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Diagonal Basketweave 16x16 pillow cover


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This 16"x 16" (40 X 40cm) pillow cover pattern is the ideal way to use your cable expertise to produce a great item for your home. he end result is a beautifully textured piece that almost looks like its woven. This style would look great in just about any color, or on a pair of pillows too. If you are familiar with using a cable needle you should have no trouble with this pattern. It is an 8 row pattern repeat but is quite labor and yarn intensive. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY use a cable needle work buttonholes GAUGE 4"x4" (10 x 10 cm) on to 6mm/US10/UK4 needles over pattern = 24 stitches and 24 rows SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 16"x 16" (40 X 40cm) SUGGESTED YARN 550 yards of Worsted weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 pair 4.5mm/US7/UK7 needles
  • 1 pair 6mm/US10/UK4 needles
  • cable needle

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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.