Chusi Cushion Pattern

£4.00

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For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: One 100g hank of WYS The Croft Shetland Tweed Aran (100% Shetland Island Wool, 166m/182yds per 100g) in shade A (754 Heylor) and WYS The Croft Shetland Colours Aran shade B (568 Ollaberry). One 100g hank makes four squares.

Metres For Each Shade150m to 160m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Undyed in shade 04 Natural Variegated Two 100g hanks, or Kilcarra Tweed Two 50g balls each in shade A and shade B.

Needles: 5mm.

Cushion Pad: I used a 30cm x 30cm cushion pad.

Gauge (tension): 17 stitches and 34 rows to 10cm square over garter stitch using 5mm needles.

Measurements: One square measures approx. 16cm x 16cm.

My design ideas and advice: This pattern is perfect for beginners. While for experienced knitters, like me, it is great for a refreshing knit between projects. One to do while you think of the next project you’ll like to complete. Or one to have while you are knitting a more complicated pattern. Simple squares to knit and not think about. I named it Chusi because the original (now discontinued) yarn to make this design was spun in Peru, so I decided to use a Quechua name for the pattern as Quechua is the native language of rural Peru. I chose Chusi because it means striped woollen blanket.

Blog Post: Click here to read my inspiration behind this pattern, and click here to read about my love of garter stitch with three free patterns.

Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: Click here for my Learn to Knit Videos and Using Mattress Stitch to Join Garter Stitch Edges together.

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