Let Glasgow Flourish (cushion) by Kate Davies Designs

Let Glasgow Flourish (cushion)

Knitting
October 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork in the round
US 10 - 6.0 mm
711 yards (650 m)
one size
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Let Glasgow Flourish

A cushion to celebrate the work of Glasgow textile artist and educator, Ann Macbeth

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Àrd Thìr (60% Alpaca; 40% Highland Wool; 65m / 71yds per 50g skein) in the following shades:
A Camusdarach: 4 x 50g skeins
B Firemore: 1 x 50g skein
C Kintra: 1 x 50 g skein
D Vatersay: 1 x 50g skein
E Huisinis: 1 x 50g skein

Needles and Notions
Gauge-size and above gauge-size needles of your preferred length and type for working small circumferences and back and forth
Pins or clips

Gauge
16 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm / 4in over colourwork in the
round
Use 5.5mm / U.S. 8 needle as a starting point for swatching.

Size
Cushion pieces are stretched and blocked vigorously so that each edge measures 38cm / 15in. After relaxing / retracting and finishing, cushion envelope measures approx 35.5cm / 14in square.

Pattern notes
This cushion is created in three pieces. First, a colourwork square is worked, outer-edges inward, in the round. Then two back pieces are knitted flat, in stockinette. After pinning and clipping the three pieces together, the pieces are joined together by picking up stitches through the back and front layers of the cushion to create a neat envelope. An i-cord bind off is worked all around the edges of the cushion to finish.

Special Techniques
2-st i-cord bind off
3-st i-cord bind off
plain i-cord