mittenmaker wrote:Hi K1P1quebec! I enjoyed your message! I am sure you are enjoying the KAL!
For my pillow, I used Bernat Super Value, size 7 needles (U.S) -- my gauge was 4 stitches per inch. So I cast on 58 st (an extra stitch for selvedge on both sides) and knitted each side separately, 14" square. Then I sewed 3 sides together, put pillow form in, and sewed the 4th side closed.
Hope that helps! I have been using my pillow during extended couch-potato sessions and it is holding up fine!
I plan to make another in Bernat SV in Redwood, but in a similar (but different) stitch for my mom for Mother's day. I am also in process of making a 14" square pillow for my bed, in Trinity Stitch, but I am going by a pattern in "99 Knit Stitches" (Leisure Arts.) It's one of those projects you work on, put down awhile, and then pick up again.
Thanks again for your interest in my Pillow! Let me know how it goes for you!
lialab wrote:thanks for sharing the pattern of your pillow, I thought I would have been able to do it on my own, but with these directions it will be much easier. thanks again
mittenmaker wrote:Hi k1p1quebec! You asked. . .
Did you knit one long rectangle and just fold up and sew thé sides?
I finished my Trinity Stitch pillow and another pillow, a travel-size/rectangular pillow in simple stockinette st. -- and I got to thinking about your long rectangle observation. I am getting ready to begin another Trinity st. pillow and this time I will DEFINITELY do one long rectangle! It saves time sewing--and also practically guarantees that pillow will be true to size! The only reason I did 2 matching pieces, is that the pattern for Trinity pillow instructed to make 2 separate pieces. I don't know why one long rectangle wouldn't work!
I guess since the honey color pillow was my 1st pillow and the Trinity stitch pillow pattern was unfamiliar territory, I just automatically thought to make 2 separate pieces. (And I'm usually an adventurous knitter!!)
So Yes, I'm going to use your suggestion! Thank you!
K1P1quebec wrote:Here is my WIP as of today. I really like the texture!
Mittenmaker, I think I have even come up with a simpler method yet that Will only involve two seams to sew instead of three (like the long rectangle method)! I was thinking about that last night while knitting these 4 rows of pattern. I am one who likes the knit stitch more than the purl, and in this pattern there are two full rows of purl plus the K1P1 row, while there is only one full row of knit.
So I was wondering....why not knit this in the round on circular needles with 116 stitches and joining? I would be able to just Knit, except for the K1P1 row! It would be like a tube. Then just insert the pillow form and sew together bottom and top! I will experiment with that for my second pillow. (Did I just say second? I think I'm on a roll here!)
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