Reunion Cushion Covers by Nathan Taylor

Reunion Cushion Covers

May 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
760 - 780 yards (695 - 713 m)
One Size - 40cms x 40cms
This pattern is available for £5.50 GBP buy it now

These two cushion covers each feature half of the Union Jack, entirely formed from different stitch textures, all in the same colour. Bring the two halves together, and the whole flag appears, hence Reunion!

Ingeniously constructed with no seams at all, the covers feature an envelope opening at the back for quick and easy removal of the cushion pad.

They start with a toe-up-style cast on, and are worked in the round right from the outset, (aside from the button band).

Made for standard square cushions, 40cms by 40cms, these covers will perfectly bookend your sofa, or look equally great, side by side on your bed.

2012 was a wonderful year for the United Kingdom: with the Diamond Jubilee, and the Olympics and the Paralympics all being hosted in London, it really was a sensational year for being proud to be British.

What better way, then, to show your patriotic pride, than with a pair of cushion covers adorned with the Union Jack, the flag of our wonderful nation?

I’ve always believed that our flag is one of the best in the whole world (along with that of FYR Macedonia!), and it recently struck me that its clear geometric lines and diagonals would lend themselves perfectly to being turned into a knitting pattern.

These cushion covers are constructed seamlessly, in the round, starting with a toe-up-style cast on, and working in the round right from the start.

The fun bit starts where you want to break (about two thirds of the way up the back), for the opening slit: You’ll cast off around the back, then on the next round, cast on again, to join back in the round, and work to the top of the cushion, closing the top with a Kitchener graft.