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Project

Knitted Stool with Gray Feet

"Benchwarmer" has no negative connotations here. Soft, bulky yarn makes comfortable woolen covers for wooden stools. These call for a slight variation on the simple rectangle: Each cover is shaped like a cross with very short arms that are then folded down and stitched to make the corners.

Introduction

Make a matching Knitted Stool with Black Feet or Knitted Stool with Nubby Seat.

Resources: Lofty wool-blend yarn, in Snowdrift, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from joann.com. Saddle seat stool, 24", stackandstacks.com. Norden bench, ikea.com. Vintage round stool; and foot stool, abchome.com. Saddle seat stool; and conductor step stool, stacksandstacks.com. Wallpaper, in Scrapwood-02, wallpapercollective.com.

Materials

  • Size 17 needles
  • 3 skeins lofty wool yarn
  • 18-inch saddle-seat stool

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cast on 17 stitches. Knit in stockinette for 5 rows (1 3/4 inches).

  2. Step 2

    Increase 4 stitches at the beginning of next row, as well as at the end. Continue knitting in stockinette for 17 1/2 inches.

  3. Step 3

    Decrease 4 stitches at the beginning of next row, as well as at the end. Continue knitting for 5 more rows.

  4. Step 4

    Cast off. Weave in ends. (Block if needed.)

  5. Step 5

    Stitch together all corners, creating a slipcover.

  6. Step 6

    Place batting on seat of stool. Place slipcover over batting. Staple excess to underside of stool.

Reviews (2)

  • letterwoman 10 Dec, 2012

    Why can't I save this in my Collections?

  • NaomiAnselmo 2 Feb, 2012

    This is absolutely stunning, I can't wait to find some thrifted stool to try this on!