This cushion reminds me of sunny days walking in the countryside.
Suitable for a 40 x 40 cm cushion
The cushion is knitted in one piece starting off from half way at the back with stripes, then knitting from the Intarsia Chart, finishing the other half of the back with stripes and buttonholes.
The Sheep and Clouds are knitted with Sirdar Snuggly Chunky yarn which gives them a fluffy 3D effect.
I used the following yarns: Sirdar Country Style DK and Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK 50 gram ball DK yarn - light green (Apples) 50 gram ball DK yarn – light blue (Periwinkle) 50 gram ball DK yarn – White
Small amounts of: DK yarn – light brown (Honey), dark brown (Chocolate 947), dark green (Village Green), emerald green (Emerald 916), black Small amount of Sirdar Snuggly Chunky yarn in White for Sheep and Clouds
If you already have DK yarns in similar colours to the above they could be used as long as they match the gauge 22 sts and 28 rows to 4" (10 cm) over stocking stitch
Alternative ranges of yarns that could also be used are: Rowan Pure Wool DK Rico Essentials Merino DK
- Knitting Pattern shows how to knit the front and back of cushion in one piece
- US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
- Large intarsia charts to follow for the picture
Materials you need at home:
- 50 gram ball DK yarn - light green
- 50 gram ball DK yarn - light blue
- Small amounts of DK yarn in light brown, dark brown, dark green, emerald, white and black
- Small amount of Sirdar Snuggly Chunky yarn in white for the Sheep and Clouds.
- US 3 - 3.25 mm - UK10 knitting needles
- 1 pair 4 mm (U8 - USA6) knitting needles
- 5 buttons
I first started to design clothes for my children when they were younger and went on to sell garments through shops and craft fairs. I also taught the use of machine knitting and knitwear design. I later followed a career in IT, but I now have grandchildren and whilst hand knitting for them was inspired to start designing and creating knitting patterns again.