Playing with slip stitch patterning can create interesting three-dimensional effects, such as this honeycomb design used by Emma King on her Abella cushion knitting pattern. “The repetition and layering often found in nature was the inspiration for this design,” says Emma. “The simple slip stitch pattern creates the illusion of two layers of knitting while casting a shadow on the ’underneath’ layer.” The patterning appears on the front panel of the cushion; the reverse is made up of two stocking stitch panels, joined using ribbed button bands with pearly buttons. Emma has knitted her cushion in Bergère de France Sport, a great-value blend of wool and acrylic. She has picked two neutral shades to ensure the cushion complements most home décor schemes, but the yarn is available in a wide range of brighter colours too, if you’d prefer a more vibrant result.
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