Knit!

I recently started knitting and began with simple things like scarves but as my friend Olivia just bought a new flat I thought for her Birthday I would try to make her a cushion cover.  I stuck to garter stitch as I really like how textured and neat it looks when using a thick wool. For the wool, I chose two colours of Rowan’s ‘Big Wool’: a purple and a grey.

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For the back, I kept it simple with plain grey as I thought it would match pretty much any colour scheme.

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The front was in two pieces and I stitched it together with grey wool. I made button holes in two rows by casting off three stitches in one then casting on the same amount of stitches at the same point in the next row.

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I used self-cover buttons and covered them with Liberty fabric. I chose this particular fabric because it had a small design which means it can make an impact with such a small piece.

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I then fastened the buttons and voila! Even Moss approved:

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The wrapping was obviously important too:

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I really enjoyed this project and would definitely consider making more of them in different designs. Watch this space for new projects!

And watch this space for new cards: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kateevadesigns

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