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White Flower Pillow by DROPS Design

Round cushion with lace pattern, worked in the round in DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk.

DROPS Design: Pattern no z-792
Yarn group A + A or C
Measurements: For a round cushion of 40 cm or more in diameter.
Materials (for the cushion with a diameter of 40 cm):
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
200 g colour 100, off white
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
75 g colour 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 6 MM – or the size needed to get 15 stitches and 30 rows garter stitch with 1 strand of each quality (= 2 strands) on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

CUSHION 40 cm in diameter – or desired size.

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pattern type: pillows, pattern/technique: lace, leaf pattern, shape: circle,

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RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagram A.1.

Is worked in 2 similar parts which are sewn together at the end.
The piece is worked in the round in a circle on double pointed needles. Change to circular needle when the number of stitches is sufficient.

Cast on 8 stitches with 2 strands Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 3 strands) and divide them on 4 double pointed needles size 6 mm (= 2 stitches on each needle). Continue with 1 strand of each quality (= 2 strands). Work pattern according to diagram A.1 (= 8 repeats of A.1 on the round). When the first 21 rounds of A.1 have been completed, move the start of the round 1 stitch to the left, first on every 2nd round, then on every 4th round – in other words, the start of the round is always just before the first yarn over in the diagram so that it is as invisible as possible. The start of the round will eventually be in the middle of the first repeat of A.1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.1 has been completed once in height, there are 208 stitches on the round. The piece measures approx. 34 cm in diameter.
Insert 8 marker threads in the piece, insert the 1st marker thread in the 1st stitch on the round, then insert 7 marker threads with 25 stitches between them, the marker threads are directly over the points of each leaf. Work GARTER STITCH – see description above, AT THE SAME TIME on the first round, increase 1 stitch on each side of the marker threads. Increase with 1 yarn over on each side of the stitch with the marker thread – on the next round purl the yarn overs to leave holes = 16 stitches increased per round. Repeat the increases every 2nd round until the piece measures 40 cm – or to desired measurement. Cast off, use a needle and baste the hole in the middle of the cushion.
Work another part in the same way – making sure that you have increased the same number of stitches before casting off.

Lay the 2 parts together with wrong side to wrong side and sew through both layers in the outermost stitch. When you have sewn half the cushion cover place the cushion in the cushion cover before sewing the rest of the opening together. Cut and fasten the strand.


= knit
= purl
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches. On the next round, purl the yarn overs to leave holes
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, pass the slipped stitch over
= knit 2 stitches together

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