Dentdale heritage cushion cover


Hand knitted Yorkshire historical cushion cover. Celebrating Yorkshire traditions and heritage.

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and knitting was once an everyday craft taking place in the dales. Unfortunately very few products remain from that time which show the skill and intricate designs. Drawing inspiration from traditional dales knitting designs, still preserved in gloves from the 19th and 20th centuries, I have created a special range of luxurious throws.
Using just one colour and translating the two colour designs into knit and purl stitches, with a ribbed knitted edge at the opening side to pay homage to the cuff from the original gloves.

The Dentdale cushion cover draws inspiration from a pair of gloves made in Dent in 1933. The diamond design contains a small cross with panels heading up through the throw. Children in the Dales first learnt the art of knitting in special schools before the industrial revolution took hold. They learnt how to knit gloves that came off the needles as a complete article. The knitters of Dent gained renown and were even called “the terrible knitters of Dent”, with the meaning of terrible being “great” (part dialect and original meaning).

This cushion cover was hand knitted using two knitting needles. Knitted in Jacob yarn, undyed and woven from British fleece to yarn in Yorkshire. In a natural shade of light grey. Three hand made Yorkshire buttons provide the fastening at the open side. These were hand woven in the traditional way. It is a beautiful talking piece that provides a little piece of Yorkshire history for your home.

Measuring 50cm by 35cm. Button side opens to insert cushion pad (not included).

I can make the cover to different dimensions and colours as requested. Get in touch with any questions or queries, I’ll be happy to help.

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Dimensions 50 × 35 cm