FO: St Ives Cushion

It’s been ages since I last blogged, but I have finished a couple of things in the interim, one of which is the St Ives Cushion.

st ives cushion with rowan kidsilk haze

The pattern is from Little Luxury Knits by Alison Crowther-Smith, and uses 3 balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze.  I’ve never knitted with Kidsilk Haze before and quite enjoyed it.  It’s not that easy to rip back though, so you need to be careful not to go drastically wrong.  

The clever thing about this pattern is the way the two shades of red are blended together.  You knit every row with two strands of yarn, but the two strands are not always the same.  What I mean is this: you start by knitting a few rows with two strands of blue.  Then a few rows with two strands of dark red, then a couple of rows with one strand dark red and one strand light red, then a few rows with two strands of light red.

 amy butler fabric backling

I backed this cushion with a piece of Amy Butler fabric, called French Wallpaper in duck egg blue.  I love this fabric.  It’s such good quality and the pattern is so pretty.

amy butler fabric cushion cover

Tomorrow is World Wide Knit in Public Day and there’s going to be a gathering in Plymouth which I’m planning to go along to. I think there’s a group planning to come up from Cornwall, but it will be nice to meet other knitters from Plymouth.  Maybe they’ll be interested in coming along to our Knit and Knatter group.  I hope it doesn’t rain!

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