Hand Spun Hand Knitted Cushion.
At the beginning of March I blogged about carding the fleece and then spinning the yarn.
Here is the finished handknitted cushion ready for the exhibition.
I used garter and stocking stitches in my cable design to produce a textured effect of waves across the cushion with simple K1P1K1 raised borders to add definition to the cable.
Being Handspun gives this cushion a naive character that I feel comes from it's natural homeworked production. It has been lovingly and carefully made from the "sheep's back" through all the worked stages of scouring, carding, spinning, skeining, washing and knitting.
Local sheep, local wool and made by me!
I will also be displaying one of my Hand Woven Small Rugs at the event.
An exhibition by the Isle of Wight Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
May 1st-6th 10am -4pm.
I enjoyed designing this cable stitch pattern and while working on it thought it would look really good knitted in some colourways too, particularly good in nautical and seascape themes for a cushion or bag on the boat and beach.