Doris Fairisle Cushion by Beauxknits Design

Doris Fairisle Cushion

by Beauxknits Design
Knitting
March 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
941 - 984 yards (860 - 900 m)
one size
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Inspiration
Captured by the decorative style of the fifties and onwards, I research retro patterns & design a line of pillow cases as big utility swatches to brighten up my home and yours maybe? The title refers to the film featuring Doris Day & Rock Hudson in the late fifties. Optimistic, cheerful, romantic and iconic.

Construction
The pillow is knitted in the round as one piece. The bottom and upper edges are seamed together with the dupilicate stitch. Per row you strand two colours max.

Finished measurements
Width and height 45 x 45 cm (18 x 18 in).

Skill
Intermediate.

Yarn
Sport yarn, Kauni 100% 8/2, 150 g balls, 100 g/400 m (437 yd) Colours: 20 g AA (80 m/87 yd - white), 15 g CC (60 m/65 yd - black), 40 g QQ (160 m/174 yd - orange), 40 g RR8 (160 m/174 yd - bright yellowish green), 50 g RR3 (200 m / 218 yd - dark green), 50 g NN4 (200 m / 218 yd – sand brown); total of 860 m /940 yd in six colours.

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

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

Other materials
Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Note
As this is my first try-out-pillow-piece the pattern is free.
I hope you like the design to knit, I myself always enjoy colour knitting, rushing to see the next colour effect. So happy colour knitting!

Antoinette aka Beauxknits