Double Happiness by Knitted Gems
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Double Happiness

October 2008
Lace ?
26 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
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Double Happiness is a blessing traditionally bestowed upon a Chinese bride and groom, meaning ‘May you have twice as much happiness and half as much sadness in your marriage’.

The front side of this pillow cover design features the Chinese symbol meaning Double Happiness. The backside of the pillow is plain except for lines of eyelets through which ribbon or other embellishments can be woven through. Additionally, the backside is knit in two pieces for easy insertion and removal of a small pillow.

Recommended Knitting Skill level:

Finished Measurements:
8.5 inches * 8.5 inches/21.6cm * 21.6cm
To fit a 9-inch/22.9-cm square pillow or pillow form snugly

Row counter
Tapestry, or blunt sewing, needle
9-inch/22.9cm square ready-made pillow or pillow form

Optional Materials:
Gold ribbon 1/8 inch wide/3mm wide
Matching thread to ribbon

Kit including yarn is also available on Samantha in Stitches website: