Two Become One Wedding Pillow
Two Become One is the perfect wedding gift! This striking pillow features Barbara Walker’s classic entwined tree motif, symbolizing the union of marriage and growth. The back is made in two pieces in simple stockinette punctuated by large buttons, making this pillow cover completely removable and washable. The chart has been updated and colored for easy reading. Written instructions are also given. Two gauges and yarn suggestions make a 14” or 18” square pillow.
To achieve a sturdy fabric suitable for long-wear, yarn is knit to a firm tension. If you are using alternative yarns to make gauge, be it held double or single strand, it is important that the fabric is tight and a bit stiff. Hardy wools such as Briggs and Little, as well as acrylic blends, are ideal for this project.
Two Become One is an earthy addition to any living room!
For 14” x 14” pillow: 600 yards of bulky yarn
5.5mm needle or size to obtain gauge
For 18” x 18” pillow: 800 yards of worsted weight yarn ( held double)
6mm needle or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers (optional)
4 Large Buttons
14” or 18” square pillow form
Skills Used: Knitting cables, seaming, buttonholes (instructions given)
Pillow Sizes and Gauge:
For 14” x 14” pillow, example uses a bulky acrylic wool blend single strand.
16st/ 24 rows = 4” in Stockinette with 5.5 mm needle or size to obtain gauge.
For 18” x 18” pillow, example uses Briggs and Little Regal (worsted weight) held double.
12sts/ 16 rows = 4” in Stockinette with 6mm needle or size to obtain gauge.
CABLE PATTERN IS WRITTEN AND CHARTED
Questions or comments? Please contact Ash Kearns directly or join my Ravelry group, Ash Kearns Handknitting!