Striped Cushions by Kaffe Fassett

Striped Cushions

Knitting
November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
180 - 490 yards (165 - 448 m)
Various Sizes
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This pattern is available from masondixonknitting.com for $9.00.
Errata available: masondixonknitting.com

Field Guide No. 13: Master Class is a choose-your-own adventure!

A pile of colorful cushions has always been on our dream list of knitted projects, and with the ideas Kaffe provides, the possibilities are endless.

Start with a square or rectangle. Think of these as extended swatches, the empty canvas that you can fill with as much color as you can fit in there.

Materials
-- Felted Tweed by Rowan [50g skeins, each approx 191 yds (175m), 50% wool/25% viscose/25% alpaca]
-- Size US 5 (3.75mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge
-- Cushion form 12×12 (14×14, 16×16, 18×18, 20×20) (18×12, 20×12, 18×14, 20×14)“ [30.5×30.5 (35.5×35.5, 40.5×40.5, 45.5×45.5, 51×51) (45.5×30.5, 41×30.5, 45.5×35.5, 51×35.5) cm]

A Note on Yarn Quantities
In general, you will need one ball each color for all stripe patterns and cushion sizes. If working a solid knitted cushion back, add from 0 to 3 balls of the color of choice, depending on the size you are making.

If you wish to replicate the photography samples, the quantities and shades required are listed on page 9 of the Field Guide.

To give yourself plenty of cushion options, we offer 10-color bundles of Felted Tweed in the MDK Shop.

Knitted Measurements
-- 12×12 (14×14, 16×16, 18×18, 20×20) (18×12, 20×12, 18×14, 20×14)“ [30.5×30.5 (35.5×35.5, 40.5×40.5, 45.5×45.5, 51×51) (45.5×30.5, 51×30.5, 45.5×35.5, 51×35.5) cm]

Gauge
-- 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) over stockinette stitch, after blocking
-- 24 sts and 33 rows = 4” (10 cm) over stranded stockinette stitch, after blocking

Size
-- Various Sizes

Notes
Work cushion in stripes or stranded pattern. When a stripe is complete, if you will use the same color again within next 10 rows, carry color up outside edge, twisting colors at beginning of row. Otherwise, cut yarn and weave in ends (or leave loose if you worked a steek).