Wednesday, 9 March 2011

DIY - Urchin Pouf

I have been loving these knitted poufs for mother in law put me on to these awesome DIY instructions.....It looks super easy but potentially very tricky knitting with such jumbo sized needles and multiple lengths of yarn.  If your not keen on some heavy duty crafting, check out these ready made versions by Christien Meindertsma or locally at Country Road.

What you will need:
Eskimo, 18 balls (Or yarn suitable for US #13 needles)
Acrylic yarn would probably be a really good alternative, as it´s a piece of furniture
US #19 circular needles
2 cheap duves (feather and down)
How to do it:
Cast on 35 stitches using three threads. Knit the garter stitch until you´ve knitted all the balls, and there is just enough yarn left to assemble the stool. You now have ONE rectangular piece. Cast off loosely.

Assemble the short sides (35 stitch side) as neatly as you can.

Assemble the first long side. This is supposed to be the top or the bottom of the stool. Put the needle through the end stitch of every second row and tighten, tighten, tighten! Repeat on the rows in between and tighten until there is no hole in the middle.

Stuff the duves into the stool. We tried to make a ball of the duves before we stuffed it.

Assemble the other end in the same manner as the first.

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