A Silk Pincushion to Knit Knitting Pattern Download
Fond memories of childhood pincushions attracted Donna to the small knitted pincushions made during the Victorian eta. Her design is adapted from larger pieces with the colors reversed on the back of the pincushion for added interest.
Finished Size: 3 inches x 4 inches (7.6 cm x 10.2 cm)</
Thread: Kreinik Silk Serica, 100% filament silk thread, 55 yards (50.3 m)/spool, 2 spools each of #4046 Dark Teal (MC) and #2024 Medium Buttercup (CC); www.kreinik.com
Needles: Set of double-pointed needles, size 000 (1.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge Note: Carbon fiber needles make knitting with silk thread much easier; Tapestry needle.
Notions: Fiberfill or other stuffing material; Marker.
Gauge: 44 sts and 48 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in stranded colorwork patt
Originally Published: PieceWork March-April 2015