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.
- Size 15 needles
- 3 skeins bulky wool
- Synthetic batting cut to seat size
- 12 1/2-inch square step stool
Cast on 23 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for 6 rows (2 inches).
Increase 4 stitches at the beginning of next row, as well as at the end. Continue knitting in garter stitch for 45 rows.
Decrease 4 stitches at the beginning of next row, as well as at the end. Continue knitting for 6 more rows.
Cast off. Weave in ends. (Block if needed.)
Stitch together all corners, creating a slipcover.
Place batting on seat of stool. Place slipcover over batting. Staple excess to underside of stool.