Dolphin Cushions by Elizabeth Lovick

Dolphin Cushions

April 2011
Frangipani 5 ply wool
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in cushion pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
240 - 600 yards (219 - 549 m)
14 and 18" sqaure cushions
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Practise your gansey skills on a couple of cushion which use old and new motifs

Things you need to know to make the cushions:

100 g (250 g) Frangipani 5 ply gansey wool
pair 3 (3.75) mm (US 2 and 5)
row counter
crochet hook if required
5 buttons for the button-backed cushion

14 ins square and 18 ins square after washing and blocking

24 sts and 36 rows to 4 ins over pattern on 3 mm needles
20 sts and 36 rows to 4 ins over pattern on 3.75 mm needles

Frangipani yarn is a 5 ply gansey yarn, which comes in a wide variety of colours.

In the USA, Frangipani is available from Pat Kirtland at by mail order and from her shop.

Both designs use roughly the same number of stitches and it is possible to use either set of charts with either needle size. It is the size of the needles which decides the finished size.

The backs of both cushions can be buttoned or can be worked through in one piece.