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« on: July 10, 2008 01:34:36 PM »

I'm knitting myself a pillow with an intarsia image on the front.  Someone said that it will look fine if I knit only the front and make the back out of fabric, but I'm a little worried that it will look a bit half- well, you know.  ;3  Do you guys think it's acceptable to have a fabric back for a knit pillow, or should I go all the way and knit the back, too? 
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 04:32:34 PM »

Either way!  Seems to me like a full-on knit pillow might lose its shape.  Of course you could knit both sides and then just sew it onto one of those prestuffed pillow forms.  I would think to help it keep its shape you'll want fabric in there somewhere and I see no problem w/ the back being different from the front.  My mom embroidered some pillows and backed them w/ red faux fur and they looked sweet!   

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008 06:21:37 PM »

That is the plan, one way or another - either sew the one site onto a pillow, or sew two knit sides around a pillow like a slipcover.  ^^  Hm...  I guess if I use a nice, dark fabric it should look okay...
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008 06:41:50 PM »

If you choose a really nice quality heavy material, one that won't detract from the knitted side, I think sewing it onto a fabric backing looks very professional. I did one with knitting on both sides and it really didn't work until I finally gave in and sewed (well, let's be honest here, MOM did the sewing!) fabric on one side.

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