When I was off work with some heart issues a few years ago, I developed a passion for chunky knits and so I decided to take some knitting lessons. Let me tell you it's harder than it looks! Knitters make it all look so easy but for me, I was all thumbs. My shoulders were so tense I thought they'd snap!
Fast forward a couple of years and although I have not progressed as fast as I'd have liked (I'm a bit of wimpy knitter, I stick to the things I know and do well) I have been able to create some nice home accessories to keep us all warm during those awful -20C winter months.
A little while ago my husband asked me to make a cushion to match our couch so I decided on a pattern and this is the end result. The pattern is very easy if you'd like to make your own.
Be sure to buy your insert first so that you don't make a mistake with the length. This cushion is knitted like a scarf and then the sides are sewn up.
For a cushion size 40cm x 40cm (16" x 16"):
You need 1.5 skeins of Borgo de Pazzi "Naturalia" yarn
20 mm (US36) needles
Cast on 25 stitches
1st row: K1, P1
Repeat until piece measures approx 80cm.
Fold the piece in half and sew the two sides together weaving in ends.
Place the pillow inside the pocket and sew the top.
If your cushion insert is bigger or wider just add more stitches to the length or width in order to accommodate the new dimensions.
xo Tracey« Make