Felted Pillow by Kristin Nicholas
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Felted Pillow

January 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
2 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, before felting
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
558 yards (510 m)
About 12" (30.5 cm) wide and 14" (35.5 cm) tall, after felting and assembly
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “The designer’s love of color and needlework isn’t limited to knitting. She’s equally adept with the techniques of felting and embroidery. Here’s a simple accent pillow, in her signature bright colors, that makes a great first project for any knitter who wants to see how easy felting and embroidery can be. For more embroidery ideas, look for her new book, Colorful Stitchery (Storey Publishing, 2005).”

Finished Size: Finished Size: About 12” (30.5 cm) wide and 14” (35.5 cm) tall, after felting and assembly.

Yarn: Nashua Handknits Julia (50% wool, 25% kid mohair, 25% alpaca; 93 yd 85 m/50 g): #6085 deep geranium (MC), 2 balls; #B118 espresso, 1 ball; small amounts each of #5084 zinnia pink, #2163 golden honey, and #3961 lady’s mantle.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge: 2 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st, before felting.

Needles: Size 10½ (6.5 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle; washable felt-tip marker; ?? yd (?? meter) backing fabric; sharp-point sewing needle and thread to match backing; straight pins; fiberfill stuffing.

Originally Published: Knitting Daily, 2007