Practise your gansey skills on a couple of cushion which use old and new motifs
Things you need to know to make the cushions:
100 g (250 g) Frangipani 5 ply gansey wool
pair 3 (3.75) mm (US 2 and 5)
crochet hook if required
5 buttons for the button-backed cushion
14 ins square and 18 ins square after washing and blocking
24 sts and 36 rows to 4 ins over pattern on 3 mm needles
20 sts and 36 rows to 4 ins over pattern on 3.75 mm needles
Frangipani yarn is a 5 ply gansey yarn, which comes in a wide variety of colours.
In the USA, Frangipani is available from Pat Kirtland at www.yarnbarn.com by mail order and from her shop.
Both designs use roughly the same number of stitches and it is possible to use either set of charts with either needle size. It is the size of the needles which decides the finished size.
The backs of both cushions can be buttoned or can be worked through in one piece.