Woven cushion

This simple cushion is decorated by weaving in a contrast yarn. The yarn used here is space-dyed, which creates a subtle shaded effect.

Pair 5mm (US 8) knitting needles 40cm/16in square cushion pad tension

18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st using 5mm (US 8) needles.

One 10Og hank of Debbie Bliss maya (B) in shade 06 or two 50g balls of Debbie Bliss SoHo (B)

size

Approximately 40cm/16in square.

Five 50g balls of Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran in Stone (A)

materials abbreviations cm = centimetres in = inches k = knit p = purl patt = pattern rep = repeat st st = stocking stitch st(s) = stitch(es)

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to make With 5mm (US 8) needles and A, cast on 73 sts. K 3 rows.

Beg with a k row, work 25cm/9%in in st st, ending with a k row.

Ridge row (wrong side) Knit.

Now work in patt as follows:

2nd row Purl.

5th and 6th rows As 3rd and 4th rows.

7th to 10th rows Rep 1 st and 2nd rows twice more.

Repeat these 10 rows 9 times more, then work 1st to 5th rows once more.

Ridge row (wrong side) Knit.

Beg with a k row, work in st st for a further 24cm/9!^in, ending with a k row.

Cast off knitwise.

to make Fold the cushion cover in three along the two ridge rows with the cast-on and up cast-off edges overlapping to form the opening for the cushion back. Join the side seams. Insert the cushion pad first, then thread double lengths of contrast yarn B vertically and horizontally through the cover using the grid pattern as a guide. By working with the pad inside the cover, you will not pull the threaded yarn too tight or leave it too loose.

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