Now I am really pleased with myself for finishing this cushion so quickly. I am not much of a knitter and only began knitting again fairly recently. There was one slight change to the pattern in the last post in that I decided buttonholes were necessary given the large size of the buttons. They were easily accomplished by spacing and then by making easy holes (wool on needle, knit two together - between the rows of garter stitch). The details of materials and sizing are on the previous post ...
|The finished chunky knit cushion|
|Don't you just love those buttons?|
|The back is as cuddly as the front|
|Pretty good colour match for the sofa|
I so enjoyed this easy project that I have already started another using the same materials but in a different colourway ... watch this space for the twin!
|Sirdar Super Chunky Faroe in 'Kindred'|
|And these adorable buttons from John Lewis at £1.50 each|
This lovely Sirdar Chunky Knit Faroe yarn in 'Kindred' has shades of green and grey with a purple hue and will look delightful with these buttons. It cost £3.50 for 50 gram and is available online from John Lewis.
Note: There was a slight 'blip' when trying to sew the cushion together as the chunky wool (3 x DK) refused to go through the eye of even the largest darning needle so it had to be crocheted together. Please bear this in mind if you decide to knit some chunky items!