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Practise using the intarsia method of colour knitting by making this colourful cushion.

Intarsia cushion knitted in a worsted (DK) wool yarn on size 6 (4mm/UK8) needles. See page 154 for pattern. /

KNIT SOMETHING NOW!

Practise using the intarsia method of colour knitting by making this colourful cushion.

Intarsia cushion knitted in a worsted (DK) wool yarn on size 6 (4mm/UK8) needles. See page 154 for pattern. /

2 Pull the cut end off the needle and finish purling the stitch.The cut end is caught into the purled stitch. Work the next stitch as normal then catch the cut end in as before. If you work alternately like this the cut end will lie above and below the row of stitches.

Finish a piece of intarsia knitting by sewing in and cutting off any stray ends neatly. Where the two colours are twisted together, you will see a line of loops. Using a large-eyed tapestry needle, darn in the end along this line in one direction and then back again for a few stitches.

Block the piece (see page 66) and push any distorted stitches back into place with the end of a tapestry needle.

Weaving in ends on a purl row 1 Insert the tip of the right-hand needle into the next stitch, bring the cut end over the needle, wrap the yarn around the needle as though to purl.

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