This gorgeous cushion is perfect to keep for yourself, give to a loved one or even make as a housewarming gift for a couple moving in together.
You might think this looks like a project for experienced knitters only, but I have used a cunning technique to add lots of colours without lots of work. This complex-looking pattern is achieved simply by knitting with one self-patterning yarn and one solid colour yarn using the fair isle method.
Stylecraft, Life DK (75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100g/298m) 2 balls Charcoal (2323), Stylecraft, Merry Go Round DK, (100% acrylic, 100g/294m) 1 ball Rose/Purple (3121)
Pair of 3.25mm straights, Pair of 3.75mm straights
40cm x 40cm
40cm cushion pad, Five 2.5cm heart shaped buttons, Stitch markers
Cast off, k2tog, knit, m1, purl