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Where the heart is, Fair Isle Cushion

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • purl
  • knit
  • cast off
  • cast on
  • m1
  • k2tog

Pattern Description:

This gorgeous cushion is perfect to keep for yourself, give to a loved one or even make as a housewarming gift for a couple moving in together.

You might think this looks like a project for experienced knitters only, but I have used a cunning technique to add lots of colours without lots of work. This complex-looking pattern is achieved simply by knitting with a self-patterning yarn and using the fair isle method.

A word of warning though, avoid variegated shades that contain a shade that is close to your main yarn, otherwise you lose the effect.

Happy Knitting, Jane

Gauge:

24sts x 32 rows = 10cm x 10cm using 3.75mm needles, worked in stocking stitch.

Materials:

  • 3.25mm needles
  • 3.75mm needles
  • 200g DK yarn solid colour
  • 200g DK yarn variegated colours

You Will Also Need:

  • cushion pad 40cm x 40cm

Suggested yarn:

900 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Stylecraft Life DK


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I am a freelance Knitwear Designer with a passion for knitting, crochet.

I spend my days and nights designing and making often slightly quirky projects for craft magazines. My work can be seen in ...

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