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The Perfect Present Pillow


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This really is the perfect present for any occasion. It's quick to knit (really!), the materials are inexpensive and the pillow design will go with almost any decor style. This pillow is knit with super bulky weight yarn and big needles. You'll be done with this pillow so fast you'll want to make more than one! I designed "The Perfect Present Pillow" to give as a wedding gift for the daughter of good friends. After checking out her bridal registry at a couple of popular stores, I was able to get a sense of her style and favorite colors. I had the perfect yarn on hand to make a pillow for their new home. Pattern includes step-by-step finishing instructions with close-up photos. This pattern is written in standard U.S. knitting terms. I used two colors for this pillow - Lion Brand Wool-Ease "Thick & Quick" in the color 'Glacier' for the front and Loops & Threads "Cozy Wool" in the color 'Fleece' for the back. The pattern will work with many super bulky yarns and may be knit all in one color or two colors. I used a standard (inexpensive!) 14" x 14" pillow form. The finished pillow is slightly larger with the knitted cover. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on stitches Knit & purl confidently Cast of stitches Sew up simple seams GAUGE 10 sts x 13 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One size - finished about 15 1/2" x 15 1/2" SUGGESTED YARN 180 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Lion Brand Wool-Ease COLORWAY Glacier #105

Supplies Needed

  • US size 13 knitting needles
  • 14" x 14" pillow form
  • 180 yards super bulky yarn

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Fifty Four Ten Studio
Fifty Four Ten Studio
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.