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Regal Frost Cushions

Knitting
October 2005
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern from Chart using smaller needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
837 - 1177 yards (765 - 1076 m)

Pattern description from Handknit Holidays: “On a cold winter evening, after a holiday feast or a snowball fight, nothing feels better than snuggling down before a crackling fire. When you do, you’ll want to surround yourself with these thick, tweedy, frost-patterned cushions in rich, regal colors dressed up with details like a twisted cord edging or silky tassels.”

Finished Measurements:

  • Cushions 1 and 2: 20” square
  • Cushion 3: 25” square

Yarn:

  • Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool (100% wool; 107 yards / 50 grams)
  • Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed (85% merino wool / 10% silk / 5% cashmere; 147 yards / 50 grams)
  • Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed (85% merino wool / 10% silk / 5% cashmere; 93 yards / 50 grams)
  • Cushion 1: Classic DK Wool: 7 balls #323 antique (ivory; A), 4 balls #322 ginger (B)
  • Cushion 2: Silkroad DK Tweed: 5 balls #405 emporio (A), Classic DK Wool Heather: 2 balls #912 brocade (B)
  • Cushion 3: Silkroad Aran Tweed: 6 balls #116 ivy (A), 3 balls #114 vermouth (ivory; B)

Needles:

  • Cushions 1 and 2: One pair straight needles size US 6 (4 mm)
  • Cushions 3: One pair straight needles size US 8 (5 mm)

Notions:

  • Cushions 1 and 2: One 22” square cushion insert; Cushion 2: For 4” nylon tassels
  • Cushion 3: One 26” square cushion insert.

Additional Gauge: Gauge for cushion 3 only: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stitch pattern from Chart using larger needles.

Additional gauge information:

  • Cushion 1 and 2: 22 sts, 30 rows = 4” on smaller needles
  • Cushion 3: 18 sts, 24 rows = 4” on larger needles