I-Cushions by Kaffe Fassett


November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1719 - 2865 yards (1572 - 2620 m)
17.75 (17.75, 17.5)" wide × 16.5 (16.5, 15.5)" long [45 (45, 44.5) × 42 (42, 39.5) cm]
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Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 16: Painterly is full of Kaffe Fassett’s genius Intarsia designs worked up in a beloved yarn.

A cushion makes the perfect canvas for intarsia. It makes it possible to see and revel in the glorious details of this technique without any shaping distractions.

For these cushions, we’ve taken two motifs used elsewhere in this Field Guide—the Cityscape pattern used in a scarf, and the Kites pattern used for a throw—and made them the star of their own plush little show.

You can get the full kit including yarn & pattern for these tasty little projects right here!

— Felted Tweed by Rowan [50 g skeins, each approx 191 yds
(175 m), 50% wool/25% viscose/25% alpaca]:
Kites Cool Colorway: Peach, Scree, Camel, Maritime, Granite, Stone, Amethyst, Cumin, Boulder, Candy Floss, Delft, Alabaster, Clay, Aster, and Frozen
Kites Bright Colorway: Peach, Barn Red, Avocado, Tawny, Bilberry, French Mustard, Black, Lime, Treacle, Heliotrope, Lotus Leaf, Mineral, Sulfur, Ancient, and Vaseline Green
Cityscape Bright Colorway: Black, Ultramarine, Ancient, Tawny, Lotus Leaf, Treacle, Turquoise, Pine, and Bilberry
— Size US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge
— Two size US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, 40” (100 cm) long or longer, for Applied I-Cord
— Size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge (for knitted back only)
— Cushion form (for best fit, select after you have finished knitting and blocking the cushion front)
— Approximately 3/4 yd (0.7 m) coordi- nating tightly woven fabric (optional; for use with fabric back only)
— Sewing needle and matching thread (optional; for use with fabric back only)

Knitted Measurements
— 17.75 (17.75, 17.5)“ wide × 16.5 (16.5, 15.5)” long [45 (45, 44.5) × 42 (42, 39.5) cm]

— 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) over stockinette stitch, after blocking

— Two Sizes

— Instructions are given for Kites Cool Colorway first, with Kites Bright Colorway and Cityscape in parentheses; where only 1 number is given, it applies to all motifs.
— Work the first and last stitch of each row in stockinette stitch, using the color of the first or last stitch of the chart.