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Origata Pillows

Borrowing the Japanese art of gift-wrapping to create a trio of unique, vibrant pillows.

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These small pillows present an ideal opportunity to learn how to work steeks. Steeks are nothing more than extra stitches that allow for pieces to be worked in the round (so that the front of the work is always facing out and there is no purling, which can be cumbersome when doing this kind of colorwork).
Finished Size: Square: About 14 (16, 18)" (35.5 [40.5, 46] cm); Bolster: About 8" (20.5 cm) wide and 15" (38 cm) long; Triangle: About 16" (40.5 cm) by 16" (40.5 cm) by 22" (56 cm). Square pillow shown measures 14" (35.5 cm).
Yarn: Classic Elite Provence (100% cotton; 256 yd [233 m]/125 g). Square pillow: #2627 French red and #2686 truffle, 1 (2, 2) skeins each. Bolster: #2681 bright chartreuse (A), #2652 vintner's grape (B), #2627 French red (C), #2690 Portland teal (D), and #2656 autumn aster (E), 1 skein each. Triangle pillow: #2681 bright chartreuse (A), #2652 vintner's grape (B), #2627 French red (C), #2690 Portland teal (D), #2656 autumn aster (E), and #2686 truffle (F), 1 skein each. (Both the bolster and triangle can be madewith 6 skeins total.) Small amount of waste yarn.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 24 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in color patt.
Needles: Pillow body—Size 6 (4 mm): 16" and 24" (40- and 60-cm) circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). I-cord trim—Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24" (60-cm) cir. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Size F/5 (3.75-mm) crochet hook; markers (m); stitch holders; waste yarn; five 7/8" (2.2-cm) buttons each for square pillow and bolster; five 1" (2.5-cm) buttons for triangle pillow.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 1999/2000

SKU: EP0786

Author/Speaker/Editor: Sandy Cushman

Format: eProject