Pulse by Carol Meldrum


January 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
984 yards (900 m)
Before felting: 43cm x 43cm (17in x 17in) After felting: 40cm x 40cm (15
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CAROL MELDRUM’S cushion cover design features a pattern of raised ridges, worked in a sequence of vibrant stripes. Each ridge is created by working a small group of stitches separately in a contrast colour, then joining together these stitches with those of the background fabric. The cushion is felted after knitting, to give a firmer fabric, so it’s crucial to use a feltable yarn for this project. Carol has chosen Lopi’s Léttlopi aran-weight Icelandic wool. It’s great value, and comes in a huge range of colours.

Lopi Léttlopi (Aran weight; 100% wool; 100m/110yds per 50g ball)
A Golden Heather (9426); 4 x 50g balls
Plus 1 x 50g ball of each:
B Apricot (1704); C Crimson Red (9434);
D Royal Fuchsia (1705); E Lapis Blue Heather
(1403); F Glacier Blue Heather (1404)

1 pair 5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles
1 pair 5.5mm (UK 5/US 9) knitting needles
Locking stitch markers
5 x 2.5cm buttons
Scrap of non-feltable yarn
Rubber gloves for felting
40cm square cushion pad