Dutch Lente Cushion Kit

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Dutch Lente Cushion Kit

In Dutch, “lente” means “springtime,” and Holland is famous for its springtime tulips! In The Netherlands, tulips symbolize perfect love; and each color has a different meaning. Let the colors change and shift on their own as your garden grows or pick your blooms carefully by choosing which part of HiKoo® Simplicity Multi to work with next.

This cheerful colorwork cushion is knit in the round, with only one seam along the top! The envelope closure is done at the end by picking up stitches along the sides as you knit the inner and outer ribbing, this technique ensures a snug fit that will keep your cushion closed with no need for snaps or buttons!

This project can be knit with two needles, one circular in a smaller circumference, or on a longer needle using the Magic Loop method.

Written and charted instructions are available for the colorwork.

FINISHED SIZE
Width & Height: 14” (35.5cm)
Circumference: 28” (71cm)
Width & Height (with pillow): 16” (40.5cm)

YARN
Simplicity by HiKoo®
55% Superwash Merino, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon
117 yds per 50g hank (5 hanks)

MC = #051 Raffi (3 hanks)
CC = #502 Carnival Party (2 hanks)

Please Note: Always test for color-fastness with contrasting yarns on a swatch before wet blocking a finished project.

NEEDLES + NOTIONS
24” 60cm skacel by addi®
US 5 3.75mm circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• 3.75mm crochet hook, or smaller, for Provisional CO
• Additional needle of same size for Judy’s Magic CO
•Stitch markers
•Tapestry needle and Scissors

GAUGE
24 sts x 28 rnds = 4” (10cm) in Stockinette after blocking


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