Quick and easy for all
These quick and easy cushion covers can be made on any machine with any
yarn and any stitch pattern. Just make small tension square, instructions
included in the pattern, and follow the simple instructions to calculate
the stitches to cast on and the rows to knit.
The cushion covers in Book 206 are each made from just one piece of
fabric - what could be easier? Designed to fit a 46cm (18" purchased
cushion pad), the fabric is folded into an envelope style and the cushion
pad is inserted - and removed - without any additional sewing.
This kind of cushion cover is fantastic for "high traffic"
areas from girls' bedrooms (think make-up and fake tan!) to cushion pads
for the workroom and comfortable cushions for scooters and wheelchairs.
Their no-fuss design means that they can easily be removed for washing
and, when the cushion has done its work, a replacement is quickly made.
Designs for the living room
Quick and easy also means keeping up with the fashions! Use your
favourite punchcards to create patterned cushion covers that are in
keeping with your decor - it's all about being able to match the colours
and then to change the colours with the seasons.
Read about the nautical cushion with its plain, quite understated look
and compare with the Summer Meadow - a fun cushion that can be as sunny or
as zany as you like...
Guides are given for making a ribbed cushion with a nautical colour
theme and a summer meadow cushion which can be trimmed with knitted or
purchased flowers to your own design (the pattern just gives the
background colours) and, of course, fair isle and textured patterns can
all be used. If you like creating textured patterns with hand tooling, why
not choose classic cream and add cables?
Another option is to use the textured designs from Book 205, Making A
Textured Scarf, for a modern look. More experienced knitters can easily
add trims and fastenings to complete their own designs.
Fancy lace? Knit the basic cushion cover in your background cover,
choose a fine, contrasting yarn and an open lace pattern, make a second
small tension square but make the lace panel square if you prefer and
slipstitch into place over the centre of the fabric.
If you already have books 72 and 73, you will have some ideas for trims
and fastenings if you wish to add to the cushion covers.
These cushion covers are not just for the living room - use them for
dining chair pads, workroom chair or wheelchair cushion covers, too.
Just make a tension square and transfer the results into the boxes
provided to give your knitting instructions. What an ideal way to use up