Garter Stripe Chair Pads by Erica Alexander

Garter Stripe Chair Pads

Knitting
January 2004
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch with yarn doubled
US 15 - 10.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1875 yards (1715 m)
14" (35.5 cm) wide and 12 1/2" (31.5 cm) long, after fulling
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Interweave SKU: EP1864

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store:
The worn-out rush seats on her kitchen chairs inspired the designer to make these simple garter-stitch pads. The thick pads are worked in garter stitch with a double strand of bulky yarn, edged with I-cord, and fulled (slightly felted) in the washing machine.

Finished Size: About 14” (35.5 cm) wide and 12 1/2” (31.5 cm) long, after fulling.

Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair; 125 yd [114 m]/4 oz): #M-83 raspberry (red), #M-14 sunburst gold, #M-67 loden leaf (green), #M-25 garnet, #M-97 rust (orange), and #M-89 roasted coffee (brown), 3 skeins each for all six pads (two skeins of each color will make four pads).

Yarn weight: #5 - Bulky

Gauge:

  • 15 sts and 30 rows = 6” (15 cm) in garter st with yarn doubled, unwashed
  • 15 sts = 5¾“ (14.5 cm) in garter st with yarn doubled, washed.

Needles: Size 15 (10 mm): 24” (60-cm) circular (cir) and one double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; size G/6 (4-mm) crochet hook; pillow cases for fulling.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2004