Knit Pouf with Pizzazz
This intermediate knit pattern features a contemporary design that will look amazing in every room!
Whether you want to add some stylish home decor to your sitting room or just need a snazzy item on which to rest your feet, the Knit Pouf with Pizzazz is just what you're looking for! With its delightful use of variegated yarn and sleek, contemporary style, this knit pouf will be a great addition to almost every room in your home. The intermediate knit pattern will complement just about any color scheme and is sure to get everyone's attention when they see it. If you're looking for a fun departure from the usual knit projects of sweaters and hats, then you'll want to learn how to knit a pouf! This pattern would also make a great gift idea for a housewarming party or bridal shower.
Knitting Needle Size19 or 15 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Gauge7 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 10 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Finished SizePouf measures 14" [36 cm] tall x 64" [163 cm] circumference.
- RED HEART® Sashay Metallic™: 8 balls 9929 Diamonds
- Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needle: 15mm [US 19], 29" [73 cm] long
- Susan Bates® Double Pointed Needles: One set 15mm [US 19]
- King comforter
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
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Body of pouf is worked back and forth in rows lengthwise and seamed to form a short, squat cylinder. Top and bottom are worked in the round by picking up sts along the top and bottom edges of cylinder, decreasing to center. This project is most easily worked with 2 pair of circular needles or switching to a set of double pointed needles as sts decrease, but can be worked with one pair using magic loop method.
Cast on 24 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Working back and forth in rows, knit.
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 60" [152 cm] from beginning.
Bind off, leaving a long tail.
Using tail, sew bind-off and cast-on edges together to form a cylinder.
Turn right side out.
With right side facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 60 sts around one long edge of Body. Join to work in rounds. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: [K3, k2tog] 12 times — 48 sts.
Round 3: Knit.
Round 4: [K2, k2tog] 12 times — 36 sts.
Round 5: Knit.
Round 6: Purl.
Round 7: Knit.
Round 8: [K1, k2tog] 12 times — 24 sts.
Round 9: Knit.
Round 10: [K2tog] 12 times — 12 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to close. Secure end.
Fold comforter into thirds and roll up like a sleeping bag. Fit comforter in Body and Bottom pieces tightly, stretching Body sides slightly.
With comforter inserted in place, work Top as for Bottom.
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Weave in ends.
- knit 2 sts together
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- work directions in brackets the number of times specified
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