Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Leslie's {Belated} Birthday Pillow

All I needed was an excuse to learn how to knit cables, on something less intimidating than a sweater, for my first time project.

Leslie found the inspiration here and then posted it on her wish list.
I found the pattern HERE that I actually ended up using.

Here's how it looked at my house.


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Details: (mostly just for my memory)
For 14" square pillow

Lion Brand® Jiffy in Dark Grey Heather--3 balls
Size 10 1/2 US needles
Cast on 60--adjusting beginning and ending stitches from 6 to 9: i.e.  P6 to P9
Repeated pattern 3 1/2 times--70 rows

Made 2 pieces for back to overlap and be able to insert pillow like envelope.
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I might just be hooked on cables now.  They really are EASY once you know how to read the instructions.
I'm now thinking about this pattern as a possibility to make for my LR couch--maybe in green.

I'm linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story today.

7 comments:

  1. Awesome! Do I get to put in an order for my birthday? :)

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  2. Sure, let me know what you need or want and I'll see what I can do.

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  3. Shauna, you should let me know if there is anything I can do for your bday too.

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  4. A pillow is a great idea for learning how to knit cables! I really like it!
    Mrs. Hearts

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  5. Wow! Great job. I've been waiting to see how it turned out. I think it's beautiful. Love the color.

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  6. You should put those in your Etsy shop!

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  7. So cute!! I really want to learn to cable knit, but I've been scared thus far. You've pushed me closer!! :) Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday :)

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