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.

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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.


  • 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.

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The Big Apple, Knitted Cushion

Well hello there!

Have you been away on your summer holidays yet?  Did any of you manage to get to the Big Apple?  Or are you looking to make a cushion, a fun one?  Or a perhaps you’re looking for perfect gift for the World’s Best Teacher?

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Or you just like apples?  You can find the pattern for my giant apple cushion inside issue 130 of Simply Knitting magazine,  Happy Knitting, Jane x


Halloween Knits, Monsters, Eyeball Cushions, Bats….

I love designing for Halloween,  I love the colours, I love the fun, I love getting to be as silly as my imagination will allow.  This is the third year running I have been asked by Simply Knitting Magazine to design a collection of projects for the Scary Season.  I have had the same model for each shoot and it has been lovely seeing her grow into a young lady.



This year I have four Halloween projects featured in issue 125 of Simply Knitting Magazine.

eyeseeyou eyeball cushion knit jane burns

Eye See you Cushion

Images courtesy of Simply Knitting Magazine

This comedy cushion will get a giggle or two as you hide from the Fright Night Movie.  Knit in the round from the centre out in chunky yarn, this project works up super fast.

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Monster Mash

With their furry yarn and big green eyes, Simply Knitting said these were possibly the best slippers they had ever seen! I was thrilled to read that *blushes*.

These cute critters are worked by holding a strand of aran yarn together with the furry yarn to give the slippers a nice sturdy feel and ensure you get plenty of monster miles out of them!

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Go Batty

Go Batty for these charming knitted bats, with their Velcro fastenings these would look great just about anywhere!  I am looking forward to getting them back and putting them on Little Misses bike!


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I scream

Can’t have your hands getting cold whilst you indulge in your favourite treat.  Worked in chunky yarn in the round you can easily make this in an evening.  It would make an excellent gift 😉

I hope you have enjoyed these as much as I did designing and making them.

You can get your hands on a copy of the magazine here

As always I would love to see your finished projects on my Facebook page and on Ravelry.

Happy Knitting X




Big Bouncy Knitted Sunflower Cushion

Hello there my yarn loving friends, guess who got their design on this months issue of Simply Knitting?  That would be me and I am still grinning about it.

Measuring a whopping 50cm in diameter this cushion will bring a smile to more than one set of cheeks!

Make a statement with this bold cushion and bring some sunshine into your life no matter what the weather.  It is perfect indoors or out.


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Sunflowers not for you,  simply change the colour or go wild and knit each petal in a different colour for a truly bold statement!

I would as always love to see your finished projects on my Facebook page.  You can download your copy of Issue 123 of Simply Knitting magazine here.   Happy Knitting!


front cover issue 123 simply knitting



sunny days knitted sunflower cushion jane burns

Where the heart is

Another summer weekend, another summer festival, and as Jane and I enjoy watching ‘The Pixies’ live at T in the Park, we both have a sense of achievement.

Starburst Bracelet

Starburst Bracelet Advanced Loom skillz!

Firstly, I have completed my second loom band. The first basic, the second an ‘advanced’ Starburst Bracelet! Katie was relieved, I think I may have annoyed her with my failed attempts, but the final result was somewhat fantastic (I say so myself, and that’s all!).

Perhaps more importantly, Jane has responded to her fans and published one of her own patterns for sale.

Home is ‘Where the heart is‘, and so this lovely faux fair isle cushion cover will make a charming addition to anyone’s home

You can view it, along with a selection of other patterns in the shop which has links to Ravelry for purchasing.

Please have a ‘mooch’, and let us know if there are any other patterns Jane has created that you’d like to see available to buy.

As always, please also share your creations on her Facebook page, or via Twitter!