Diamond Chair Cushions by Kristin Nicholas
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Diamond Chair Cushions

Knitting
October 2003
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stranded-colorwork Stockinette stitch (St st) in pattern from chart
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
8.0 mm (L)
762 yards (697 m)
Approximately 17.5" wide across front edge, 14.5" wide across back edge, and 16.5" deep from front to back, including edging

Pattern description from Weekend Knitting: “Kristin Nicholas designed these colorful cushions for her home, which is brimming with bold knitting like this as well as her paintings and pottery. We originally envisioned one colorway for fall/winter and one for spring/summer but, as it turned out, the cushions look terrific together.”

Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Montera (50% llama, 50% wool; 127 yards / 100 grams): 2 skeins main color (MC), 2 skeins contrast color (CC), 1 skein each of 2 edging colors according to your chosen colorway.

  • Autumn Cushion: MC #3885 orange, CC #3827 cochineal, #3832 magenta and #3881 lima green for edging.
  • Spring Cushion: MC #3887 pear green, CC #3872 light teal, #3832 magenta and #3885 orange for edging.

Needles:

  • One set straight needles size US 9 (5.5 mm) straight needles or 24” circular (circ) needle for cushion front.
  • Three 24” or longer circ needles size US 7 (4.5 mm) for edging.
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers, yarn needle, 1 piece of 1” foam approximately 18” x 16” for each cushion, 1/2 yard 45” fabric for each cushion back, sharp-pointed sewing needle and matching sewing thread, crochet hook size L (8 mm) for making ties.

Note from Weekend Knitting: “To make slightly smaller cushions, here are two suggestions: Knit with smaller needles to get a tighter gauge; each 1/4-stitch more per inch in your new gauge will translate to about a 1/2-inch less in cushion width and length. Or continue working at the given gauge, but reduce the number of stitches and rows in the chart by drawing a new outline inside the original chart; every 5 stitches and 5 rows a new outline inside the original chart; every 5 stitches and 5 rows removed will translate to approximately 1” less in cushion width and removed will translate to approximately 1” less in cushion width and length. Try to keep the pattern symmetrical, and if you decide to alter the outline of the chart, make sure to pick up correspondingly fewer stitches around the cushion front when working the edging.”