Originally from the UK, and after almost 13 years in Texas, I now live in beautiful Colorado with my husband and sons. Easily outnumbered by boys in my house, I am queen of my little realm, hence the ...
Originally from the UK, and after almost 13 years in Texas, I now live in beautiful Colorado with my husband and sons. Easily outnumbered by boys in my house, I am queen of my little realm, hence the title Ladyship!
Ever since my Mum taught me to knit and sew I have loved the creative process and experimenting with design.
I find pillow covers to be the perfect way to combine my love of design and the textures that can be created with a single strand of yarn. I especially love experimenting with cable patterns.
The contrast between the plain stocking stitch knitting and the texture and colors from the block of tiny buttons makes this pillow a wonderful accent in any room.... and don't tell anyone but its really not difficult to create the look!
The stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch pattern would be great for a beginner knitter. Once the knitting is complete your pillow cover is ready to be embellished with buttons .... lots and lots of buttons. It does take quite some time to sew them in place, but well worth the effort for a wonderful effect.
The pillow cover measures 20"x12"/50x30cm and is knit using a medium/#4/aran/worsted yarn.
In the photos above I used close to 500 tiny buttons in a similar color to the yarn for a monochromatic look, but you could use fewer larger buttons or a mixture of sizes and whatever colorway you like to make your own unique accent pillow.
4"x4" (10 x 10 cm) on 8mm/US11/UK1 = 17 stitches and 26 rows
300 yards of Worsted weight