Our clever knitting teacher, Camilla Miller, designed this beautiful cushion with beginners in mind! The faux cables are really stitching trickery using a combination of basic knitting stitches! Knitted up in The Chunky Wool from local yarn company Stitch & Story, this cosy cushion is a fast and satisfying project with a gorgeous result.
Don’t want to tackle this project alone? Camilla is teaching a class on this cushion. Even if you haven’t ever picked up a pair of knitting needles, or if you haven’t touched them in years, you’ll be knitting confidently by the end of our three hour class and well on your way to having this pretty cushion. Sign up here.
2 skeins of The Chunky Wool by Stitch & Story
12 inch cushion pad
Needle to sew up the pieces
The stitch pattern is a 4 row repeat.
Row 1: k1, (p2, k6) x 4, p2, k1
Row 2: knit the row
Row 3: k1, (p2, k6) x 4, p2, k1
Row 4: k1, (RT, K6) x4, RT, k1
K1 = knit 1 stitch
P1 = purl 1 stitch
RT= right twist knit 2 stitches together and without taking the stitches off the needle knit the first stitch again and then slip the stitches off the needle.
Sts = stitches
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
yo = yarn over, bring your yarn to the front of your work, between the needles, and knit the next stitch, (you will now have made a new stitch)
How to knit the RT stitch (the mock cable)
Without slipping the stitches off the needle knit the first stitch again
Using 9mm needles cast on 36 sts
Knit in pattern till piece measures 12 inches
The back of the cushion is knitted in two pieces
Cast on 36 sts
Knit in garter stitch (knit every row) till piece measures 7 inches
Cast on 36 sts
Knit in garter stitch (knit every row) till piece measures 3.5 inches
Button hole row: (k8, yo, k2tog) x 3, k6
Knit 1 row
Sew up the pieces, the back pieces are over lapped to form an envelope.