It’s DIY time! I always mean to include more knitting on the blog, before life ends up getting in the way and all that (aka ending up in a Buzzfeed vortex). I know it’s a skill that a lot of you are fascinated by and after failing to keep up meditation, I’ve realised that it’s my way of practicing mindfulness. You can stick a podcast on, concentrate on the task at hand and end up with something tangible once you’re finished.
I challenged myself to create this knitted cushion DIY after spotting some similar things on Etsy and I’m rather pleased with the result. Since it’s a little problematic to knit the entire cushion (it can end up a bit floppy), this method means that you knit a square panel before joining it neatly to the fabric cover. It uses a double moss stitch, which produces a nice and cosy effect. I’ve included directions below, plus a video tutorial just in case you get stuck, so let me know how you get on!
YOU WILL NEED
- Cast on 32 stitches using the cable cast-on method.
- Row 1 – Knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2 then repeat to the end of the row finishing with purl 2.
- Row 2 – Slip the first stitch. Knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2 then repeat to the end of the row finishing with purl 2.
- Row 3 – Slip the first stitch. Purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2 then repeat to the end of the row finishing with knit 2.
- Row 4 – Slip the first stitch. Purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2 then repeat to the end of the row finishing with knit 2.
- Repeat steps 2-5 until you’ve knitted 40 rows, then cast off. Weave in any ends with a crochet hook.
- Line up cushion panel with fabric cover and pin so that the edge is distributed evenly. Use a running stitch (or whatever you prefer) to join.
Let me know if you have any questions! I’m not always the best at explaining myself but hopefully the video should help!
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