Solace is a densely beaded cushion that will add a touch of drama to any room.
Knitted in a sportweight yarn it begins with a central square decorated in beaded floats arranged in an X shape motif. Two further beaded squares are picked up and knitted from the side edges of the centre tile before the addition of two long panels that provide som,e plain contrast to the decoration. The cushion back and cosing flap are delicately edges with multicoloured columns of single beads and the three i-cord ties that secure the flap in place echo the i-cord cast off that joins the cushion front and back sections together.
Skill Level - Intermediate / advanced
Finished size (after blocking and seaming) 40 x 40 cm (15.75 x 15.75) in
Materials 800 m (875 yds) sport weight yarn Size 6.0 glass beads in the following colours and quantities; 594 x Col A 410 x Col B 438 x Col C 310 x Col D
Sample 1 is knitted using 3 skeins of The Urban Purl Merino Sporty, 100% Merino, 262m / 100g (287yds / 3.5oz) in shade Saquarra. Size 6 Beads: Col A: Purple, Col B: Root Beer, Col C: Pink, Col D: Clear
Sample 2 is knitted using 6 skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash Sport, 100% Wool, 125m / 50g (137yds / 1.75oz) in shade 875 Feather Grey. Size 6 Beads: Col A: Grey, Col B: Teal, Col C: Green, Col D: Clear
Needles 3.5 mm (US 4) or size needed to achieve stated tension. Please take the time to swatch to check your tension.
Darning needle for sewing in ends
Standard size hand sewing needle for threading beads onto yarn before knitting
Smooth, good quality cotton or polyester sewing thread for use with sewing needle when threading on beads
Crochet hook one size above knitting needles for working provisional crochet cast on
Small amount of smooth, sport weight waste yarn for holding live stitches and working provisional cast on
Spare needles and / or double pointed needle with which to work three needle bind off/i-cord edging