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Sand Pillow

from Jill Wolcott Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sand Pillow
Sand Pillow
Sand Pillow
Sand Pillow

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • knitting flat
  • 3-ndl BO
  • mitered squares

Pattern Description:

Explore two different modular construction concepts while making the two faces of this pillow. One side features a variation on the classic mitered square, a truly modular knitting concept. On the other side, shift your focus from decreases to increases with a counterpane square that grows from the inside out. Notice how the same yarn looks slightly different, depending on the way you knit it. You decide if you like working one more than the other.

Gauge:

Unblocked
5.25 sts/in and 6.75 rows/in = 21 sts/4" and 27 rows/4" in Stockinette
5.25 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 21 sts/4" and 32 rows/4" in Horizontal Rib

Blocked
5 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 30 rows/4" in Stockinette
5 sts/in and 9 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 36 rows/4" in Horizontal Rib

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16" x 16"

Materials:

  • Size 5(3.75mm) ndls and dpns OR size to obtain gauge
  • Powder River from Mountain Meadow Wool, 63% Mountain Merino, 25% American alpaca, 12% black Rambouillet, 100g/270 yds (247m)
  • 2 skeins

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch holders or waste yarn
  • extra needles for flexible long-tail CO and 3-ndl BO
  • 12" zipper
  • sewing needle and thread
  • 16" square pillow form

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Powder River from Mountain Meadow Wool, 63% Mountain Merino, 25% American alpaca, 12% black Rambouillet, 100g/270 yds (247m): 2 skeins
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I am a fashion designer who designs hand knits. I love hand knits because we create both the fabric and the shape. My designs reflect my intense interest in fashion, with a keen eye to design and ...

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