Oonagh Cushion Cover by Jane Crowfoot

Oonagh Cushion Cover

November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Double moss stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
490 - 500 yards (448 - 457 m)
31cm x 31cm
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I designed this cushion cover for a workshop trip to the West of Ireland. As the focus of the trip was the knitting heritage of the Aran Islands, that sit at the mouth of Galway Bay, I chose to use traditional cable stitch designs and textural patterns. To give the cover a more contemporary twist, and because I adore a bit of bling, I also added some beads using a slip-stitch method that enables the beads to create a cross pattern.

I used traditional cream yarns as the shade for the first cushion cover with gold and green beads to echo the national colours of Ireland, but I had a feeling it would also look great in red with silver beads, so I set about creating a new version especially for the Festive Season. I really love the way the silver beads sparkle on this cover.

Of course, you can use any yarn shade and bead combinations and I hope you will enjoy making your cushion cover too!