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St Abbs

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : St Abbs
St Abbs
St Abbs

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You will need to be able to do a pleated st, short row knitting, create button holes, pick up sts and work a three needle cast off.

Pattern Description:

A multi-pleated, hand-knotted cable, cushion cover

"This is an exercise in stitch manipulation and the results produce a very tactile, sculptural little work of art that is also utterly functional." - Jo Storie

To fit a rectangular cushion pad of 50 x 30cm (19.5 x 12in).
Width - 48cm (19in)
Length - 30cm (12in)

Yarn type
You could also use Cascade yarns 'Eco wool' - a 100% Natural Peruvian wool.

Yarn amount
You'll need approx 4 x 100g balls - 600m / 656yds

Note 1 ball = approx 150m / 164yds


16 sts x 23 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in st st using 5.5mm (US 9) needles and single strand of yarn.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit a rectangular cushion pad of 50 x 30cm (19.5 x 12in).


  • You'll need approx 600m / 656yds 0f Cornish Organic 100% Wool in Aran weight.

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair each 5mm and 5.5mm (US 8 and 9) needles
  • 1 chunky cable needle, sewing needle
  • Stitch markers and stitch holders
  • 4 x 2cm (.75in) buttons

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Jo Storie on
Scottish Borders, UK

I've been involved in knitting for many years, having graduated with a first class degree in knitted textiles from the Scottish College of Textiles.

My early career saw me working as a knitwear ...

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