Tag Archives: Uist wool

On the back burner

Contrary to all the available evidence on this blog I have been working on something other than baby blankets recently:

They are squares of Uist wool in two different textured stitches, and my intention is to make them up into a cushion to replace one of these:

This bit requires rather a lot of counting of stitches, which explains why I have paused for a while. I am posting them on the blog as a little jolt to my conscience to get on and finish them!

And then there were two

You might remember my first Uist wool cushion cover here
Well a recent trip to Uist saw me returning with enough yarn for another cushion, so now there are two!

They are not quite identical (who knew there was more than one way of sewing a strip of ripple stitch up?) but they are entirely in keeping with each other, and I am pleased with them both.
And just in-case you can’t pop over to Uist yourself they are now selling their lovely wool on-line (here)

Uist wool cushion Tah dah!

So this is it, that lovely moment when you have finished something, and know that it is really worthwhile.
Here, in all it’s glory, is my Uist wool cushion:
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You might remember it’s humble beginnings just after Christmas here
Well now it is all grown up and I am delighted with it. The buttons follow the natural line of the ripples:
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And even the side seams have a pleasing symmetry:
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What a pleasure it is to work with such lovely yarn. Made in Uist wool dk fuaran, siaban and texel on a 4.5mm hook. Pattern available, if you would like a copy just leave a message.