Garter Stripe Chair Pads
The worn-out rush seats on her kitchen chairs inspired the designer to make these simple garter-stitch pads. The thick pads are worked in garter stitch with a double strand of bulky yarn, edged with I-cord, and fulled (slightly felted) in the washing machine.
Finished Size: About 14″ (35.5 cm) wide and 12 ½” (31.5 cm) long, after fulling.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair; 125 yd [114 m]/4 oz): #M-83 raspberry (red), #M-14 sunburst gold, #M-67 loden leaf (green), #M-25 garnet, #M-97 rust (orange), and #M-89 roasted coffee (brown), 3 skeins each for all six pads (two skeins of each color will make four pads).
Yarn weight: #5 – Bulky
Gauge: 15 sts and 30 rows = 6″ (15 cm) in garter st with yarn doubled, unwashed; 15 sts = 5 ¾” (14.5 cm) in garter st with yarn doubled, washed.
Needles: Size 15 (10 mm): 24″ (60-cm) circular (cir) and one double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; size G/6 (4-mm) crochet hook; pillow cases for fulling.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2004