Newquay by Helen Ardley


July 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern on 8mm needles
7.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
574 yards (525 m)
One size - 40cm x 40cm (15.75" x 15.75")
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Woven effect fabrics are popular in the knitting world right now, and this chunky design by Helen Ardley uses slip stitch patterns to create an appealing texture. The cushion is knitted on 8mm needles using a chunky cotton yarn from DMC; the grey and orange shades form the background, with horizontal stripes worked in a contrasting aqua. The cushion cover is worked in one piece, with a garter stitch buttonband, then seamed.

Yarn Requirements
DMC Natura XL (Chunky weight; 100% cotton; 75m/82yds per 100g ball)

  • A Orange (10); 3 x 100g balls
  • B Grey (12); 3 x 100g balls
  • C Aqua (7); 1 x 100g ball

Needles and Accessories

  • 1 pair 7mm (UK 2/US 10) knitting needles
  • 1 pair 8mm (UK 0/US 11) knitting needles
  • 5 x 35mm buttons
  • 40cm x 40cm cushion pad