From ancient times, mid-winter has been celebrated by decorating our homes with greenery. Amidst the snow and the cold the green branches promise the return of Spring and warmer times ahead. Now, we just need to add extra touches to bring that revitalising theme into the whole room.
The Verwood Cushions feature wide-spaced ribbed cables for a wonderful texture and depth of colour. They are worked in a deep green bulky yarn which knits up quickly, and the pattern includes two different sizes.
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, increases, decreases, slipped stitches, working in the round, cabling and 3-needle bind off.
SIZES: Small (Large)
. Finished size: 39 (44) cm/15.5 (17.5) ins
. To fit cushion/pillow insert: 40 (45) cm/16 (18) ins square.
Yarn: Valley Yarns "Northampton Bulky", 100% wool, 100m/109 yds:100gm ball in Colour: "Pacific Teal" x 4 (5) balls for each cushion.
Actual amount used in small size cushion as shown: 309gm/10.9 oz, 309m/337 yds.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a Bulky weight yarn with a recommended gauge of about 12 sts:10 cm/4 ins using 6.5mm/US #10.5 needles.
. Size 7.0mm/US #10.75 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins
. Spare needle of same size for 3-needle Bind-Off
Gauge: 16 sts & 16 rnds:4 ins/10cm using Size 7.0mm/US #10.75 needles in Crossed Rib pattern, when slightly stretched.
. Row counter, markers, cable needle & tapestry needle for finishing.
. Cushion insert / pillow form: 40 (45) cm/16 (18) ins square.
. Zip: 35 (40) cm/14 (16) ins zip/zipper + sewing needle & thread in matching colour.
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.
10 Dec 2015: Cushions for the deep mid-winter
12 Dec 2017: It's all about the 12's
Current Version: 19 JUL 2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015