Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Pillow and A Knit Pattern (By Me)

February 9, 2012

A Pillow and A Knit Pattern (By Me)

I'm so happy with how the pieces for my pillow came together.
It took forever. I should have used the foundation piecing method like you do to sew a crazy quilt.
Next time.
There are 19 different textiles in this pillow.
It was awesome fun to make.







The back.
The pillow sat on my kitchen table for three days until I found the proper backing fabric. (Thanks Jenn).





Details.





Details.




Details.




The pillows look cute on my bed but I'm not fond of throw pillows.

The pillows are looking for a home.

Maybe x-mas gifts.

Maybe I'll try Etsy again. Maybe not. Etsy hurts my brain.




I can' t wait until I finish the other leg warmer to this pair so I can rock them at the gym.

It is my own design. Nobody at my gym wears leg warmers!


Here are the instructions to the best of my writing knitting instruction abilities.

Needles: Clover 9 inch Circular Needle Shorty Size 8
Yarn: 2 skeins (1 skein for each leg warmer); Cascade 220 Heathers; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; color# 9451


Cast on 45 stitches

Join for knitting in the round


K5

P5

*K15, P5* repeat 9 times

K 5

Cast off.



These instruction will give you a leg warmer about 30" long and 10" round.

Of course you could make them much smaller.

I like my leg warmer to be nearly thigh high







Cheers!

7 comments:

  1. I love the pillow, unfortunately I'm not overly fond of throw pillows either, the kids would totally ruin something like that.

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  2. Hej Camille
    LOVE your LEG WARMERS!
    I know singing the tune to FAME
    Have a great weekend!
    LOVE PEACE enJOY
    Julie
    x

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  3. I love your pillows!! I can't believe you are already writing patterns for knitting.

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  4. Wow - astonishing work. Love the pillows - mine invariably end up on the bedroom floor so I've abandoned the idea to the spare room!Writing patterns and using circular needles?!I could never get used to them so end up sewing seams!Well done you - love the colour and the yarn. Funny you should say that about Etsy - it's such a faff!!Have a great weekend, Camille.x

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  5. What a great idea with the pillow, this gives me lots of inspiration as I have many of those sweet little kinds of doodads laying around in the sewing room. You never want to part with them because of what they COULD become some day! This is why!!!

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