Knitted Stool with Nubby Seat
"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 41 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for 7 rows (2 inches).
Increase 6 stitches at beginning of next row. Knit 41 stitches in loop stitch. Increase 6 stitches at end of row. Continue knitting in loop stitch for 9 inches.
Decrease 6 stitches at beginning of next row, as well as at the end. Continue knitting for 7 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 13 needles
2 skeins yarn
Synthetic batting cut to seat size
24-inch saddle-seat stool
Make the Knitted Stool with
Gray Feet or Black Feet to match.
Resources: Yarn, in Ecru, by Cascade Magnum, from
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