Do you remember my previous Scraptastic Projects?
Pictured are Scraptastic Cowl and Scraptastic Scarf.
I have been collecting all those tiny scraps of yarn from other projects and tight them together and create a ball of yarn. This ball of scrap yarn is so colorful and random. I have to admit the Scraptastic Scarf is my favorite scarf to wear through the winter months.
After creating the Scraptastic Scarf and Scraptastic Cowl I was thinking about my next Scraptastic Project while I was collecting the tiny scraps of yarn. In the end I decided to make a pillow case. As always with the scrap yarn projects it takes time to get enough scrap yarn for the whole project. With this pillow case I decided to use up even small remnants of yarn skeins that has been collecting for some time. Sometimes I would find these remnants useful in knitting toys, but mostly these small remnants were too small to use for the toys. This is the beginning of Scraptastic Pillow Case.
As time went on I would add few rounds here and there whenever I had some yarn leftover from another knitting project. As you can see from the picture bellow, the dog approved it as a pillow for one of his naps.
Today I finished the Pillow case, added zipper to the CO edge and here you can see the wrong side of the pillow with all those knotted yarns.
K = Knit
P = Purl
CO = Cast on
BO = Bind Off
St, sts = stitch, stitches
This Scraptastic Pillow is knit in the rounds in double moss stitch pattern, using whatever scraps of yarn you have from other knitting projects. All the ends are conveniently hidden inside this pillow case. The zipper is sewn to the CO edge. The top of the pillow is BO with 3 Needle Bind Off.
Rnds 1 - 2: K2, P2.
Rnds 3 - 4: P2, K2.
Repeat Rnds 1 - 4 for the pattern.
CO 144 (160, 176, 192, 208, 224) sts. Place the stitch marker, and begin working in the round, being careful not to twist the sts.
Work in the Double Moss Stitch Pattern using the various scraps of yarn in similar weight, connecting the scraps with a knot, and making sure the knots are all on one side.
Work in the pattern until you reach the desired length of the square pillow.
Make sure that all of the knots are on one side of your work.
BEAUTIFUL PILLOW. CAN THIS BE KNITTED ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES. MY EXERCISE PILLOW IS 18 INCHES X 18 INCHES?ReplyDelete
NOT SURE ABOUT THE STITCHES? USING RED HEART YARN.
Hello, Thank you for your kind words about the pillow. This pattern can be done on straight needles. You will just work back and forth instead of in the rounds, and then you will have to sew together the side of the pillow as well. Use the same amount of stitches as per the pattern. Make sure that your gauge match the gauge in the pattern.Delete
Have fun knitting.