Untitled 2414

July 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinet
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1263 yards (1155 m)
16 x 16in (40 x 40cm)
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This is a patio or conservatory cushion (or pillow) cover in garter stitch and stockinet, closed with three buttons and loops. Each side is knitted in one piece. It is made entirely from a scrap ball (or scrap skein) consisting of leftover yarns which are cut and made into a single length with Russian joins. There are four optional edgings: knitted piping, a tassel fringe and two crocheted trims – or you can made it without an edging.

The Untitled 2400 series is an artwork which explores the combination of the uncontrolled positioning of colour change points in scrap balls (or scrap skeins), the potential of those increase/decrease patterns which create right-angled triangles in garter stitch and stockinet, and the geometrical manipulation of stripes. In other words you get to loosen up your attitude to colour and conventionality by throwing wild combinations of free or leftover yarns into the quick and easy pattern below, and seeing something really rather amazing and beautiful materialize. (Alternatively of course you can purchase a bunch of toning colours in high-end yarns, or use a single wide-striped, space-dyed yarn, and make a conventional version).


  • Yarn: Approx 350g (approx 700yd) of any DK or 8 ply yarn for cushion cover, and crocheted edging or piping. (Extra yarn required for optional tassel edging).
  • Needles: Circular needle length 80cm, metric: size 4mm, US size 6, UK/Canada size 8
  • Sewing thread and needle.
  • Cushion/pillow pad: size 16in (40cm) square.
  • Buttons: Three odd buttons, approx 1in (2.5cm) dia.
  • Crochet hook: metric size 4mm, US size 6, UK/Canada size 8. This is for button loops, and for optional crochet edgings.
  • For optional tassel edging: Rug hook or large crochet hook; extra yarn.
  • For optional piping edging: Circular needle or two dpns, size 4mm as above.

The gauge information above is a guideline only.

This is a fully-written pattern.