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Handknit Your Home
A wonderfully textured floor pillow, which has been felted for a hardwearing finish. This is a very simple stitch pattern to work and the chunky yarn and big needles mean that the knitting will “grow” quickly.

25½ x 25½in (65 x 65cm)

Gauge (tension)
8 sts and 10 rows to 4in (10cm)
over patt using US 19 (15mm) needles

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  • Step 1

    Pillow front
    Cast on 64 sts.
    Row 1: [Yo, k2, pass yo over the k2]
    to end.
    Row 2: Purl.
    Row 3: K1, [yo, k2, pass yo over the k2] to last st, k1.
    Row 4: Purl.
    Rep rows 1–4 until knitting measures 27½in (70cm).
    Bind (cast) off.

  • Step 2

    To make up
    • Weave in all loose ends. Wash
    the knit gently by hand until it is
    felted to the desired degree (see
    page 121). Leave to dry.
    • As the pillow is intended to sit on the floor, I chose a hardwearing canvas fabric for the back. Cut the fabric 3⁄8in (1cm) larger than the knitted panel to allow for fraying.
    • Right sides together, pin the fabric to the knitted panel. Taking a 5⁄8in (1.5cm) seam allowance on the knitted panel, sew around three sides using a sewing machine, or by hand using backstitch.
    • Turn cover right side out and insert pillow pad. Hand-sew final side closed with slipstitch.

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