Monday, 20 May 2013

Knitting a Cushion. PDF Hand Knitting Patterns.


It’s been a busy, full weekend of knitting workshops. The Aran techniques and Cushion Design workshop held last Saturday at Castaway Yarns in Haxby, near York was a fantastic success and a good introduction to the basics of designing. Using Cable and Twist stitches to introduce texture to the knitting.

Swatches were knit to calculate the tension for the number of stitches and rows required to knit to the size of the selected cushion pad. It’s a good idea to check prior to designing what size cushion pads are available in the shops, although it’s quite easy to make your own pad with an old pillow case and polyester filling. The cushion panels should be knit in a firm gauge to avoid too much stretching over the cushion pad, otherwise the pad could show through the knitted fabric.

If you’d like to knit your own cushion. Here are two original, designer hand knitting patterns for Cushion Covers, available to download in PDF format.

Aran Trellis Cable Cushion Hand Knitting Pattern


MEASUREMENTS: 
One Size:41 cm 16in x 41cm 16in. 
To fit an 41cm 16in x 41cm 16in Square Cushion Pad.

MATERIALS: 
D.K. Yarn: 3 x 100 gram balls. Colour Used: Oatmeal. 
1 Pair 4 mm (U.K.8 –U.S.6) Knitting Needles. 
1 x 4mm (U.K.8-U.S.6) Cable Needle. 
1 x 16” zip
1 x 41cm (16in) x 41cm (16in) Square Cushion Pad.

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Cable Cushion Hand Knitting Pattern

MEASUREMENTS: 
One Size:40½ cm 16in width x 86½ cm 34in length. 
To fit an 46cm 18in x 46cm 18in Square Cushion Pad.

MATERIALS: 
Cotton D.K. Yarn: 4 x 100 gram balls. Colour Used: Pink. 
1 Pair 4 mm (U.K.8 –U.S.6) Knitting Needles. 
1 x 4mm (U.K.8-U.S.6) Cable Needle. 
9 Buttons.
1 x 46cm (18in) x 46cm (18in) Square Cushion Pad.

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