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« on: July 31, 2012 01:49:01 PM »

Hi folks! I haven't been on this board for a while. Probably because it's been so darn hot lately. But the other day I thumbed my nose at mother nature and pulled out my knitting needles anyways.

I love the texture on this thing. It reminds me of honeycomb. The cable is very easy and repetitive and where the left and right slants meet, you just wrap the yarn around a few times. The cover has a pretty basic construction, too. It's just a big long rectangle that I wrapped around the pillow form and stitched up the sides. It overlaps to form an envelope style back. Also, only the front is cabled. The back is a k2,p2 rib.

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012 03:11:22 PM »

It's so beautiful! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012 05:55:52 AM »

That is gorgeous, you're so talented!

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012 06:23:46 PM »

Really liking this. Great work!
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012 09:53:31 PM »

Is there a pattern anywhere?
I would so like to knit this.

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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012 03:07:25 PM »

I don't have a pattern for it because I made it up. But I can give you a basic idea of how I made it.

*I made it by feel, so I can't guarantee that this will work for you without some tweaking, especially for the measurements and number of cast on stitches. I strongly recommend that you knit up a swatch or two before blindly following these directions. In essence, you want to knit up a cabled panel the size of the front of your pillow with 2 long flaps that wrap around and overlap in the back.

It's knit in one big long rectangle, about 40 inches by 15 inches, and it fits on a standard 15x15 throw pillow. The first and last 11 inches are done in a p2k2 rib with an extra purl stitch at each end followed by a 2 stitch garter strip for easy seaming.

I used size 10 needles and lions brand wool ease thick & quick.

Back flap number one (back of pillow)
Cast on. I did 52 stitches.
First row is k2, p3; [k2, p2] to last 7 stitches, k2, p3, k2.
Second row: k5, [p2, k2] to last 7 stitches, p2, k5. Continue in that pattern for 11 inches.

Cable panel (front of pillow)
The cable pattern is from the Encyclopedia of Knitting and you can view it here. It's called "Smocked Cable". If the link takes you to the index, hit "previous" and you should go right to the pattern.
You'll want to start on the right side with either row 6 or 12. And you'll be keeping a border or 2 reverse stockinette stitches plus 2 garter stitches on either side of the cable panel.

Continue with the cable pattern until you've knit up about 14-15 inches, ending on row 6 or 12.

Back flap number 2 (back of pillow)
Then go back to the same k2,p2 rib that you used for the first 11 inches of the work. Bind it off. Wrap it around the throw pillow like a envelope. Pin it and stitch together the edges.

I hope that helps. If you have any other questions, let me know.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2012 12:48:35 PM by cinnamon teal » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012 06:44:45 AM »

I thought I commented here already, but guess that was my imagination! I love this pillow Smiley Nicely done!
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012 06:50:51 PM »

This is gorgeous! I've been looking for a few new ideas for up-cycling old ugly thrift store pillows

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012 09:17:22 PM »

that is amazing i love knit cables

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