Love this! I do.
Particularly since I am the lucky girl, who, about 2 years ago, picked up an off-white knit cotton bed cover at Ikea for … $10 in the as-is section. Someone had the ridiculous idea to return it… (what an earth angel) and I happen to be lucky enough to be browsing around in the shop. What better thing to do in the magnificent city of Rome, with more sites to see per sq /mile than any city I ever lived in….?!
Anyhow, I am diverting….
Today I have a free knitting pattern for you, to make this gorgeous cable knit pillow. Don’t you love it too?
I’d say, ‘buy’ that bed spread as that is an entirely different size of project… to make that sort of thing! But knitting a pillow case, well, anyone can do this. It’s basically a square piece of knitwear, measuring about 45 by 45 cm.
Tip: Personally, rather than knitting the front and the back of a pillow, I knit two fronts and use a plain, simple piece of fabric for the back of my pillow cases. Gives you 2 pillows for the price/labor of 1. That’s how I think/work, in any case.
For each pillow, when following the knitting pattern, when knitting both the front and the back, the patterns suggests you get 10 skeins of PATONS INCA 50g balls of 50% Wool, 30% Acrylic and 20% Alpaca.
What Can I Use instead of Patons Inca Yarn?
Without any further ado: here is the link to your pattern: http://www.nzhouseandgarden.co.nz/homelife.asp
photo credit: paton yarn
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