Socks and cushions

I’ve made the first of the cushion covers with herringbone-stitch fronts. The pattern was Fisherman’s Pillow and the yarn a super-chunky from Hobbycraft called Group Hug which is no longer available.

I’m not entirely happy with this cover, because the cast-off edge shows and looks quite different from the other three edges. You can see it in the bottom right corner of the photo. I chose not to turn the cast-off under, out of sight, because I thought it would be too bulky, but I may yet change my mind and re-make the cover. I’m leaving it for a week or two before deciding, and before making the second cover.

Meanwhile, I’m approaching the end of the pair of socks that I’m knitting. Just the ribbing around the top to go now. I’ll get both man-sized socks out of a single 100g ball even though I had to set aside a few grammes when I started the second one in order for the stripes to match. It looks like there are about 6 repeats of the stripe pattern per 100g.

About yorkshirecrafter

I live and work in West Yorkshire.  I've always enjoyed crafts of all types, from woodwork to lace-making.  I also enjoy anything mathematical, which makes knitting a favourite pastime, especially complicated designs.  I've been advising businesses and industry on environmental matters for 30 years and also have an interest in green living, especially where it saves me money. I live with my husband and our Maine Coon in a 100-year-old cottage that constantly needs something doing to it.  Fortunately, I enjoy DIY too.
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