Rowan’s Kaffe Fassett Mystery KAL – Complete!

Can you believe it? The KAL is finally done! In case you hadn’t spotted the links from Rowan yet, the making up directions are available here.

My Ravelry project page is here: http://ravel.me/angelsasha/kfmkal

For the small cushion version that I’ve made, I needed a cushion pad. A quick trip to my local Dunelm Mill provided just what I needed, a 56cm pad. Now I just needed to decide how to finish the cushion off. I’m not a fan of zips in knitwear and I also didn’t want to sew the cushion closed as I wanted to be able to easily wash the cover and replace/clean the pad if needed in the future.

During an evening at my knitting group, I mentioned my quandary about how to complete the project. Luckily my fellow knitters are a wonderfully clever and helpful lot, who gave me a whole range of suggestions to think over. In the end I decided to make an internal flap like you get in a pillowcase so that I could tuck the cushion pad inside and remove it easily if needed.

To achieve this, I first needed to get sewing. After sewing all the squares together using the long cast on and cast off tail ends that I’d intentionally left, I had the front and the back of the cushion completed. Next I decided which way up I wanted to sew the panels together (in the end I inverted them) so that I knew which edge of the back panel would be the “bottom”. I picked a needle size smaller than I’d used for the squares, grabbed three shades of yarn for which I had plenty leftover and with the first one I picked up stitches all along the bottom edge of the back panel. I then knit in 2×2 rib until I had about one third of the height of a square. Switch to shade 2 and repeat, then shade 3. I now had a ribbed panel in three stripes that was as long as one square.

The next step was to sew the side seams, and when I got towards the bottom I made sure to sew the edge of the ribbed panel in with the front and back panels. That way the pillowcase flap was formed. Obviously the bottom seam was left open to fit the cushion in.

So here it is! I’m really happy with the final result, the colours are divine and it’s a great size. The cushion pad is just right too, squashy enough for comfort but with enough substance for decent support. Having long-standing lower back issues, this is the perfect cushion for when I’m sat on the sofa and need something extra to prop me up.

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Is yours finished yet? I’d love to see photos of your cushion, bolster or Afghan.

Rowan’s Kaffe Fassett Mystery KAL – Clue 9

Better late than never… Can you believe it? We’re finally there!

Download Clue 9
Ravelry Discussion Thread
Full KAL details & download links

And if you are making the Afghan then you will also want to download Clue 10 which is the border.

Knit Along Week 9

Updated cheat sheet chart for this week:
Clue 9 Chart

As always, if you are making one of the other colourways then Anja has Clue 9 charts for all three over on her blog.

And if you’re just catching up with the KAL, you can check out these posts for my previous clue charts:
Clue 8
Clue 7
Clue 6
Clue 5
Clue 4
Clue 3
Clue 2
Clue 1

I’m so happy that Damson is a big feature in the final square – in case you hadn’t noticed yet I really love that shade 😉 Again it looks gorgeous with Raspberry and I’m glad to see that featured so prominently as well. The only downside for me on this square is that Damson doesn’t really stand out very well against Black. But otherwise I really love this one!

Clue 9 Blocking

Here we are, 8 out of 9 clues completed and just waiting for their final friend!

Clues 1-8

I’ll be back soon with a making up post. Will you be ready to make up after this week? If you’re making the small cushion, are you adding a zip or just sewing it shut? I can’t decide!

Rowan’s Kaffe Fassett Mystery KAL – Clue 8

It’s the penultimate week!!

Download Clue 8
Ravelry Discussion Thread
Full KAL details & download links

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Updated cheat sheet chart for this week:
Clue 8 Chart

As always, if you are making one of the other colourways then Anja has Clue 8 charts for all three over on her blog.

And if you’re just catching up with the KAL, you can check out these posts for my previous clue charts:
Clue 7
Clue 6
Clue 5
Clue 4
Clue 3
Clue 2
Clue 1

A nice colourway this week, similar to clue 3 but with Rosy instead of Raspberry and the colours reordered a bit. I love seeing colours that I would never have put together myself, like Rosy and Gold in this square. They look really beautiful!

Clue 8 Blocking

As with Clue 7, this will be another nice contrast to all the Rust-heavy clues in the final piece.

Clues 1-7

So that’s it, only 1 clue left for the squares! How is your project coming along? Have you kept up to date so far?

Rowan’s Kaffe Fassett Mystery KAL – Clue 7

Happy hump day everyone, the next clue is here!

Download Clue 7
Ravelry Discussion Thread
Full KAL details & download links

Knit Along Week 7

Updated cheat sheet chart for this week:
Clue 7 Chart

As always, if you are making one of the other colourways then Anja has Clue 7 charts for all three over on her blog.

And if you’re just catching up with the KAL, you can check out these posts for my previous clue charts:
Clue 6
Clue 5
Clue 4
Clue 3
Clue 2
Clue 1

Another Damson week, yay! Yet again I’m loving the colour combo here – Damson and Raspberry together makes me think of delicious summer berries. Chestnut and Moonstone is winning combination as well.

Clue 7 Blocking

With 6 clues now finished, I’m photographing just 1 square from each clue in my progress photos as there’s enough now to get an idea of how it will come out without needing to use the second squares from each clue. The overall scheme so far is very heavy on Rust as the main shade, as you can see below, so when I’ve got Clue 7 finished it will be a nice counter to that with all its pink and purple.

Clues 1-6

Rowan’s Kaffe Fassett Mystery KAL – Clue 6

Download Clue 6
Ravelry Discussion Thread
Full KAL details & download links

Knit along week 6 web cov

Updated cheat sheet chart for this week:
Clue 6 Chart

As always, if you are making one of the other colourways then Anja has Clue 6 charts for all three over on her blog.

And if you’re just catching up with the KAL, you can check out these posts for my previous clue charts:
Clue 5
Clue 4
Clue 3
Clue 2
Clue 1

This week I am very excited because it’s the first time we get to use Damson in the brown colourway, and isn’t it gorgeous?! I especially love how it looks against Moonstone, it really emphasises how rich Damson is and also makes Moonstone look extra shiny.

Clue 6 Blocking

Now I’ve got more than 9 squares finished, the cushion layout is starting to take shape. It will be 3×3 squares on each side, so you’ll be able to see one diamond of each corner type on front and back of the finished cushion. I can’t tell you how excited I am for making this up, it’s going to be amazing!

Clue 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 Squares

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