Birch by Rosie Madsen


December 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stranded chart pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
547 yards (500 m)
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If you love the intricate patterns of trees, Birch will make a very cosy addition to your sofa, armchair- or your tree house! Knit in tactile, warm Icelandic wool and inspired by the nature of Scandinavia, you knit seamlessly in the round, beginning with a firm seed stitch opening and ending with a three needle bind off. An intricate stranded pattern with a main and a contrasting colour creates the body of the cushion cover. Knit it in natural shades of black and white if you like a birchy look, or any 2 contrasting colours if you don’t! :)

3 x 50g skeins for main colour
2 x 50g skeins for contrasting colour
60cm (24”) circular needles: 3.5mm (US 4/UK 9-10) and 4.5mm (US 7/UK 7)
1 extra knitting needle (suggested size 5mm) for 3 needle BO
2 stitch markers
Sewing thread, sewing needle, pins, and a 40cm/16” zip

Skills Needed
Stranded knitting, basic sewing.

Pattern Support
All queries can be sent to me at or send me a PM here on Ravelry to rosiejpm.

Happy Knitting!