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« on: June 07, 2012 11:51:49 AM »

I haven't posted here in forever, but I really like how this project turned out.



I designed all the knots myself. Each knot consists of only one continuous loop and is symmetrical along the x- and y- axis.
I didn't make any charts (far too much work). Instead, I looked at some of the celtic cable patterns I had to figure out how to to the start- and end- loop as well as the crossings and then I knitted straight from the drawings.

The fifth pillow was actually the first one I did. It looked a lot nicer in the drawing. Once I saw how this one turned out, I made sure to include more free space intothe other designs.

Each pillow has the same knot on the front and back. The knots are bordered by a simple 4 stitch cable which is continuous around the whole pillow.



To close the pillows, I added a simple hidden button band.



The size of the pillows was dictated by the pattern and the gauge of the wool ( Lionbrand Fishermen's wool), but they ended up fitting my standard sized small pillows exactly. I think they are going to look nice on my bed once I get around to making the other new stuff it needs.

(I also have the pillows posted on ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/projects/arualms/celtic-knot-pillows)
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012 12:08:30 PM »

Um, this is seriously frickin' awesome! Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012 12:35:30 PM »

Beautiful!! Great work, thanks for posting!
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012 02:55:21 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012 08:00:53 PM »

Amazing! Your stitching is so beautiful, and I like how you chose the cream/white yarn.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012 05:49:09 PM »

I am in awe, wow!
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012 10:39:12 AM »

Thank you for the nice comments everyone! I am happy to see that others also like my pillows. I had so much fun knitting them (and am already working on the next celtic knot project).
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012 10:47:06 AM »

Did you see that it's on the front page and the blog? Cheesy
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