For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: One 100g hank of Purl &Jane Masham Mashup Aran (75% Bluefaced Leicester & 25% Masham, 160m per 100g) &
Two 50g balls of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran (100% British BlueFaced Leicester Wool, 166m per 100g)
Metres: 150-160m in shade A and 150-160m in shade B.
Additional materials: cushion pad to fit.
Tension: 19 stitches and 21 rows to 10cm square over fairisle pattern using 5mm needles.
Measurements: for one square: 16.5cm wide x 17cm long.
My design ideas and advice: I designed this cushion for my March 2019 retreat. After a relaxing first day, I felt we could extend our techniques further and so on Sunday the project was a square for a cushion again but this time we covered two techniques: slip stitch and fairisle. The slip stitch seems easy, and it is, but I think it’s magical and it takes a while to get used to the magic. I love the slip stitch technique, it is my favourite colourwork technique. Regular Purl &Jane knitters will recognise some of my patterns which use slip stitch: Charlie Cushion, Spencer Scarf, Emmen Jumper, Aisling Hat and Cara Tank Top. They all look tricky but once you’ve mastered slip stitch, they are super easy and enjoyable.
I designed this cushion first because it uses my favourite technique and mixed it up with fair isle so knitters could see how the different techniques work and look.
Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: Mattress Stitch