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Hand Knitted Things label was launched in 2008. Julia is based in Scotland and Yorkshire in the UK.

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Checkerboard Cushion Cover

from Hand Knitted Things
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Checkerboard Cushion Cover
Checkerboard Cushion Cover

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Cast off
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Yarn over
  • Knit two together
  • Work using three strands held together

Pattern Description:

A chunky knit effect is achieved on this textured cushion cover by using three strands of Aran weight yarn, knitted together as if one strand.


9 stitches over 15 rows = 10cm sq (4")

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fits a 40cm x 30cm / 16" x 12" cushion pad


  • Stylecraft Aran x3 100g balls
  • Pair 10mm (US 10) straight knitting needles
  • Three one inch diameter buttons
  • Blunt tapestry needle
  • Thread for sewing on the buttons

Suggested yarn:

600 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:




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