Rare Earth Cushions
You can never have too many cushions. Scattered over a comfy sofa they add a homely touch to any room, softening the look of a bare area and making it feel warm and welcoming.
The pattern includes five different looks, all from the same sequence of stitches to give a co-ordinated set of cushions. Knit just one or two to add to your existing collection, or all five for a brand-new look.
The covers feature a buttoned flap for extra detailing. This also makes them easy to remove for laundering or to ring the changes as you move from season to season.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
NB: A pattern for a co-ordinating rug, the Rare Earth Rug, is available separately.
Knitting, purling, increases, decreases, slipped stitches and working one-row buttonholes.
SIZE: One size
Finished Side Measurement: 41cm/16.25 ins
To fit cushion/pillow pad size: 40x40cm/16x16 ins
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 worsted-weight yarn, 100% wool, 215m/220 yds:100gm skein, in Colours:
• Col 1 / Black: 8555 Black
• Col 2 / Dark Grey: 8400 Charcoal Grey
• Col 3 / Mid Grey: 8509 Grey
• Col 4 / Light Grey: 8401 Silver Grey
• Col 5 / White: 8010 Natural
• 1 skein of each colour for 1 cushion
• 3 skeins of each colour for a set of 5 cushions
Actual amount used in set of five cushions as shown:
• 230gm/8.2 oz, 463m/506 yds of each colour
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a light Aran or worsted-weight wool yarn with a recommended gauge of 18-20 stitches:10 cm/4 ins using 4.5-5.0mm/US #7-8 needles.
Needles: Sizes 4.5mm/US #7 and 5.0mm/US #8 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins.
• Row Counter, safety pins and tapestry needle for finishing ends
• 40cm/16 ins square cushion pads
• 3 x2cm, ¾ inch buttons per cushion (15 for all 5 cushions)
Gauge: 17 sts & 28 rows:10cm/4 ins in Four-&-Two Basketweave Pattern using 5.0mm/US #8 needles.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
06 Dec 2012: Rare Earth Cushions
01 Nov 2013: It's Wovember!
28 May 2014: Why stop at one?
Current Version: v18MAR2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023