City bed Shams

bobshome's picture

Well another dive into the unknown.
I wanted to change my pillows and shams for square edged pillows. So I bought the pillows from my supplier and decided the shams are my next project. The always amazing (Mouliné) local yarn shop had lots of cotton that I had previously used on another cushion cover. I liked it. It's soft, large enough and reasonable in cost.
I tried several stitches for a good textural 3" border and decided on "the gooseberry stitch" (phew - thanks for the technique guys) for it's alternating bumps and just the right relief I need for that 3" flat surface around the edge.
The cushions are 28" x 19"x 3".
So right now I'm just knitting tons of Gooseberries and when my strip is long enough to get around the cushion I'll start the back/front, which right now I believe will be small black/tan stripes on a white background. We'll see?
Well I'm there the gooseberries are done for one cushion. About 92" x 3". PHEW!
I was working out the stripe I want on the front and back - it will be ...

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mrossnyc's picture

Looks great! I look forward

Looks great! I look forward to seeing the finished project.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice. I have an in-law

Very nice. I have an in-law who knits fitted seat covers for his vehicles. We talked about what it entails but I'm not quite to that stage of interest. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kenny's picture

oooh, that stitch is so

oooh, that stitch is so pretty!

crmartin's picture

Those are going to be

Those are going to be beautiful!


vsidart's picture

Pretty! Looking forward to

Pretty! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!