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Project

Knitted Stool with Black 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 matching stools with our how-tos for a Knitted Stool with Gray Feet and a Knitted Stool with Nubby Seat.

Resouces: Bulky yarn in pluto, by Blue Sky Alpacas, purlsoho.com.

Materials

  • Size 15 needles
  • 3 skeins bulky wool
  • Synthetic batting cut to seat size
  • 12 1/2-inch square step stool
  • Stapler

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cast on 23 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for 6 rows (2 inches).

  2. Step 2

    Increase 4 stitches at the beginning of next row, as well as at the end. Continue knitting in garter stitch for 45 rows.

  3. Step 3

    Decrease 4 stitches at the beginning of next row, as well as at the end. Continue knitting for 6 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.