This fabulous hand knitting pattern is for three small scented cushions.
Each cushion takes just 25 grams of D.K. Cotton.
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In the 18th and 19th centuries diagonally designed, hand knitted squares made into rugs and beadspreads abounded.
These little squares were easily slipped into a workbag and when joined together create a rich and complex pattern.
I've taken it a small stage further and using the 'Garden Plot' patchwork square as a basis for one of the designs, created some small hand knitted, scented small cushions. Perfect, pretty household replacements for those horrid plastic air freshners that cost so much. Quick to knit and pretty to display. They can be scattered or placed in drawers and wardrobes.
Lavender and Rose oils can be used in the soft cushion pads.
These patterns have been designed and written specifically for the 'Cable and Texture' 'How to Knit' workshop to be held at Fabrication in Leeds on Sunday the 13th February. The patterns are free for those who attend the workshop.
If you didn't make it to the workshop the pattern is available to buy here and on Ravelry.
As an extension to the small cushions, I've also taken the 'Garden Plot' design a stage further, with ideas for a bag, larger cushion and afghan.
All (clean) comments welcome!