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Boardwalk or Compass Cove?

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Boardwalk or Compass Cove Cushion?

I designed this beautiful nautical cushion cover back in 2019 for The Knitter magazine and it was published in issue 152 in June 2020.

When putting my idea to the editor of the Knitter  I said:

This square (14” x 14”) cushion is knit mainly in stocking stitch with an unusual mix of fair isle and cable work in the centre front panel. The ‘boardwalk’ panel depicts twisting coiled ropes on top of wooden planks either above the ocean or sand dunes depending on the chosen colour scheme. The cushion cover has a simple pillow case back opening and is worked in stocking stitch.

The inspiration for the cushion was this image
I love the new name that was given to the cushion, don't you?   In the centre panel I included 2 knitting techniques,  stranded knitting (just a simple knit 1 stitch in 1 colour and then knit the next stitch in another colour) and cabling which takes a couple of the stitches across other some of the other stitches. Both techniques simple on their own for an intermediate knitter but having them together is not too much more effort and what a result!!!

Want to stick with just 1 technique for now?
Check out my cable patterns
Check out my fair isle / stranded knit patterns
and keep on scrolling to see more of my cushions (patterns and completed knits ready to go) incorporating lots of different techniques, 

You might even find a FREE pattern in there too!

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