Slip Stitch Cushion by Sue Blacker and Clare Griffel

Slip Stitch Cushion

Knitting
Blacker Yarns Pure Galway Aran
Blacker Yarns Pure Shetland Aran
Blacker Yarns Pure Black Welsh Mountain
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
459 yards (420 m)
one size
Out of print. This pattern was available for free

This colourful cushion is knitted using slip stitch and ridges to create a lovely tweedy effect. The cushion’s stripes use three natural colours of Blacker Yarns, British breeds aran - Galway, Black Welsh Mountain and Shetland. We think this cushion is a wonderful showcase for the yarn. The different textures of the flbres make this a gloriously tactile item.

Measurements:

finished cushion measures 40 cm / 16” square.

Yarn:

Blacker Yarns Pure Galway Aran (100% Galway wool; 50 g = 70 m / 76 yds), 1 ball
Blacker Yarns Pure Shetland Aran (100% Shetland wool; 50 g = 70 m / 76 yds), 2 balls
Blacker Yarns Pure Black Welsh Mountain (100% Welsh Mountain wool; 50 g = 70 m / 76 yds), 3 balls

Gauge:

16 sts x 22 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch

Needles:

5 mm / US 8 - straight knitting needles

Always remember to use needles which result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions:

darning needle, 7 large press-studs