Holly & Ivy by Pat Menchini

Holly & Ivy

November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on 4mm needles (US6)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
976 yards (892 m)
40 cm x 40 cm (15.75in x 15.75in)
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This cushion, with its holly and ivy leaves and knitted berries, has a wintry feel. The green and white colorwork on the front is paired with a plain purple back.

Knitters can choose to work the front in intarsia or it could be worked in fair isle method if you prefer. Or, if you wish, in a combination of the two.

after knitting the holly panel (center section) and the two ivy panels for the sides, the back is worked as a single piece and the sections are sewn together with mattress stitch. the front and back are joined on 3 sides and a zipper is added on one edge. The cushion is 40cm square.

Colors: # skeins

A Aran 2 skeins
B Bottle 1 skeins
C Scarlet 1 skeins
D Magenta 3 skeins