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Sweet And Lowdown Chair

Handknitted contemporary chair.

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The knitted covers are designed to stretch over the chair's frame, hiding the fabric portions of the chair's seat and back. The simple, square shape of the pieces lends itself well to panels of traditional cable and texture patterns. If you don't want to buy the chair, the covers can easily be adapted for pillows or afghans.
Finished Size: Back: about 24" (61 cm) wide and 21 1/2" (54.5 cm) long. Seat: about 24" (61 cm) wide and 29 1/2" (75 cm) long.
Yarn: Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool (100% wool; 465 yd [425 m]/8 oz [227 g]): #098 natural, 7 balls (used double).
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 15 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st with yarn doubled; 30-st side cables panel measures 6" (15 cm) wide; 50-st center cable panel for chair back measures 10" (25.5 cm) wide.
Needles: Size 10 (6 mm): straight and 32" (80-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; two 22" (56-cm) separating zippers; sharp-pointed sewing needle and matching sewing thread; Ikea Oppala chair frame (available from
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Fall 2004

SKU: EP0373

Author/Speaker/Editor: Veronik Avery

Format: eProject