I’ve added these cushion knitting kits to the shop on my website. I really hope that people will love them and enjoy knitting them.
I used Bluefaced Leicester wool from West Yorkshire Spinners. This beautiful yarn is spun at the mill in Yorkshire using British wool. Bluefaced Leicester is highly valued as it is so silky and lustrous. I love knitting with it and, because the wool is totally gorgeous, the cushions are so soft and amazingly tactile that you just want to cuddle them!
There are 2 versions of the cushion design. One I have called Petal and the other is named Tile Petal.
Both cushions have a plain Ecru back with a textured version of the petal design, and both are available in a number of colour options.
Each kit contains all the yarn you will need to make a 16″square cushion and 5 pretty buttons to finish it off. You will also receive the pattern . You will need a pair each of 4mm and 5mm needles.
The finished cushion can be washed carefully by hand at 30 degrees, should you need to do so.
If you are looking for a gift for a knitting friend I believe that this knitting kit is perfect. The pattern is easy to follow for those with some knitting experience or those wishing to learn the fair isle technique.
A friend of mine recently purchased one of these kits from me. She had not done any fair isle knitting before and she very quickly knitted up a very delightful version of this cushion as you can see here…