Colour Work, Knit, Purl, Blanket
Leopard Print Cushion Kit
We’re completely wild with excitement to launch this leopard print cushion kit – using three contrasting colours in a simple colourwork pattern, the rows build up quickly to create a beautiful leopard print design.
With inspiration taken from our very own hand-painted studio wall, we’ve created an incredible statement piece for you to knit up – choose your own colours and off you go! Keep it traditional or go wild with brights – our top tip though, it’s worth having one lighter colour so that the ‘spots’ really stand out. We actually can’t wait to see which colour combo’s you go for!!
Everything you need to make this incredible leopard print cushion is included in the kit – and if you’ve never done colourwork before then this is quite a straightforward pattern to follow, with a handy visual grid to refer to.
Colours in images: Black, White & Cinnamon / Candyfloss, Scarlet & White
Colours of samplers:
First image: Forest, Lilac & White / Bright Pink, Light Grey & Granite
Second image: Cinnamon, Black & Pewter / Candyfloss, Scarlet & White
Third Image: Bright Pink, Emerald & Light Grey / Mustard, Mid Grey & Damson
For knitting tips, how to’s and tutorials, please visit my Knitting Knowledge page.
I now have a Facebook group for those of you who have bought a kit or pattern from me, so please do come and join the community! We’re always happy to talk knitting and offer any advice if you have questions.
All of our kits come in a 100% natural cotton, ethically sourced LAD bag stuffed to the brim with;
- 200g Lauren Aston Designs Super Chunky Yarn – main colour & back of cushion – available in hank or ball*
- 100g Lauren Aston Designs Super Chunky Yarn – 2 x 50g balls for ‘spot’ colours
- Pattern & instructions (including colourwork chart)
- (optional) 12mm needles
- (optional) Tapestry Needle
- (optional) 40x40cm feather cushion pad
We source our Merino yarn from happy sheep.
Merino sheep are not native to this country so the wool itself is provided from farms around the world, however, we are very careful where we do source our fibre from. Our Merino is from South America and the South African Cape and we don’t buy from farms that mules their sheep.
The best quality of wool comes from happy sheep. If a sheep has a poor diet and general poor health its fleece will suffer. Both the quality of life for the sheep and the quality of wool it produces are hugely important to us. We have strong relationships with our suppliers to ensure that we can trust them and their practices. Merino shearers are all trained well to do it as efficiently and kindly as possible and the sheep are a lot happier once their 5kg fleeces are off!
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You can now choose to have your yarn in a hank or a ball!
Our Great Balls of Yarn are beautifully wound so you can start knitting straight away. Instead of spending your valuable time winding them yourself when you could be starting on your latest project, or having the worry of tangling up while you’re knitting, these balls are expertly and beautifully wound by us, for you.
Each hank/ball is around 200g (and 130m) and is best knit on 10mm-15mm needles.
If you choose to stick with hanks of yarn, most of our customers find it easier to wind them before knitting. Snip the ties holding the hank together and you’ll find the end of the yarn. Pop it over the back of a chair, a door handle or your knees and wind into a ball, before starting your knitting.
In the unlikely event that there is a fault with the product, it needs to be returned for inspection in its original condition, unused and unwashed with all the original labels, packaging and proof of purchase within 14 days of receipt. If the goods do not reach us in this condition then the customers right to a full refund may be affected. Postage will only be refunded if the item is found to be faulty, otherwise the cost of returning the goods will be at the customers own expense. This does not affect the customer’s statutory rights.
If required, please contact us for the return address stating the issue and when and where the product was purchased. The customer is to notify us within 7 days of receipt if unsatisfied with the product for any reason.
When returning an item, it is recommend that the customer use a recorded service as we are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the post. Items remain the customer’s responsibility until they reach us.
Delivery within the UK is free for all orders over £60 and costs £3.95 for orders under £60.
Large items/orders are sent by courier. Everything else will be sent via Royal Mail.
Please double check your delivery address is correct to ensure your parcel is delivered to the right address.
Subject to wool stock availability, we aim to despatch DIY goods within 1-7 working days from receipt of your order and Made to Order goods within 2 weeks.
Every effort is made to keep stock levels updated, however, levels can be subject to some fluctuation. Should an item sell out before levels are updated, you will be contacted as soon as possible to advise of the delay.
If you have an urgent request, please get in touch and we may be able to offer an express service.