Welsh Daffodil Cushion Cover
The design on the front of the cushion cover is based on the daffodil, known as the national flower of Wales.
Wales has both the leek and the daffodil as national plants.The leek possibly came first with legends of a battle between the Welsh and the Saxons. As the Welsh for daffodil is the same as for leek, it is thought likely the two plants became interchangeable and so both are used to represent the country.
Worked in stocking stitch the cover requires 1 x 50 gm ball. It is knitted in one piece starting with a small band of rib, stocking stitch for the main section, and finishing with another band of rib.
The daffodils are knitted separately using an I - cord for the stems together with stocking stitch for the leaves and flowers. Oddments of green (approx 20 gm) and yellow (approx 20 and 15 gm) are used and each element is fully explained in the pattern leaflet.