Comfort Pillow by Lorna Miser

Comfort Pillow

Knitting
March 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
255 yards (233 m)
12-inch square
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Pattern Description from Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting: “Although the class I was teaching that day was about how to make purses, I’ve used the beaded fringe gift to accent a pillow. I like the idea of having a peaceful lace pillow as a memorial of the comfort and support that came during a time of shock and pain, and I also wanted to highlight the beauty of the beads and allow them to shine. A pillow, especially one knitted with silk, is inviting and comforting, and can be enjoyed every day of the year as it lends beauty to a room. The lace pattern is pretty but simple to execute, with only two rows to repeat. I sewed my own lining to match the color of the yarn, but you could also purchase a small, plain pillow and knit the lace to cover it.”

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: One size

Finished Measurements: 12-inch square

Materials:

  • Jade Sapphire Maju (100% silk; 85 yd/78m per 50g skein), three skeins Bing Bing Red 56
  • Beaded trim on satin ribbon, 1½ yards
  • US #8 (5mm) knitting needles
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • ½ yard fabric
  • thread, sewing machine
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4 inch in Stockinette st