Folk Fairisle Cushion by Marie Wallin

Folk Fairisle Cushion

December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Fairisle
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1208 yards (1105 m)
One size only: 44cm (17.5in) x 44cm (17.5in)
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The beautiful FOLK FAIRISLE CUSHION was a very popular project at the first FAIRISLE IN THE LAKES workshop holiday in November and December 2018 and then at two day workshops in 2019. It then became a very popular kit. It uses 12 colours of BRITISH BREEDS, which are listed below and is worked in a stepped repeat pattern. Section one is worked, casting off stitches at the start of a new fairisle stripe. Section two is worked the same way but is joined to section one during the knitting.


Mulberry x 1 ball
Mallard x 1 ball
Wood x 1 ball
Eau de Nil x 2 balls
Quince x 1 ball
Chestnut x 1 ball
Raw x 1 ball
Woad x 1 ball
Dark apple x 1 ball
Lime Flower x 1 ball
Russet x 1 ball
Rose x 1 ball

To complete the cushion, 1 x 45.5cm x 45.5cm (18in) cushion pad is needed and 1 x 44cm x 44cm backing fabric.