Borgarnes Pillow by Cirilia Rose

Borgarnes Pillow

November 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Bicolor Stripe
US 13 - 9.0 mm
150 yards (137 m)
15" (38 cm) square

My first few years in the yarn industry coincided with the tail end of the novelty yarn craze of the 2000s. The pendulum swung back toward classic yarns for nearly a decade, but restless knitters have started to crave unusual materials again. The new novelties are much more likely to contain a good dose of natural fiber, and in the case of yarns made from T-shirt jersey, an element of upcycling eco-awareness.

Tactile appeal is also a common denominator; knitters are no longer interested in knitting difficult, itchy metallics or fussy, gimmicky fibers. Yarnmade from jersey knits feel as comfortable as your favorite old T-shirt, which makes it an ideal candidate for a throw pillow. Using two shades and an easy-towork slip stitch pattern, this pillow makes a unique housewarming gift.This is a case where the stitch pattern changes considerably on the “wrong” side, so choose flat horizontal stripes or nubbly vertical stripes before sewing on buttons.