FO - Lace Pillow

purlyman's picture

I got the idea for this from Barbara Walker's "A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns" (see page 127). The lace pattern is number 33 on page 117. The yarn is some alpaca that Matt brought back for me from a trip to Peru. He picked it up in one of the markets and there's no label or anything. I also made the pillow from scratch on Matt's sewing machine.

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Wow, I like! Bring it when

Wow, I like! Bring it when we meet. You did nicely with sewing too. I like the swatch idea as well. That Barbara Walker (I did not know there was a #4)!

crmartin's picture

Oh, that's beautiful, I want

Oh, that's beautiful, I want to take a nap with it!


Tallguy's picture

Making a pillow is a good

Making a pillow is a good way to make a gauge swatch, and make something useful out of it! You can try out patterns, and decide if you want to do more of it, or to test out colour combinations. Even if knit too loose, you can still make it into a pillow top with a contrast backing fabric. And what a great gift! Everyone needs pillows.

Buck Strong's picture

Awesome! I totally agree

Awesome! I totally agree with Thomas, I want to make pillows now.

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

Thomasknits's picture

Awesome...I wanna make a

Awesome...I wanna make a pillow now.

Raymiew's picture

Looks great!

Looks great!