The Pillow of Sei Shonagon by Larissa Brown

The Pillow of Sei Shonagon

March 2008
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Eyelet, given in pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
17" wide x 12" high
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An homage to the world’s first blogger.

Sei Shonagan’s Pillow Book, completed in the year 1002, was a diary of lists, events at court, and private thoughts. Since her time the term “pillow book” has come to mean a collection of thoughts that explore a certain time in a person’s life. This pillowcase will be pure joy to create in silk and handwriting-infused muslin, and can hold the thoughts and lists closest to your heart right now.

The pattern calls for 1 hank of the linen yarn, but you will have leftovers.

Photographs are (c) 2007, Michael Crouser, for the book Knitalong.