Palm-tastic pillow by Vikki Bird

Palm-tastic pillow

Knitting
May 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
787 yards (720 m)
17.25” square to fit an 18” pillow form
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You can almost feel the heat of an island sun as soon as this pillow is placed in the room! Featuring a giant palm motif, this charming island pillow is knitted in a single strip, starting with a ribbed section and then stocking stitch. The front is knitted in stocking stitch with the palm frond motif incorporated using the intarsia technique. The result? A perfectly palm-tastic design!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 17.25” square to fit an 18” pillow form

Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic; 196 yards 180 meters/100 grams): 849 Candyfloss Pink (MC, 3 balls), 830 Evergreen (CC, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) straight

Notions: Tapestry needle, five 1” buttons, yarn bobbins, chart row marker, 2 stitch markers, 4 removable stitch markers, 18” square pillow form