Dotty Cushion Pattern

£4.00

This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: One 100g hank each of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Undyed  (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 166m/182yds per 100g) in shade A (shade 02 Natural Light Brown), shade B (shade 03 Natural Brown) and shade C (shade 01 Natural Ecru).

Metres for each shade: 160m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: The Croft Shetland Colours Aran One 100g hank each of three shades, or Kilcarra Tweed Two 50g balls each of three shades.

Needles: 5mm.

Notions: Cushion pad to fit (approx. 40cm x 40cm).
Nine buttons (size is approx. 18mm in diameter).

Gauge (tension): 20 stitches and 35 rows to 10cm/4ins square over pattern using 5mm needles.

Measurements: 36cm x approx. 80cm.

My design ideas and advice: I love the simplicity of this stitch and the effect it creates. It can play tricks with your eyes and depending on what colours you choose, it can make it seem like one shade is coming out at you while the other two shades blend into each other. There isn’t as much give in this pattern as there is with other stitch patterns so it’s important to get the correct tension to get the correct size or purchase your cushion pad after you’ve knitted your cushion cover.

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