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