I have been knitting since I was about 8 years old. My mother taught me to knit and my parents encouraged me to explore all kinds of arts & crafts activities by providing me with the materials that ...
I have been knitting since I was about 8 years old. My mother taught me to knit and my parents encouraged me to explore all kinds of arts & crafts activities by providing me with the materials that I needed to create.
As a girl, I loved to sew (I spent hours using my mother’s sewing machine making clothes for my dolls), knit, draw and paint. In high school I spent all my extra time at school hanging out in the art room. In college I worked at a cute little yarn store and I still have some yarn in my stash that I bought at that store…way too many years ago!
I love giving hand knit gifts to my friends and family. In these days of mass produced gifts (that often require a plug-in cord or battery) it is nice to give something that is truly one-of-a-kind. I love to see the smile on their faces when they open the gift I made for them.
I enjoy knitting (of course!), teaching my daughter to sew, going to my son’s sporting events, baking, making jam in the summer, making homemade gingerbread houses in December, and going to the beach.
I hope that you enjoy using my patterns to create special heirloom quality items for your home, friends & family.
"The Anchor Pillow" knitting pattern is perfect for any nautical themed decor. For a classic nautical look, use navy and white yarn. Or, this pillow would look great knit with any number of other color combinations.
I based the anchor knitting chart for this pillow off of a photo of an old brass anchor.
For me, the anchor represents a safe harbor, security and being home.
This is a two-color knitting pattern using the intarsia technique. Experience with intarsia knitting highly recommended!
This pillow is knit with super bulky weight yarn and big needles so it knits up very quickly.
**Experience with intarsia knitting highly recommended!! This pattern does NOT include how-to instructions for intarsia knitting.**
This pattern DOES INCLUDE detailed, step-by-step finishing instructions with close-up photos.
This pattern is written in standard U.S. knitting terms.
I used Loops & Threads Cozy Wool super bulky yarn. (Approximately 230 yards of 'Sapphire' and 30 yards of 'Fleece')
10 sts x 13 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
260 yards of Bulky weight