Ever since I saw a knitted Pouf (or Puff) from Pinterest, I was so inspired and wanting to knit one for my fireplace this Christmas. I want colored cord or rope and not the natural color clothelines I used for the crochet Giant Doily Rug and knit Floor Mat. So, I begin to search around for colored cord and coincidentally Bobbiny contacted me at the same time to introduce their colorful ropes. I quickly jump in to test out their ropes and knitted this beautiful pouf. Needed me to say how I like the ropes? It is simply fantastic, especially there are 34 colors to choose from. The ropes are so inspiring, more craft ideas are buzzing incessantly in my head.
Back to the knit pouf details, it is about 20″ in diameter and 14″ in height but the dimension is all depending on how much you stuff the pouf. The more you stuff to stretch the pouf and you will get a bigger pouf. You can stuff it with some cheap duvets or a similar stool bean bag. If you like a more rigid heavy pouf, you might stuff it with old blankets, old clothes or towels etc.
The pouf knitting pattern called for garter stitch short row construction which gives a nice curled shaped that look like ball after you have completed knitting. Don’t get freak out when you see the word “short row”, it is not as difficult or as complicated as you might think. Short row just mean to insert extra rows invisibly in the middle of the knitting. It is simple to do short row with garter stitch, you don’t have to wrap and lift any stitches to prevent hole formation in stockinette stitch short row, all you need to do it pull the cord or rope tight enough. There are links to all necessary external Youtube videos for you to watch and refer. I have also come out with a diagram to explain how to go about with the short row and adding more rows for this pouf.
Grab some ropes and start knitting yours today.