Comfort Zone by Jo Allport

Comfort Zone

March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1039 yards (950 m)
To fit a cushion, 40cm (15¾in) square.
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Add a touch of heritage chic to your sofa with Jo Allport’s Fair Isle cushion with modern stripes.

With tweeds and folk style littering the catwalks of London, Paris and Milan, it’s no surprise that traditional heritage patterns are enjoying a resurgence in knitting too. Here, designer Jo Allport has added a modern touch to her cushion choosing contemporary shades for the stripes, and opting for a straightforward repeat diamond shape to create echoes of vintage Fair Isle.

Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumper weight (100% wool, 25g/115m balls)
3 balls of Yarn A Shade 29
1 ball of each:
Yarn B Shade 101
Yarn C Shade 14
Yarn D Shade 91
Yarn E Shade 1A
Yarn F Shade FC22
A pair of 3mm needles
A pair of 3¼mm needles
9 x 1cm buttons
40cm cushion pad

If you’d prefer to knit your cushion in a solid colour, try King Cole Extra Soft Merino in Bright Fuchsia 04230. It’s a machine washable acrylic yarn that comes in 32 colour choices. Any aran and DK yarns can be used to substitute yarns B, C and D.