Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Waffly weavy good cushion cover

Looks great, but so so simple to knit!!

I used Robin Aran Yarn, any Aran weight yarn will work well :D

Using 4.5 mm circular needles, cast on 84 stitches

Knit 10 rows in garter stitch.

Next row knit 2, purl 10, knit 10 to last 2 stitches, purl 2.
Repeat a further 9 times

Next row Purl2, Knit 10, Purl 10 to last 2 stitches , knit 2
repeat a further 9 times

These 20 rows form the pattern, repeat a further 9 times (200 rows in total)

Knit 15 rows garter stitch. Cast off

To make up, with rectangle, shortest side going horizontal, thinner edge up 2/3 of total piece, fold top 1/3 down tucking garter stitch edge under the lower garter stitch edge. Sew seams

Turn right way out, and secure top edge with velcro or similar. To decorate add buttons to outer side.

I actually made button holes in lower edge, but forgot to write the instructions an how to do them,and now cannot remember how to do them!! Feel free to adapt lol


Claire said...

I just made this and it turned out beautifully! Thank you x

Tash said...

I made this cushion cover a couple of months ago as a thank you present for someone, and it worked beautifully! Thank you so much, such a simple but effective pattern. I actually used four colours which looked great - you can see a photo here if you're interested :) thank you!

Carolyn Cocks said...

What size cushion insert does this fit?

Monte said...

Sorry to be so thick but the knit 2 purl 10 knit 10 repeated, do you just repeat the purl 10 knit 10 bit or do you repeat the whole line?

Em's way said...

Thanks for the comments, and apologies for not replying sooner. I underwent surgery in November and the blog has had to take a bit of a back seat since!

Carolyn, it fits an 18in square cushion pad :)

Monte, you repeat the whole line :)

Thanks again for the comments, Tash I absolutely love your variation, looks fantastic :D

Claire Andrews said...

Hi there
I wondered how many grams/balls of wool are needed for this lovely pattern?!
Thanks, Claire

Billie Blanc said...

Hi! How do you make this with the button holes? This will be my 1st project ever so I'm not sure how to adjust. Thanks! :)

livvy37 said...

Hi, can you use straight needles instead of circular?