On Trend Knit Pillows
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- RED HEART® Boutique Irresistible™: 5 balls 7962 Eucalyptus for 2 pillow fronts (2½ balls for each pillow) Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 25mm [US 50] 40” long (101.6cm)
- Two 20” square [51 cm] pillow forms, 1 yd [1 m]] contrasting fabric for back
- Matching thread and sewing needle
- Yarn needle
GAUGE: 3 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.DIRECTIONS:
Pillows are 20” [51 cm] square.
Cast on 17 sts.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): K1, purl to last st, k1.
Row 2: Knit. Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 20” [51 cm] from beginning. Bind off loosely.
FINISHING Weave in ends.
Pillow Back Cut 22” [56 cm] square of fabric for each pillow. Turn 1” [2.5 cm] to wrong side along all edges and press. With wrong sides together, hold Front and Back pieces together. Using blanket stitch, sew pieces together along 3 sides. Insert pillow form. Sew last side closed.
ABBREVIATIONS cm = centimeters; k = knit; mm = millimeters; p = purl; st(s) = stitch(es).