These striking cushions are knitted in four identical diamond
shaped sections. Half of each diamond is worked in graded rainbow
colours, and then the diamond is completed in black, or the colour
you choose as the base colour.
One cushion is in warm colours, the other in cool colours. To
achieve the rainbow effect, you have to find two groups of 12
colours, chosen to range from yellow, through orange, to red, to
cherry, to red-purple for the warm coloured cushion, and from
chartreuse through green and aqua to blue, finishing with
blue-purple for the second cushion. You will need four lengths of
460 cms or 180 ins in each colour. Colours from your stash or
tapestry yarns can provide the colours.
But there is a much easier way to find the perfect colours!
A wonderful knitting shop in
Melbourne, Australia is selling the rainbow kit I used for the
cushions, and you can order the kit on line. The yarn is a beautiful
8ply loopy mohair and has been specially dyed by Marta, genius and
owner of the exciting knitter’s paradise. Delivery will take less
time than it would take to fish around to find the exact colours you
will need, and the grading is perfect. The base colour will take 350
gr of any 8ply, DK or worsted yarn, or this can also be supplied in
the same mohair as the rainbow. Just get in touch with Marta!
Here are the details:-
33 Waverley Road,
East Malvern, Victoria.
Telephone: +61 3 9572 0319
Marta's Wonderful Yarns!
9 pages with 14 illustrations
(in zipped PDF format, 3.2MB* approx).
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photographs, so allow some time for downloading. You are given
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