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Ronda 11-17-2005 09:51 AM

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I'm working on a pillow. The pattern is from Knit It! This is really my first project that is NOT a scarf and is something a little more involved that the basic garter stitch pattern! That hole on the left IS a button hole, not a mistake! :D (There will be five buttons on each side of the pillow.)

hedgehog 11-17-2005 10:27 AM

Ooh, i saw those patterns and they're quite lovely! Been thinking about making a couple myself.

The yarn you've chosen is absolutely beautiful! What is it?


Ronda 11-17-2005 10:34 AM

Thanks! ;-) It's Lion Brand Jiffy - "Quick and Easy Mohair Look Yarn." It's 100% acrylic but totally machine washable and dryable, which I thought would be nice for family room pillows. (Kids, ya know?!)

Silver 11-17-2005 12:04 PM

It's looking great! What are the button holes for? Are they decoration, or will it actually button to something? :??

Ronda 11-17-2005 12:20 PM

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Kristin, I'm not sure how this is going to work out in the end. I'm going to attach a photo that is a similar pillow. It's NOT the one I'm stitching, but it seems to be basically the same idea.

Although now that I look at it...that's not a bad project for me! LOL

Edited to give directions: I make 5 of the button holes in about 11 inches of fabric. Then I knit until the piece measures 24 inches and bind off. I block the pieces. Then I fold lengthwise with wrong sides together and with buttonhole band on top. I place my buttons correctly and then sew lengthwise. Button one side of pillow and insert pillow form. Button the other side of the pillow and TADA - finished pillow.

kemp 11-17-2005 01:35 PM

Very cute. I like the button detail!

Jan in CA 11-17-2005 01:49 PM

That's really pretty! I was thinking of making one that was like an envelope with buttons. Not sure if they would be comfy, though I guess you could use the other side. I like yours alot! The colors are beautiful!

kitkat 11-17-2005 01:51 PM

Oh I love it, and I bet with the Jiffy its knitting up way fast.....I could do that in my family room ---that would be great for kids and dogs and cats

KellyK 11-17-2005 02:17 PM

VERY cute!!

Sascha 11-17-2005 04:38 PM


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