Ellie Rose Cushion
I have always wanted to design a big flower on a cushion and the Rose was the most obvious flower to choose. There is a large coloured intarsia chart to follow to knit the rose and it is recommended that yarn bobbins are used for the different colours as it avoids the yarn tangling. I have knitted the rose in 3 shades of pink, but you could use other colours to reflect the wonderful range of roses that are available.
The cushion is knitted in one piece and there is a 4 button opening at the back. Instructions are given for knitting 4 rose buds to form buttons.
3x 50g balls Black (approx. 426 meters/470 yards)
1x 50g ball of light pink, mid pink, dark pink
Small amount of 2 shades of green
Any yarn supplier can be used for DK yarn that knits to the following tension:
22 sts and 28 rows to 10 cm (4 in) over stocking st on 4mm needles
Sirdar Country Style DK, Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK, King Cole Dollymix DK, Patons Fab DK, Rico Essentials Merino DK