Bee Fairisle Cushion
A fairly simple Fairisle cushion, knitted in the round, then steeked and finished with a button close at the back.
The pattern does not include steeking instructions as there are several ways to do this. I prefer surface crochet.
I rate this as moderately difficult, but only because of the steeking.
Yarns, needles, etc
Rowan Felted Tweed:
2 x 50g balls – yarn A (this is the main shade and always in use). I used Watery
1 x 50g ball – yarn B (this is the contrast shade and used for the bees and the honeycomb). I used Clay.
1 x 3.75mm fixed cable circular needle that is 40cm (or 60 but it’s a bit tighter at first) long (measured tip – tip)
3 x 3.5mm needles for cast-off, button and buttonhole bands (can be straight or circular as preferred but I find flexible needles are easier)
3.25mm crochet hook for the steeking (or whatever you need for your preferred method to reinforce the Steek Bridge)
Lengths of non-fluffy, finer yarn in a colour that is not like your main shades (such as a sock yarn) for the steeking
Cushion pad, 30 cm square