Derwent Cove Cushions
The bold diagonal stripe pattern in the Derwent Cove cushions captures the very essence of summer. The colours evoke memories of holidays spent by the coast… lazy days watching the yachts heading out to sea… the waves from a passing fishing boat disturbing the calm surface of the water at sunset.
Whether you make just one cushion or a whole set, it will bring summer right into your living room to last well into the chill of the next season.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, increases, decreases, slipped stitches, working a stripe pattern.
SIZES: Medium (Large)
Finished Side Measurement: 41cm (46cm)/ 16.25 ins (18.25 ins)
To fit cushion/pillow pad size: 40 (45)cm/ 16 (18) ins square
Yarn: Zitron Polo worsted-weight yarn, 60% cotton, 40% acrylic; 140m/153 yds:50gm/1.75 oz ball in:
For 1 cushion:
Col 1: #91 Royal Blue x 1 (1) ball
Col 2: #109 Turquoise x1 (2) balls
Col 3: #01 White x1 (2) balls
Col 4: #21 Pale Blue x2 (2) balls
For a set of 4 cushions: 4 (5) balls of each colour
Actual amount used in one large cushion as shown:
Col 1: 49gm/1.7oz, 138m/151 yds
Col 2: 54gm/1.9oz, 151m/165 yds
Col 3: 61gm/2.2 oz, 171m/187 yds
Col 4: 72gm/2.5 oz, 201m/220 yds
Total for 1 large cushion: 236gm/8.3 oz, 660m/722 yds
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a crisp, cotton-rich worsted-weight yarn with a recommended gauge of 24 sts:10cm/4 ins using 3.5-4mm/US #4-6 needles.
Needles: Size 4mm/US #6 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins.
Gauge: 19 sts & 38 rows:10cm/4 ins in Garter Stitch, using 4mm/US #6 needles.
Notions: Row counter, tapestry needle for finishing ends.
Cushion/pillow pad in size 40 (45)cm/ 16 (18) ins square.
Optional: Zip/zipper, length 30 (35)cm / 12 (14) ins long.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
06 Oct 2013: Derwent Cove Cushions
04 Dec 2013: At the end of a row...
28 Apr 2014: Why stop at one?
27 Aug 2018: Stripes for Summer and Winter
Current Version: v18JUL2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023