Apiculture Pillow by Emily O'Brien

Apiculture Pillow

January 2019
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with Worsted Weight Yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
757 yards (692 m)
20" x 20" pillow

This pillow is as comfy and cozy as a dollop of honey in hot tea. Celebrate our pollinator friends with some honeycomb texture as well as some cute colorwork bees. The body of the pillow cover is in worsted weight stockinette for easy quick mindless knitting. The detail strips provide a little colorwork and texture fun knit separately from the body of the cover.

20” x 20” square pillow

Worsted Weight for body of pillow
536 yards (492 meters) MC

Fingering Weight for Honeycomb and Bee details
221 yards (202 meters) CC1
221 yards (202 meters) CC2

Yarn used in sample is Quince & Co. Lark in Egret for MC and Quince & Co. Finch in Honey and Bark for CC1 and CC2.

US 3 (3.25mm) straight
US 7 (4.5mm) 26” circular

Tapestry needle
Safety pins
20” square pillow insert (one used in sample is from Ikea)

17 sts and 21 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette with Worsted Weight
30 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette with Fingering Weight