My sister in law has a throw from Country Road which she loves. She got it in a sale over Christmas but missed out on any of the coordinating/matching cushions. As part of a rather belated birthday present (her birthday is Australia Day...!) I decided to make her a matching cushion.
The throw is black with a thin white stripe. So I knitted a stocking stitch front which matches - it's 8 rows of black then 1 of white. Pretty boring to knit but looks nice I think:
Then I used a piece of black linen which I had in the stash (I think from the remnant table at Tessuti) for the back.
World's most exciting photo there...and what's with all the hairs? Damn dog...
Anyway, I *was* excited as I did a lapped zipper. I have only ever done one before, which was on the denim not-really-Chloe pants but I love the look, especially on things like cushions which you don't want to snag on things.
The first time I made a lapped zipper I had Jill from Patchworks to help me through it. This time I still followed instructions but this time from House on Hill Road. I have to confess I still almost quite don't get it. I mean, obviously I do, but I am not sure if I could do this again without instructions.
But who cares? It looks fab, she likes it, and that's why we have the interwebs :)