Sweeten your favorite sitting area with a knitted heart pillow in serene shades of blue. Create this lovely pillow yourself with Tulip® Custom ColorLab™ Yarn Dyes and Cotton Yarns.
Yarn Dyeing Instructions:
Gauge 10 sts and 16 rows = 4”, blocked
Pattern Notes: Use a separate strand of yarn for each chunk of color, to avoid floating unused yarn across back of stitches.
Be consistent with your color changes, always bringing the new strand of yarn under the old strand of yarn to avoid holes in the work.
With A, cast on 41 sts.
Work 2” st st, ending with a WS row.
Row 1: With A, k 20, with B, k1, with second strand of A, k 20.
Row 2: With A, p19, with B, p3, with A, p19.
You have now completed Rows 1 – 2 of Heart Chart.
Continue on in st st as established, following the color changes of the chart.
When chart is completed, with A, work 2” st st, ending with a WS row.
Rep instructions for Front, using B as the background color and A as the heart.
Weave in all ends and block if needed.
Sew Front to Back on three sides, using either color of yarn and a tapestry needle.
Insert pillow form into pillow case.
Sew up final seam.
All abbreviations are lower case unless specifically listed as upper case, or they appear at the start of a sentence.
BO: bind off
circ: circular needle
cn : cable needle
CO: cast on
dpn(s): double-pointed needle(s)
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
M1: make one stitch
p2tog: purl 2 together
pm: place marker
psso: pass slipped stitch over
PU: pick up
rev st st: reverse stockinette stitch
RS: right side
sk2p: sl 1, k2tog, psso
sm: slip marker
ssk: slip slip knit
st st: stockinette stitch
tbl: through the back loop
w&t: wrap and turn
ws: wrong side
wyib: with yarn in back
wyif: with yarn in front
yo: yarn over