Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This is me trying my best to be artistic! This is a cushion cover I made for my sister's Birthday. What a lucky girl! I made it from my first batch of Abravo Alpaca Yarn. It is made from a 100gram skein of a blend of 90% abravo alpaca and 10% bamboo in aran weight. It feels absolutely gorgeous. It was knitted on size 10mm needles and I used 100% abravo alpaca felt for the reverse. As my knitting skills are limited attached the felt flower onto the front where I pearled a stitch rather than knitted it, I think it looks very fetching. I cast on 45 stitches using cable cast on method and then continued to knit until it was large enough to cover an 18 x 18 cushion. To add a little more interest I knitted the turn over at the top where it buttons in rib. The cushion cover is closed at the back using matching red shell buttons. If you would like to dye the yarn it is possible because it is in a skein, but I prefer it in the natural neutral colour. If you wanted to follow my example the abravo alpaca yarn would cost £13 (100 gram skeing) and the abravo alpaca felt £12, (50 x 50 square centimetre swatch). what a bargain for a unique and beautiful cushion to have in your home.

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Blogger Louise said...

I am very impressed. I have touched it and it is very soft. I want one. ( i suppose i'll have to get my knitting needles out!)

March 25, 2010 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

how do i buy some more yarn? i have nearly finished my cushion!

April 4, 2010 at 1:29 AM  

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