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Damask Pillow

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Damask Pillow
Damask Pillow
Damask Pillow

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • applied i-cord (explained in pattern)
  • knit
  • purl

Pattern Description:

This colorful Fair Isle pillowcase makes great use of self-shading Poems Silk. Colorwork is charted, and the design is worked in the round in one piece.

The Damask Pillow is also part of Wisdom E-book 1: Poetry at Home.


18 sts x 20 rows = 4" in stranded knitting using larger ndl

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16" x 16"


  • 3 balls Poems Silk color 614 Neptune (MC)
  • 3 balls Poems Silk color 612 Provence (CC)
  • Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 24" circular or size to obtain gauge.
  • Needles: US 6 (4mm) 24" circular needles
  • Needles: US 6 (4mm) 1 dpn (for applied i-cord

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Five 3/4" buttons
  • 16" pillow form

Suggested yarn:

654 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Wisdom Yarns Poems Silk


614, 612

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