Apr
25

Lavender Lace Eye Pillow

Ask Me Monday: Knit Lavender Eye Pillow

Lavender Lace Eye Pillow


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Lavender Lace Eye Pillow: How-to Make it!

Lavender Eye Pillow: Knitting pattern by Vickie Howell

MATERIALS

1 hank (makes several) Vickie Howell Montoya Merino Light (100% Superwash Merino; 300 yds), in color: Aura — or equivalent sport-weight yarn

Size US 5/3.75 knitting needles — or size needed to obtain gauge

2, 8 ½” x 4 ½” pieces of medium weight fabric (I used quilters cotton)

Sewing needle and thread

Tapestry needle

Optional: Sewing Machine

Approx 1 ½ cups of plain rice

Lavender Essential Oil

Sewing pins or claw clips

Blocking supplies

 

GAUGE

22 sts x 24 rows = 4″/10 cm in Lace Stitch, after blocking

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

4″ x 8″

 

DIRECTIONS

KNIT PILLOW SLEEVE:

FRONT

CO 22 sts.

Row 1 (RS): P5, *k2, yo, ssk, p4; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 2 (WS): K5, *p2, yo, p2tog, k4; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 3-8: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 9: P1, *k2, yo, ssk, p4; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, yo, ssk, p1.

Row 10: K1, *p2, yo, p2tog, k4; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2, yo, p2tog, k1.

Rows 11-16: Rep Rows 9-10.

Repeat Rows 1-16, two times MORE.

Repeat Rows 1-8, once more.

BO in pattern stitch.

 

Back View: Knit Lavender Eye Pillow

BACK

CO 22 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Purl.

Row 2 (WS): Knit.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 8″/20 cm.

BO.

Block both pieces.

 

PREPARE PILLOW FILLING

  • Place rice in a bowl.
  • Add essential oil (approximately 8-10 drops), stir into rice.
  • Set aside

Note: Lavender oil can be strong, so start slowly. You can always add more!

 

MAKE PILLOW

  • With RS facing and using a ¼”/1 cm seam allowance, machine or hand sew 2 pieces together leaving an opening for turning.
  • Trim corners and seems as necessary.
  • Turn piece right-side out.
  • Fill pillow with rice mixture.
  • Using needle and thread, sew the opening closed.

 

FINISHING

With WS facing and using tapestry needle and yarn, seam three edges of the FRONT and BACK sleeve pieces together.

Insert pillow into the sleeve; seam closed.

Weave in tails.

Wheatear Stitch Lavender Eye Pillow

 

Make Me!

Love this stitch pattern, and ready to take it to the next step? Try my Cropper Cardi (Kit or Pattern), knit in the same, Wheatear Checkered Lace!

 

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