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

Yarns

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. 

Needles

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)

Other

3.25mm crochet hook for the steeking (or whatever you need for your preferred method to reinforce the Steek Bridge)

Stitch marker

Lengths of non-fluffy, finer yarn in a colour that is not like your main shades (such as a sock yarn) for the steeking

4 buttons

Cushion pad, 30 cm square

Cost:  £5

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