Navajo Knitted Cushion Knitting Pattern
A Native American inspired bolster cushion cover
“A little bit of pattern goes a long way. Try pom poms or tassels on either end of the bolster for a truly artisan look.”
- Jo Storie
Skills Required: You will need to be able to work in fairisle and intarsia and follow a pattern chart. You will also need to know how to work a simple moss stitch pattern and understand short row shaping.
Yarn Type: I used Rowan Purelife 100% British wool
Yarn Shade: Colour A - Steel Grey Suffolk, Colour B - Mid-Brown Jacob
Yarn Weight: Chunky / bulky
Sizes to fit a bolster style cushion
Knitted measurements approx: width 17cm / 6¾in, length 45cm / 17¾in
You will need: Colour A (Steel Grey Suffolk) 2 balls/ skeins, Colour B (Mid Brown Jacob) 1 balls/ skeins
*100g (approx 110m / 120yds).
Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are approximate. You may wish to order an extra ball/skein to be sure you have sufficient yarn.
You will need:
One pair 7mm (US 10.5) straight needles
Tapestry needle for sewing
6 x 3cm (1¼in) buttons
13 sts x 18 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in st st using 7mm (US 10½) needles.
*Tensions are provided should you wish to substitute an alternative yarn to that suggested by us. Please ensure you knit a tension square to check that the yarn is suitable as not all yarns will give a like for like result.