With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to start working on quick, but thoughtful gifts for mom. For this pillow cover, you need only to knit one piece and attach it to an existing pillow, letting its color peek through the front while the back remains uninterrupted.
Peeks & Waves Pillow
1 Ball each of 3 Colors of Sport-Weight Bamboo, Cotton, or Rayon Yarn
US Size 9 Needles
Black 19”x19” Pillow (I found mine at Target)
Wavy Pattern Stitch
Rows 1-2: Knit all sts.
Row 3: K 6, *YO, K1, YO2, K1, YO3, K1, YO2, K1, YO, K6. Repeat from * to end
Row 4: Knit all knit sts, drop all YOs.
Rows 5-6: Knit all sts.
Row 7: K1, *YO, K1, YO2, K1, YO3, K1, YO2, K1, YO, K6. Repeat to last 5 sts. YO, K1, YO2, K1, YO3, K1, YO2, K1, YO, K1.
Row 8: Repeat row 4.
With Jack & Sally, CO 65 sts. Work 8 rows in Wavy Pattern Stitch.
Join and switch to Ennis & Jack. Work 8 rows in Wavy Pattern Stitch.
Join and switch to Joel & Clementine. Work 8 rows in Wavy Pattern Stitch.
Continue established 3 color stripe pattern (24 rows), twice more.
Join and switch to Jack & Sally. Work 8 rows in Wavy Pattern Stitch.
Pin finished piece onto front of pillow. Using sewing needle, thread and small stitches, attach knitted piece to pillow by tacking on
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