Knit, Steek and Cuddle by Aurélie Colas

Knit, Steek and Cuddle

Knitting
November 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch with 4.00 mm (US 6) needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
448 - 891 yards (410 - 815 m)
Small / Large
This pattern is available for £4.25 GBP
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“Originally designed to complement the Christmas “Scot”-ing, these cushions quickly became loveable favourite items of the household.

Filled with traditional design elements, with a modern twist, they will bring warmth and cosiness to your home all winter. “


Message aux francophones: Si l’anglais n’est pas votre premiere langue, mais que vous souhaitez vous lancer et tricoter un de mes designs, n’hesitez pas ! Je peux vous aider a traduire des passages qui vous poseraient probleme, et, si il y a une demande suffisante, me lancer dans la traduction complete de mes modeles.


Size:
Knitted in the recommended yarn at the correct tension, this cushion has instructions for two sizes:

  • Small: to fit a 35 cm x 35 cm (13 3/4 in x 13 3/4 in) cushion pad,
  • Large: to fit a 50 cm x 50 cm (19 3/4 in x 19 3/4 in) cushion pad.

Instructions in brackets [] refer to the Large size.

Yarn requirement:
Samples shown use New Lanark Pure Wool DK:

  • (A): 2 [3] x 50 g, in Shade: Ecru (white) on both samples
  • (B): 2 [3] x 50g, in Shade: Sky (light blue) [Pebble (light grey)]
  • (C): 1 [1] x 50 g, in Shade: Denim (darker blue) [Gritstone (darker grey)]
  • (D): 1 [1] x 50 g, in Shade: Navy (navy) [Natural Black (Black)]

Buttons:
With a very rustic look, the wooden buttons pictured are home-made (out of curtain-rods). A blog post about them can be read here.

For a more refined look and a very unique project, I strongly recommend the porcelain buttons from Melissa Jean Designs. The delicate blue buttons in the last picture are the Starburst design, in the Moonscape colourway, matching perfectly the delicate blue of the New Lanark yarns.

8-Page Pattern includes:
Detailed charts for all colourwork sections. Extensive written directions and photos.

It also includes Photo-tutorials for:

  • I-Cord bind-off,
  • Applied I-cord on cast-on row, and
  • Crocheted reinforcement for steeking.