A tiny version of the Spectrum Pouf, the Spectrum Pincushion is a quick way to practice short-rows before venturing into a more complicated or larger project. The pincushion is the perfect way to explore the different short-row techniques described in “On Short-Rows” with Bristol Ivy in this issue.
Finished Size 2½” tall and 10″ around (stuffed).
Yarn Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Sport (100% wool; 184 yd [168 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #305S impasse yellow (A), #N54S orange you glad (B), #N46S red fox (C), #205S regal purple (D), #116S blue boy (E), and #112S elf green (F), 1 skein each.
Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): straight and two double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; polyester fiberfill; tapestry needle.
Gauge 22 sts and 36 rows = 4″ in garter st.