Sunday afternoon ... after a full day of sewing and a few chores (laundry still waiting for me!), I'm finally able to sit down and get a quick post written to join with Jennifer of Thistlebear in her Winter Project link party! Thank you Jennifer for hosting this party.
I've decided to start on the cable cushion cover for my first winter project. I have made two other cushion covers, and my daughter liked them so much that she has requested a knitted cushion for her bedroom. While she was home for reading week in October, we went to the store and she picked out the colour she wanted. The photos don't show the colour well at all, but it is a very pretty dark wine / burgundy in pure wool.
I started knitting the back of the cushion first in this interesting embossed pattern from a stitch book I have. It's cleverly called "embossed blocks". This is what I have got done so far with a few quiet evenings the last few weeks. I have to keep track of every row in the 20-row pattern repeat, but it's not a difficult pattern to knit. I've only had to rip back to a mistake once so far ;) (and that was enough!).
My daughter chose this pattern for the back, and for the front she has chosen the most complicated cable pattern in my book! It's called the "triple twist cable" ... doesn't that sound lovely?! One large triple twist will be in the centre, with two smaller "five rib braid" cables running up the sides. I've sorted out how to incorporate the two different cables, but I'll have to knit on the front with no distractions so that I don't botch it up! I'm actually looking forward to the challenge.
I'm always curious to know what patterns look like on the wrong side. So if you're like me, this is the wrong side of embossed blocks ...
... it kind of looks like cables too!
Actually, this would make a nice pattern for a blanket
since the wrong side looks just about as nice as the front :)
Be sure to hop over to Thistlebear to see what others have been working on for their winter projects!
Thanks for stopping by!