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My First Pillow


I actually finished this a few weeks ago, I've just been pokey about posting it. It's not a scarf, it's not a bunny. It's a pillow! I wanted to try doing a pattern and a pillow seemed like a good idea, it's smaller and isn't gonna take forever if I don't like the pattern or if I screw up.

I used some Micro Spun yarn by Lion's Brand (turquoise) on #4 needles.

Cast on 74 sts... the pattern... reverse stockinette for 2 sts, stockinette for 10 sts, reverse for 2, stockinette for 10, reverse 2, stockinette 10, reverse 2... did 6 repeats of that so it ends up being 2 10 2 10 2 10 2 10 2 10 2 10 2. Knit the knits, purl the purls for 6 rows (there and back) then one row (there and back) of reverse stockinette. Go back to the pattern for 6 more rows, then the one row of reverse. Repeat that 12 times so I ended up with a piece of fabric 12"x24". I ended up with 6 pattern blocks the short way and 12 pattern blocks the long way. Fold it in half, mattress stitch up the sides, stick a pillow form inside, stitch up the top. Voila!

I had a lot of fun making this. I learned some new stuff, and it's functional! The yarn is really smooth and ends up quite soft, not fuzzy, but soft. Because it's so smooth it does show every single imperfection, but that also makes it much easier to see what you're doing. So it's a good thing and a bad thing. Plus the color matches my futon cover!

Time for a close up!



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