Garden Path Cushion by Claire Neicho

Garden Path Cushion

Knitting
August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
984 - 1094 yards (900 - 1000 m)
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Mr McGregor had better watch out, because Peter Rabbit’s friends have come out to play and they’re getting hungry.

This cushion is knitted in the round from the bottom up using the stranded technique. A buttonhole band closure is knitted back and forth at the top and the cushion is seamed at the cast-on edge. French knots for the rabbits’ tails are added afterwards.

Originally designed for Knit Now magazine, the pattern is now available as a ravelry download.

Size:
To fit a 40 cm / 16 inch square cushion pad.

Finished measurements:
Width 40 cm / 16 inches, height 40 cm / 16 inches.

Yarn Used:
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumperweight
3 balls (321 m / 349 yards) in shade FC51 (MC)
1 ball (51 m / 56 yards) in shade 96 (CC1)
2 balls (155 m / 168 yards) in shade 118 (CC2)
1 ball (113 m / 123 yards) in shade FC38 (CC3)
1 ball (20 m / 22 yards) in shade 125 (CC4)
1 ball (80 m / 87 yards) in shade 4 (CC5)
1 ball (12 m / 13 yards) in shade 82 (CC6)
1 ball (23 m / 25 yards) in shade 134 (CC7)
1 ball (10 m / 10 yards) in shade 1 (CC8)

Needles
2.5mm straight for buttonhole band
3mm 60 cm circular or long DPNs for body of cushion

Tension:
30 sts and 32 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches using 3 mm needles, measured over colourwork pattern after blocking

Notions:
6 stitch markers
6 buttons approximately 1.5 cm in diameter
Tapestry needle

Skills required:

  • working in the round
  • working with two yarns at the same time using the stranded technique
  • ability to read a chart (the colourwork pattern is charted only, written instructions are limited to explanations of how to use the charts in the pattern)

Pattern has been professionally tech edited by Stephanie Boardman