Portalla’s Cushion Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: Ten 50g balls of Kilcarra Tweed (100% Pure New Wool, 80m/87yds per 50g).

Metres: 800m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: The Croft Shetland Colours Aran Five 100g hanks, or WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Undyed Five 100g hanks.

Needles: 4.5mm.

Notions: Cable needle (optional).
Cushion pad to fit (approx. 60cm x 60cm).
Five buttons (size is approx. 380mm in diameter).

Gauge (tension): 17 stitches and 24 rows to 10cm/4ins square over garter stitch rib pattern using 4.5mm needles.

Measurements: 54cm x approx. 55cm.

My design ideas and advice: This pattern uses the same rib and cable pattern as the Portalla Jumper from my Simple Knits book.
I love designing patterns like this one where the stitches change. This one changes from the smooth panel at the bottom to the cable at the top. I think it’s like the stitches are going on a journey, they start with a smooth, relaxing wander and then go dancing with a cross over cable! If you have visit my Skipton Studio you may have seen my unique felted version of this cushion and how I use it differently.
I knitted one for my sofa in a beautiful natural shade and it’s always the cushion everyone goes to sit on when presented with a choice of where to sit!

Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: Simple Cable.

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