Earlier Scandinavian and pagan cultures used to decorate their homes and barns with evergreens to ward off evil spirits around the time of the Winter Solstice, and we now know that even the ancient Egyptians used garlands of evergreens to symbolise eternal life.
So here’s this weeks “Knitting Ahead” idea: bring that wonderful green into your room by knitting some mid‐winter cushions!
These are the Verwood Cushions and they feature a superb cabled design which sits neatly embedded in deep textural ribs. This is Crossed Rib from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book and it really works well in this chunky yarn. The final result is squidgy and huggable – perfect for the time of year.
There are two different sizes of cover so you can choose whichever suits your chairs and sofa best. The smaller size will fit a 40x40cm/16x16 ins cushion insert or pillow form, while the larger is 45x45cm/18x18 ins.
For more information about the Verwood Cushions pattern, please click here. Then all you need to do is to make lots so that everyone has their own cushion to hug this mid‐winter!
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