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Chunky Fairisle Cushion

Knitting
February 2014
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
600 yards (549 m)
One size 50cm x 50cm (20" x 20")
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A quick to knit, stylish cushion. This would make a perfect housewarming gift. I cheated a little to avoid a jog in the round, so this is perhaps a pattern that fairisle purists should avoid. Rather than steeking, I didn’t knot new colours to old as I knitted, but knotted them all up pretty firmly at the end to cinch it all together. I also (and this was very naughty) didn’t weave in the fifty odd loose ends, but just trimmed the knots and left them inside the cushion. Please feel free to back away from this pattern in horror, but I think it all looks ok, and for time-poor knitters it’ll certainly do the job!

Yarn Shetland Heather Aran by Jamiesons of Shetland:
2 balls Gingersnap
1 ball Teviot
1 ball Broch
1 ball Natural White
1 ball Sholmit
1 ball Moorit
1 ball Mooskit

Each ball = 101yds / 92m

Measurements To fit a 50cm x 50cm (20” x 20”) cushion

Needles One 5mm / US 8 40”/100cm circular needle.

Gauge 15sts x 19 rows = 10cm / 4”

Extras One darning needle, one 50cm x 50cm cushion pad