Black Tulip Fairisle Cushion by Beauxknits Design

Black Tulip Fairisle Cushion

by Beauxknits Design
May 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
525 - 547 yards (480 - 500 m)
one size
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Captured by the decorative style of the fifties and onwards, I research retro patterns & colours to make stranded knitwear items.
Except for the green centered tier, the Black Tulip is repeated from bottom to top, running underneath the orange bands popping up in the middle section. Except for one row in the Tulip multiple, only two colours per row are used so you can relax and enjoy your knitting. Also a perfect project to knit up your leftover yarn. I myself used stash from Kauni, Ullgarn and Jamieson’s Sprindrift, their tension matching well together. The pattern and instructions for a matching pin cushion you will find included.
* The matching pillow covers you will find in my Ravelry Store too.

Finished measurements
Width and height 40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in).

Intermediate: this pattern involves working in the round and stranded colourwork.

Total of 119g/480m (524yd) in eight colours:

  • Sport yarn, Kauni 100% wool 8/2, 150g balls, 100g/400m (437yd), colours: 32 g AA (128m/139yd - white), 18g CC (72m/78yd - black), 10g QQ1 (40m/43yd - orange), 10g KK1 (40m/43yd - yellow), 18g NN4 (72m/78yd – light brown).
  • Sport yarn, Ullgarn two ply, Svarta Fårets, 100% wool, 100g/300m (328yd) colour: 10g no 28 (40m/43yd – brown).
  • Sport yarn, Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, 100% Pure Shetland Wool 25g/105m (114yd), colours: 11g Chartreuse (46m/50yd - light off green), 10g Ivy (42m/45yd – dark green).

3 mm (US 2,5) circular needle, 80 cm (32 in).

28 st x 31 rounds = 10 x 10 cm (4x4 in) in stockinette colourwork after blocking.

Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Hope you will knit this bunch of flowers for your couch too!
Greetings from Holland,