striped cushion by Susie Johns

striped cushion

DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in half treble
4.0 mm (G)
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This big, soft cushion with its colourful stripes was inspired by memories of childhood. Friends whose families had a beach hut or caravan always seemed to have home-made cushions like this, which my mum would have described as ‘a bit vulgar’. The pattern is an ideal stash-buster. I used a mixture of Rowan Pure Wool DK, Sublime cashmere Merino Silk DK and various other double-knitting weight oddments, selecting the brightest colours I could find. Each 2-row stripe takes about 8 metres of yarn. I made both front and back of the cushion in colourful stripes and finished with a border of bobble braid.