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Irene Adler Pillow


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Irene Adler. Her red fingernails. Those red lips. The little red Christmas gift she leaves for Sherlock on his mantle. Love and danger. Irene Adler. Duplicitous. Engaging. Unreadable. Arms crossed over her battle dress. Texting behind her back. Consorting with the enemy. Always on display. Always hiding something. Cross. Recross. Doublecross. Irene Adler. The woman. *The* Woman. Knit from the top down in the round, the pillow cover begins with a few rounds of linen stitch, where you'll make 2-stitch buttonholes. Then you'll move on to a 12-round doublecross cable pattern, instructions for which are both written and charted. Designed to lightly hug the pillow to best show off the cables. You should be comfortable knitting cables. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting Purling Cabling Working in the round Casting on in the middle of a round (for buttonholes) 3-needle bind-off Researching skills you're unfamiliar with GAUGE 18 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches in Doublecross Cable pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One size, to fit a 16" pillow form. SUGGESTED YARN 438 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Made In America Yarns American Lamb COLORWAY Wine Glass, 3 hanks

Recommended with this pattern

  • Made in America Yarns American Lamb [100% Merino wool; 146yd/133.5m per 3.5oz/99.22g hank]; Wine Glass, 3 hanks.
  • 1 US 11/8mm straight or double-pointed needle for 3-needle bind-off
  • 1 29" US 11/8mm circular needle

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A Texas Girl Knits
A Texas Girl Knits
I'm a writer, reader, knitter, yoga instructor, and raw vegan living in the Texas Hill Country. I love designing items that are easier than they look, but I also enjoy the challenge and beauty of cables and stranded knitting. I personally knit every one of my designs, usually more than once, to make sure that my idea works. My years of experience as a technical writer help ensure that my pattern instructions are comprehensive and clear.