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Inca Rug & Cushion Project




  • Patons Inca 50g balls as per size
  • 1 pair 7.00mm knitting needles or size needed for correct tension
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Tape measure
  • 51cm x 51cm cushion insert


Rug: 91 (width approx cm) x 137 (length approx cm)
Cushion: 50 (width approx cm) x 50 (length approx cm)
PATONS INCA 50g balls:
1st Colour (C1-7019): 9 (Rug), 4 (Cushion)
2nd Colour (C2-7043): 8 (Rug), 3 (Cushion)
3rd Colour (C3-7001): 5 (Rug), 2 (Cushion)
4th Colour (C4-7017): 3 (Rug), 1 (Cushion)


12.5 sts x 23 rows to 10cm over garter st, using 7.00mm needles. To work a tension square, use 7.00mm needles, cast on 18 sts. Knit 34 rows garter st. Cast off loosely. Check your tension carefully. If less sts to 10cm use smaller needles, if more sts use bigger needles.

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alt = alternate, beg = begin, beginning, cont = continue, foll = follows or following, garter st = every row knit, K = knit, P = purl, patt = pattern, psso = pass slipped st over, sl = slip, st/s = stitch/es, tog = together


SQUARES (worked diagonally, make 24)

Using 7.00mm needles and C1, cast on 57 sts, leaving approx a 20cm length of yarn to sew seams.
Row 1 and foll alt rows: (wrong side) Using colour already in use, knit to end.
Row 2: K27, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K27 ... 55 sts.
Row 4: K26, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K26 ... 53 sts.
Using C2, Row 6: K25, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K25 ... 51 sts.
Using C1, Row 8: K24, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K24 ... 49 sts.
Using C2, Row 10: K23, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K23 ... 47 sts.
Using C1, Row 12: K22, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K22 ... 45 sts.
Using C2, Row 14: K21, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K21 ... 43 sts.
Using C1, Row 16: K20, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K20 ... 41 sts. Cut off C1.
Using C2, Row 18: K19, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K19 ... 39 sts.
Row 20: K18, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K18 ... 37 sts.
Using C3, Row 22: K17, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K17 ... 35 sts.
Using C2, Row 24: K16, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K16 ... 33 sts.
Using C3, Row 26: K15, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K15 ... 31 sts.
Using C2, Row 28: K14, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K14 ... 29 sts.
Using C3, Row 30: K13, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K13 ... 27 sts.
Using C2, Row 32: K12, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K12 ... 25 sts. Break off C2.
Using C3, Row 34: K11, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K11 ... 23 sts.
Row 36: K10, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K10 ... 21 sts.
Using C4, Row 38: K9, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K9 ... 19 sts.
Using C3, Row 40: K8, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K8 ... 17 sts.
Using C4, Row 42: K7, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K7 ... 15 sts.
Using C3, Row 44: K6, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K6 ... 13 sts.
Using C4, Row 46: K5, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K5 ... 11 sts.
Using C3, Row 48: K4, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K4 ... 9 sts.
Using C4, Row 50: K3, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K3 ... 7 sts.
Row 51: K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2 ... 5 sts.
Row 52: K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1 ... 3 sts.
Row 53: Sl 1, K2tog, psso.
Fasten off, leaving approx 20cm length of yarn for sewing seams.


DO NOT PRESS. Using wool needle and a flat seam, join 4 squares together to make a large square, placing
C1 (5 rows in garter st) to outer edges. Repeat with remaining squares to make 6 large squares in all. Join large squares together placing 2 squares to width of Rug and 3 squares to length of Rug as pictured.Sew in all ends.


SQUARES (worked diagonally, make 8)
Work as given for Squares of Rug.


DO NOT PRESS. Using wool needle and a flat seam, join 4 squares together for back of Cushion Cover and 4 squares together for front of Cushion Cover, placing C1 (5 rows in garter st) to outer edges as pictured. Using mattress st seam, join back and front pieces together along 3 sides. Sew in all ends. Place cushion insert inside Cushion Cover and close opening.

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