Saturday, February 26, 2011
I need to block this finished piece, but I'm just so thrilled with how it turned out, I want to share it! Robin, of course, wanted in on the action - since the couch is his new favorite hangout, I guess he was equally excited to have something new and soft to snuggle up to.
Pattern: September Pillow by Pam Allen
Yarn: Quince & Co. Osprey in Peacock
I can't think of a time in recent OR ancient history that I've made a project using the exact yarn and color combination specified in a pattern. This might be an historic first for me, but it was a total fluke. Tyler bought me these three lovely skeins of yarn, and as soon as our couch arrived, I knew they would have to become some squishy pillows.
I made very few modifications to this easy cabled pattern, and only because Michael's was out of the 14"x14" pillow forms when I was there the other day. In order to fit a 12"x12" form, I worked three full repeats of the chart, and then rnds 1-10. Instead of binding off, I divided the stitches in half, turned the pillow inside-out, and did a quick little three-needle bind-off. After I block out the piece, I'll just have to seam the bottom end - nice and simple!
I'm fairly certain that, since I didn't make the full-size pillow, I have enough yarn left over to make a twin. I have to say, it was such fast knit, I'm fairly certain I will knit this pattern again - if not for me, then perhaps to give as a gift!