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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Loopy Academy, Knitting, Pillow

I’ve finished my Sea Oak pillow!  I’m happy with how this came out, and it’s my first knitted pillow! So far, I think Max is the only one who’s noticed it.

I used Cascade 220 Heathers in color 9452.  This is not the super wash version of Cascade 220.  I knit it on US 4’s (3.5 mm) because I wanted it to be tightly knitted so the pillow form didn’t show through.  It worked.  I didn’t worry about gauge because I didn’t buy my pillow form until I’d knitted the cover.  When I had knitted about half of the front, I measured the width of the knitting and knit the front to that length (14.5 inches), then I adjusted the size of the second back piece accordingly.  I bought a 16 inch pillow form because I believe all pillow forms should be slightly larger than their covers.  It’s a deeply held belief that results in puffy, fluffy pillows.

The only knitting project I have left for this semester of Loopy Academy is the cables project.  I’ll show you that tomorrow!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! I don't know if my cats could avoid the temptation of a wool pillow cover...

5:33 PM  
Blogger Abigail Goben said...

Very nice! I really liked seeing that pattern on your blog so I am doing it for Loopy Academy as well!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

That's gorgeous, Melanie!

10:51 AM  

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