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Topic: Wanna see my knit garden cushion??!! *now with detail pics!!*  (Read 2912 times)
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« on: July 26, 2007 09:46:10 AM »

A while ago, I went on a Rowan colour workshop weekend, where we were encouraged to use a favourite picture to inspire us. My inspiration was a photograph of a garden, and I took things quite literally, and designed a garden cusion. I only just finished it today, and I'm really happy with it!  Smiley

The top row of flowers do have stems made of a "ladder" of purl, but it's hard to see in the photograph. It's pretty cool in real life, I promise!

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Edit: Detail pics!!  Also, for the flowers, you just cast on 5 or 6 sts, then knit 6 rows, knitting into f&b of each st on alt rows, then cast off in a different colour. Or the same colour!  Cheesy





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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2007 09:56:19 AM »

That's really nice. I love it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2007 10:52:47 AM »

your pillow is gorgeous!  It looks almost like a painting.  Are the flowers from a pattern or did you make them up?  I like how some of the flowers have two colors... this rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007 10:54:17 AM »

That's awesome! You should post a picture closer up so we can see the "stems" on the top flowers!
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007 11:08:39 AM »

How pretty, you should be so proud of yourself, I'm proud of you!
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2007 11:21:55 AM »

that's really cool!
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2007 11:52:13 AM »

Very pretty!  I love the colors you chose.
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2007 11:59:24 AM »

That's beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2007 01:34:16 PM »

Wow, really great job!  I love it Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007 06:10:38 AM »

That cushion is stunning! I love it!
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