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6 Nov 2009

FO – Jessica and Robert’s Wedding Present

Filed under: Knitting — Tags: , , , — Cat @ 8:03 am
cushion cover detail

Cushion Cover Detail

Jessica and Robert got married in Sept 2007 and I offered to knit them a wedding present of their choice.  They chose cushion covers and sent me an idea of what colors.  Since I decided to knit them in Knit Pinks Wool of the Andes, they purchased a color card and matched it to a woven blanket that had also been a wedding gift.

Yarn

Yarn for cushion covers

Originally, I have planned to knit Trivial Pursuit by Woolly Thoughts but this just didn’t work out.

Trivial Pursuit Started

Trivial Pursuit Started

Since knitting with preordained colors proved to be much harder than anticipated, I tried swatching with the different yarns and trying out different patterns.

Swatch for Cushion Covers

Swatch for Cushion Covers

I probably should have stuck with the Trivial Pursuit pattern and it would have worked out but in the meantime, I dreamed a design.  So I bought more yarn, as recommended by Kaffe Fasset when colors are not working, and knitted up that cushion.

Dream Cushion Cover

Dream Cushion Cover

I started a second one based on the same design elements but it was just taking too long, so I had a brain wave for another design.  Robert is a graphic artist and so I used the idea of graphics and pictures from Let their be Wyverns to design the second front.  The center detail was the opening photograph to this blog post.

Graphic Design Cushion Cover

Graphic Design Cushion Cover

In the meantime I did the backs, one of which I have no recollection of at all and the other one I finished just in time for their second wedding anniversary.

Fourth and final cushion cover

Fourth and final cushion cover

So they now have four 20″ x 20″ squares waiting to be converted into cushion covers.  I guess I sent them as cushion covers-to-be, some assembly required!

JnR are in the process of moving house so everything, including marvellous hand knitted cushion covers-to-be are packed away.  If they aren’t converted into cushions by the time I visit next visit, I will make finishing them up as my project.

Now I need a house warming project for them.  I hope they don’t mind waiting a couple of years!

All pictures are Copyright © 2009 cdavies.  Please ask permission to reproduce.

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1 Comment »

  1. These look so great. I love the way they turned out!

    Comment by Lisa — 14 Nov 2009 @ 7:38 am


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