Palm-tastic Cushion Cover
The Palm-tastic Cushion Cover is knitted in a single strip, starting with a ribbed section, then a stocking stitch panel for the back; the front is knitted in stocking stitch with the palm-frond motif incorporated using the intarsia technique. Finally, the back is knitted, finished with a ribbed section featuring buttonholes to fasten the cushion cover. The side seams are joined using mattress stitch.
This pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the palm-frond motif.
One size: 43.5 cm x 43 cm (17.25 in square)
18 sts and 25 rows = 10 cm (4 in) in stocking stitch worked flat on 5 mm (US 8) needles after wet blocking, or size needed to obtain correct tension.
Aran-weight yarn in the following colours and amounts:
- MC (pale pink): 405 m (445 yds)
- CC (green): 145 m (160 yds)
5 mm (US 8) straight needles
- Tapestry needle
- Buttons x 5, 25 mm (1 in)
- Bobbins for holding the different yarn colours during colourwork
- Chart row marker
- Removable stitch markers x 4
- 45 cm (18 in) square cushion pad
The sample is knitted in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran [aran, 180 m (196 yds) per 100 g ball, 50% wool, 50% acrylic] in 849 Candyfloss Pink (MC) and 830 Evergreen (CC).
This pattern was first published as Palm-tastic Pillow in I Like Knitting, June 2019.
This pattern was tech edited by Jo Torr.
This listing is for the pattern only, not the finished cushion cover.