Grandma's Pillow by Judy Howell

Grandma's Pillow

June 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
one size
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Everyone’s grandmother or great grandmother had this pillow on their sofa back in the day. I remembered this pillow fondly and tried to find a pattern but could not so I came up with one myself. Traditionally buttons (2) that were covered with a knitted square were used. You can use a couple of big black buttons. The buttons were drawn tight in the middle of the pillow. You can knit this in a variety of colors, but you will want a solid bold or distinct color for the reverse stockinette ridges. This is a great project to use up your scrap yarn! Or go for a more modern look and just use one contrasting color.

You will need a 16 inch pillow form and 2 shank style1.5 in buttons or regular black buttons.