6 Dec 2012

Rare Earth Cushions

You can never have too many cushions. Scattered over a comfy sofa they add a homely touch to any room, softening the look of a bare area and making it feel warm and welcoming. 

The colours used here are reminiscent of a New England winter, the rich natural tones harmonising with the beauty of the world outside.

I have worked these ones in a soft natural-coloured handspun yarn using Corriedale fleece.

I started with one white fleece and one coloured one, which I divided into separate tones. I then blended these together to give five different colours. 

The yarn I spun was of a worsted weight which gave a nice weight for the cushion covers. If you are not a spinner, then you can of course use any worsted weight yarn such as Cascade 220 in five co-ordinating colours. 

I worked these in natural tones, but I can imagine them in other colours too... in bright zingy tones to suit a child's playroom or in red and green for a seasonal holiday look.

The Rare Earth Cushions pattern includes five different colour variations giving a co-ordinated set of cushions. Knit just one or two cushions to add to your existing collection or all five for a brand-new look. 

The covers are easily removed as they are buttoned over the cushion pad underneath, making it easy to change the look in your room as you move from season to season. 

They also co-ordinate with the Rare Earth Rug – a super-cozy rug invented with New England winters in mind. 

For more information about these designs and my other cushion and rug patterns, please visit my website

Until next time – Happy Knitting! 


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