Solace Cushion by Jeanette Sloan

Solace Cushion

Knitting
November 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 47 rows = 4 inches
in beaded pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
875 yards (800 m)
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Solace is a densely beaded cushion that will add a touch of drama to any room.

Knitted in a sportweight yarn it begins with a central square decorated in beaded floats arranged in an X shape motif. Two further beaded squares are picked up and knitted from the side edges of the centre tile before the addition of two long panels that provide som,e plain contrast to the decoration. The cushion back and cosing flap are delicately edges with multicoloured columns of single beads and the three i-cord ties that secure the flap in place echo the i-cord cast off that joins the cushion front and back sections together.

Available as a printed pattern from Jeanette Sloan’s Online Shop

Skill Level
Intermediate / advanced

Finished size (after blocking and seaming)
40 x 40 cm (15.75 x 15.75) in

Materials
800 m (875 yds) sport weight yarn
Size 6.0 glass beads in the following colours and quantities;
594 x Col A
410 x Col B
438 x Col C
310 x Col D

Sample 1 is knitted using 3 skeins of The Urban Purl Merino Sporty, 100% Merino, 262m / 100g (287yds / 3.5oz) in shade Saquarra. Size 6 Beads: Col A: Purple, Col B: Root Beer, Col C: Pink, Col D: Clear

Sample 2 is knitted using 6 skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash Sport, 100% Wool, 125m / 50g (137yds / 1.75oz) in shade 875 Feather Grey. Size 6 Beads: Col A: Grey, Col B: Teal, Col C: Green, Col D: Clear

Needles
3.5 mm (US 4) or size needed to achieve
stated tension. Please take the time to
swatch to check your tension.

Also Needed
Darning needle for sewing in ends
Standard size hand sewing needle for threading beads onto yarn before knitting
Smooth, good quality cotton or polyester sewing thread for use with sewing needle when threading on beads
Crochet hook one size above knitting needles for working provisional crochet cast on
Small amount of smooth, sport weight waste yarn for holding live stitches and working provisional cast on
Spare needles and / or double pointed needle with which to work three needle bind off/i-cord edging
Stitch markers
40 x 40 cm (15.75 x 15.75 in) square cushion
pad
2 x 3.5 mm (US 4) double pointed needles