Some English Country Styling with my Stag Cushion

If you are looking for some thing traditional, fabulous and cosy, you might just have found your next project.

stag cushion jane burns knit

I designed this Stag cushion for Let’s Knit magazine for their British Wool feature.  The cushion is worked using Jamesion’s of Shetland Double Knitting, if you have ever had the pleasure of working with this yarn, particularly for colour work projects you will know it is a sheer delight.  The ‘sticky’ pure wool makes so much easier to manage, particularly intarsia (especially if like me you are prone to little holes around your motif).

The Knitty Gritty, the cushion is worked in two pieces which are sewn together and a zip inserted.  An I-cord is worked then sewn around the edge for that ‘designer store’ look.

Skills:

  • intarsia
  • I-cord
  • sewing in a zip
  • mattress stitch

Kit needed:

  • Jamieson’s of Shetland DK
  • 3.25mm straight needles
  • 3.25mm double pointed needles
  • 41cm zip
  • stitch holder
  • sewing needle and thread

You can find the pattern inside issue 97 of Let’s Knit Magazine.

stag cushion LK cover jane burns

 

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