Kite Tails by Meg Roke
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Kite Tails

Knitting
March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
440 yards (402 m)
14" x 14" [35 x 35 cm] after seaming
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My mother is an exceptionally talented quilter. Throughout my childhood I was surrounded by beautiful fabrics, quilts and quilting books. So naturally, as a knitter, I have come to love the look of quilt-inspired knits.

Kite Tails is a pillow cover with a trifold construction and buttons/buttonholes in the back for closure. The front panel features a classic “flying geese” triangle patchwork motif, reminiscent of kite tails, worked in stockinette stitch in two similar tones of color with a contrasting color background. The back panels are knit in two different rib stitch patterns. Four buttonholes are worked into the end of a back panel. The pillow cover is worked flat and the sides are seamed with a generous overlap.

Finished Measurements
34” 85 cm approx length unbuttoned
14” 35 cm approx width
14” x 14” 35 cm x 35 cm after seaming

You can read more about the inspiration and design of this pattern here.
Materials
Yarn
Shepherd’s Wool by Stonehedge Fiber Mills (100% Merino wool) 250 yards/ 229 meters, 113 g per skein: 2 skeins in Navy (MC), 1 skein in White (CC1), 1 skein in Frosty Blue (CC2)
Or approx 300 yards in MC, 100 yards in CC1, 20 yards in CC2 of worsted weight yarn

Needles
US 6 (4 mm) straight or circular needles (or size required to obtain gauge)

Notions
14 x 14” 35 x35 cm pillow insert
4 medium buttons (5/8 -1”)
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers (optional)

Gauge
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork stockinette stitch pattern using size US 6 needles