It's time to start Knitting Ahead! This is the first in a blogpost series to get those knitting needles working again after the summer lull. As I wrote last week, Autumn is just around the corner! Before we know it, the temperatures will start to drop and the winter snows will arrive.
However, before that happens we will have the joy of all the beautiful Fall colours. It has already started here in New England, with the berries ripening and the leaves starting to get a reddish tinge. However, one colour that really stood out on a recent walk in New Hampshire was not red, but green! The greens were as vibrant as if the leaves were fresh and new. All too soon they will be turning yellow, but for now they are a wonderful shade of green, contrasting with the dusky haze of the distant hills.
The Hyland cushions capture these colours and bring early autumn-time right into the room.
Cushions are a great way to update your decor. They are quick to work and you can just make one or two for an easy way to add impact. Then when you want to get ready for Thanksgiving or the holiday season they can be unzipped and replaced with some new ones for a completely different look.
The cushions feature a wonderful stitch, Woven Reed Stitch. It has a super texture and a very pleasing appearance. The ribbed sections of the pattern help to grip the cushion insert so that the covers stay in place well.
Please see my website for more details about this pattern. It can be downloaded directly from the website and is available in both UK and US formats.
So find where you stashed your needles, dust them off and make some cushion covers to get your autumn knitting started!
Last Blogpost: Autumn's coming!