Cabled Cushion Cover
Not everyone is a garment knitter, especially in warm weather, but never fear, inspiration still abounds! Summer is a great time to slow down and fluff up your nest. Great cushions are hard to find, but are easy to make. I love cables, they’re classic, never dated, and go with EVERYTHING.
Pillow covers also offer a great opportunity to play around with cables without committing to a large garment. The project is just enough knitting, finishing is minimal, fit isn’t an issue, and you can use any number of different yarns. The classic kettle dyed Malabrigo Merino Worsted would be scrumptious, as would it’s machine washable cousin Malabrigo Rios. If you want machine washability Berroco Vintage is a cost effective choice, or for a cotton try Cascade Avalon. For something more textured and interesting consider Mineville Wool Angora (hold 2 strands together), Noro Silk Garden Solo (it’s on Clearance), or tweedy Queensland Kathmandu Aran. Whatever you choose I don’t think you can go wrong.
You can use any of these yarns for this project:
Malabrigo Merino Worsted 4 skeins
Malabrigo Rios (machine wash) 4 skeins
Berroco Vintage (machine wash) 4 skeins
Cascade Avalon (cotton, machine wash) 5 skeins
Mineville Wool Angora (hold 2 strands together) 3 skeins
Noro Silk Garden Solo (tweedy & on sale) 8 skeins
Queensland Kathmandu Aran (tweedy) 4 skeins
- FREE Pattern
- 4.5mm/US7 or 5mm/US8 needles (or side to obtain a gauge you like)
- 6 buttons
- Tapestry/Darning needle
- Pillow form