PASSAP Short Row Pillow by Jennifer Schmidt Bikibird Knits

PASSAP Short Row Pillow

Machine Knitting
February 2009
Light Fingering ?
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This pattern is available for free.

The front and back of this pillow is knitted in one continuous piece on a PASSAP knitting machine using a form programme. The shaping is accomplished through short rowing. The left edge of the knitting is the center of of the back and the right edge is the center of the front. The middle of knitting forms the circumference of the pillow. You will need a 16 inch round pillow form to complete this project.

The form programme takes care of all the shaping and so this pillow is actually very easy to knit despite it’s complex shape. Technically this pillow is hexagonal, not round. Each wedge of the hexagon is knitted in turn with the back and front knitted simultaneously. The stitch is stockinette knitted on the front bed. Some single bed slip patterns may also be suitable. The yarn I used was Tamm 3-ply knitted at stitch size 6. A similar weight yarn should give you good results.