For this pattern I used:
Three shade cushion
Yarn & Amounts: Two 100g hanks of WYS Jacob Aran (100% British Jacob Wool, 166m/182yds per 100g) in shade A (01 Natural Brown/Black) and
One 100g hank each of WYS Jacob Aran in shade B (02 Natural Light Grey) and shade C (03 Natural Grey).
Metres for shade A: Approx. 300m.
Metres each for shade B and shade C: Approx. 150m.
Two shade cushion
Yarn & Amounts: Two 100g hanks each of WYS Jacob Aran in shade A (02 Natural Light Grey) and shade B (01 Natural Brown Black).
Metres for each shade: Approx. 300m.
Three shade cushion My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Undyed Two 100g hanks for shade A and One 100g hank each of shade B and C,
or Kilcarra Tweed Four 50g balls for shade A and Two 50g balls each for shade B and C.
Notions: Cushion pad to fit (approx. 40cm x 40cm).
Gauge (tension): 18 stitches and 30 rows to 10cm/4ins square over pattern using 5mm needles.
Measurements: 42cm x approx. 88cm.
My design ideas and advice: This cushion is such fun to knit as it looks a lot more complicated than it is! There are two versions for the cushion in the pattern. The first one uses three shades, this is easy to make however for those new to working with more than one shade you can easily start with just the two shades version. And then the possibilities are endless because you can chose any colours you like to create a cushion to complement your interiors. It’s always fun helping knitters chose colours for their Charlie Cushions.