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.
Photography: Christopher Baker
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.
Size 15 needles
3 skeins bulky wool
Synthetic batting cut to seat size
12 1/2-inch square step stool
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,
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