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Linen Lace Pillows

Two-layered linen pillows

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My new house came void of color, so I decided to create some. I bought linen fabric for cushions and thought for months about knitting two-layered linen pillows. As the magazine deadline got closer, I thought about sewing the inner pillow of the linen fabric (which you can certainly do) and knitting only the outer layer. But I went ahead and knit the inner pillow as well. I hadn't intended to knit lace fronts, but I got sucked into the lace craze and . . . well, you see the results. Create your own bright look for spring.
Finished Size: 14" x 14" (35.5 cm x 35.5 cm)
Yarn: Bockens Lingarn 16/2 (100% linen; 226 yd/4.4 oz (690 m/125 g)): Chartreuse Pillow: #906 chartreuse, #476 mulberry, 1 spool each; Salmon Pillow: #1023 salmon, #12 deep rose, 1 spool each.
Yarn weight: #0 - Lace
Gauge: Inner Pillow: 34 sts and 58 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st. 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" (10 cm) Lace Pat. I; 22 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Lace Pat. II. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Picot Edging
Needles: Inner Pillow Front and Back—Size 0 (2 mm); Lace Fronts—Size 4 and 8 (3.5 and 5 mm); Edgings—Size 4 and 6 (3.5 and 4 mm). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Two 18" 14" (46 cm 35.5 cm) pillow forms; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Spring 1997

SKU: EP0174

Author/Speaker/Editor: Marilyn Murphy

Format: eProject