Free knitting pattern: Camilla’s mock cable cushion
Source: The Village Haberdashery Blog
One of our stockists, The Village Haberdashery, had their knitting teacher knit up this cozy cushion using our S&S The Chunky Wool, and we absolutely love it! Simple yet classy, it requires single cable stitches and is super quick to knit up. Here’s how:
2 skeins of The Chunky Wool by Stitch & Story
12 inch cushion pad
Needle to sew up the pieces
The stitch pattern is a 4 row repeat.
Row 1: k1, (p2, k6) x 4, p2, k1
Row 2: knit the row
Row 3: k1, (p2, k6) x 4, p2, k1
Row 4: k1, (RT, K6) x4, RT, k1
K1 = knit 1 stitch
P1 = purl 1 stitch
RT= right twist knit 2 stitches together and without taking the stitches off the needle knit the first stitch again and then slip the stitches off the needle.
Sts = stitches
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
yo = yarn over, bring your yarn to the front of your work, between the needles, and knit the next stitch, (you will now have made a new stitch)
For more guidance on how to knit the RT, visit the blog here. You can also sign up for classes whether you’re a complete beginner or haven’t picked up a pair of needles for a long time - Camilla is ready to help! Book your class here and you’ll have a cozy cushion before you know it.
Selvedge Magazine are holding their annual Spring Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall and Stitch & Story will be among the crowd and craftsellers. We will be holding exclusive discounts (up to 40% off all our knitting wares) so come along for all the fun of the fair! There will be a good mixture of jewellery, textiles and prints all created by individual designer-makers - perfect for all your craftsy needs.
Tickets are as follows:
Friday Evening Reception (Press) - £10.00
See you there! x
Have you seen our lovely feature in Knit Today, March issue? Our mission is to make sure knitters make the connection between a stress-free knitting experience and the creation of an authentic, wearable product. Why not give it a go and try one of our knitting kits?
Deserts and knitting = the perfect combo! Our knitting class in Nord came with Elderflower Sorbet and Coffee ice-cream! #inlove
The truth. Always be knitting. x
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Calling all gift shops, curators, bloggers and retailers: Our first trade show is nearly upon us and we’re quite excited! We’ve got a few great stand ideas and our preparations are well underway. If you’d like to book an appointment to see us, please get in touch: hello[at] stitchandstory[dot]com.
If you are a trader and would like to visit the show for free, get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to send you free tickets to the show.
Earls Court London12th - 14th January 2014
A lovely feature on Stitch & Story’s founders’ Jen Chan and Jen Hoang by Blogster: The Boulevardiers. Here’s a snippet of our Q&A with them:
Who’s Stitch and who’s Story in your duet?
Our name doesn’t represent anyone but rather, an idea. Knitting is a way of embedding our creations with emotions and memories i.e. on all the careful time spent crafting; the cakes and coffee accompanied with curious minds; and the victory of finishing your hand-knitted item, quirks and all! We want every knitted project to be meaningful, whether it’s for gifting or for yourself – there’s just a great sense of achievement in having knitted an item yourself and that adds to the richness of stories behind handmade products and thus, every ‘stitch‘ knitted builds a ‘story‘…!
Knitting…how come it’s now fashionable?
Like other recent boom in household crafts such as baking and sewing, the return to needles and yarn has been seen as a wider backlash against the superficiality of modern life. While manufactured goods can be functional, durable, beautiful, even inspiring, the very fact that they are mass-produced makes them disposable. In its uniqueness, a handmade item such as a knitted item carries the imprint of its creator. The very fact that you’ve made it means no one else will be wearing the same thing as you!