Knit Kit - Chunky Tiled Cushion

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Knit Kit - Chunky Tiled Cushion

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Description

Skill Level: Easy
So, the pattern looks complicated, but it's not! Whilst not difficult, both back and front will keep you interested, and the end result is so lovely with super-soft alpca chunky yarn spun from the fleeces of alpacas from British Farms. See the Detailed Description  below for more information about the pattern and the yarn.

Size: 41cm x 41cm
Duck feather cushion pad available as optional extra
  • Detailed Description

    This cushion knit is made to fit a 41cm x 41cm cushion pad, but can be easily adjusted for different sizes.  The beautiful British alpaca yarn is mixed with 25% natural British sheep's wool, which makes it easy to knit with, and still retains that wonderful alpaca softness.

    The two patterns are: 

    Front - Offset tiles, which involve slipping stitches, knit and purl

    Back - Knit, purl, buttonholes (How To Video on our website if you are nervous about buttonholes)

    Colours - the Main Colour is for the back and buttonhole flap (250g) and the contrast colour is for the Front Tiles (100g) 

    Supplied with:

    • 350g (350m) Gorgeous Chunky yarn made from 75% alpaca / 25% sheep sourced from our own and British herds
    • 5cm buttons x 5
    • Optional: 6mm needles, and tapstry needle
    • Optional: European duck feather cushion pad (41 x 41cm) 
    • Pattern

    The Yarn

    Blend: 75% Alpaca, 25% Sheep
    Size:3/3Nm giving 100m per 100g
    Ball size:50g (100m) as standard but can provide in larger balls on request
    Tension:Using 6mm needles = 15 sts x 18 rows

    Care Instructions

    Hand washing: Use lukewarm water and a specialist wool detergent. Hair conditioner in the final rinse will add extra softness. When washing and rinsing squeeze the garment rather than rubbing. Gently squeeze out excess water before rolling in a towel. Lay flat to dry.

    Washing machines: Modern machines with delicate programme at 20C using a wool delicate detergent.

  • Returns Policy

    No quibble returns, and we pay all costs of return - just contact us if you would like to return or exchange any item

  • Our Guarantee

    Our Guarantee: If you buy a knitting or crochet kit, and you run out of yarn, please contact us and we will send more yarn free of charge.

Why buy from Gorgeous Alpacas?

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What's so unique about alpaca yarn

Firstly, it's about the alpacas

Although all but one range of the yarn we sell comes from alpacas living in the UK, alpacas were originally bred by Incas in the mountains of Peru, where the temperatures regularly swing from -18C at night to +20C during the day. So the alpacas developed to survive. The fibre has a unique hollow quality, and the trapped air expands and contracts with the temperature.

What that means for us


This means it keeps you warm when it's cold, but keeps you cool when it's hot.

It's also naturally water-repellent. As evidence, we wear our hats in the rain and come in with totally dry hair ... so finally, knitwear that you can wear in wind, rain and sunshine!

The Sustainable Story
  1. Alpacas themselves: like deer, they are ruminants, which means they cut grass rather than tearing it out from the roots like sheep and goats. 
  2. The yarn: because it contains no lanolin it can be processed at low temperatures and without harsh chemicals. 
  3. All the DK and Chunky yarn is either from our own alpacas or other UK based alpacas which reduces mileage
  4. Alpaca products provide a lifetime of wear...click here for the full sustainable story and 10 reasons why your alpaca garments belong in the sustainable fashion category

What else

Alpaca yarn is popular because it’s so soft, durable, luxurious and silky. In fact, it's stronger than mohair, finer than cashmere, smoother than silk, softer than cotton, warmer than goosedown, and more breathable than thermal knits. While it's similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic

Knitting for Mental Health

The power of crafts and creativity to improve our mental and physical well-being are well proven, and most knitters will, when asked, say they love it because it helps them relax or because they love what the make. Here's some of the research that supports them:

  • Knitting lowers the heart rate by an average of 11 beats per minute
Harvard Medical School, Mind & Body Institute 2011
  • Knitting reduces loneliness and increases our sense of usefulness and inclusion
The Mayo Clinic 2011
  • Knitting improves cognitive skills & reduces memory loss
The Mayo Clinic 2011
  • 83% knitters & crochetiers say that the biggest benefit of learning the skill is a sense of accomplishment
The Craft Council

Knitting with Quality

Alpaca yarn is popular because it’s so soft, durable, luxurious and silky. In fact, it's stronger than mohair, finer than cashmere, smoother than silk, softer than cotton, warmer than goosedown, and more breathable than thermal knits. While it's similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic

The fibre has a unique hollow quality that means it keeps you warm when it's cold, but keeps you cool when it's hot. It means it's also naturally water-repellent. As evidence, we wear our hats in the rain and come in with totally dry hair ... so finally, knitwear that you can wear in wind, rain and sunshine!

lt's even flame resistant and has been graded Class 1 in clothing & furnishing by US Consumer Product Safety Commission.