.

Switch to White (Colour D). Knit 8 rows, switch to looser tension and knit another two rows, tighten tension again and knit another 8 rows.

Pick up first row of stitches in White (Colour D) and hook back up onto needles currently in action.

Knit 1 row in Lilac (Colour E).

Cast off.

Pattern C

Making Up

Fold knitting (cushion) around cushion pad, so that the wrong sides of the knitting are together. Laying the top of the back over the bottom just below the hem pinning in place.

Crochet up the left and right seam of the cushion using Neon (Colour A) for First Cushion Design, Lilac (Colour E) for Second Cushion Design and White (Colour D) for Third Cushion Design.

  • I have chosen to make the seams of the cushion visible, but if an invisible seam is preferred this can be created by following the same process, just pinning the right sides of the knitting together

 

Evenly space and attach plastic snap fastenings along the wrong side of top back hem. Then sew a self-cover button on the right side of top back hem above each one.

  • Each self-cover button I have covered with scraps of knitting, cut to size: Iced Pink (Colour B) for First Cushion Design, Neon (Colour A) for Second Cushion Design and Lilac (Colour E) for Third Cushion Design.

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