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Tweed Pillow and Seed Pillow

A handsome set of pillows.

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The Tweed Pillow takes its cue from menswear textiles: a sturdy three-color slip-stitch pattern covers the fabric of a handsomely tailored pillow. The Seed Pillow turns the classic herringbone weave into a textured one-color pattern for a casual, modern fabric.

Finished Size: Tweed: About 14" wide and 14" tall. Seed: About 18" wide (excluding buttonband) and 14" tall. 
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica Naturals (100% handspun wool; 138 yd [126 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #701 dark brown (MC), 2 skeins; #705 copper (CC1) and #708 blue (CC2), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers. See pattern for full yarn listing. 
Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium
Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. 
Notions: Tweed: Tapestry needle; sewing needle and thread; three 1" buttons; one 14" × 14" pillow form; pins (optional). Seed: Marker (m); tapestry needle; sewing needle and thread; three 1" buttons; one 18" × 14" pillow form. 
Gauge: Tweed: 20 sts and 39 rows = 4" in tweed patt. Seed: 15 sts and 28 rows = 4" in Chevron patt. 
Originally Published:
Interweave Knits, Winter 2011 

SKU: EP5459

Author/Speaker/Editor: Danielle Chalson

Format: eProject