Ha! I never thought you would ever caught me using this yarn and yet here I am sharing it with you! Life sure does know how to throw some spins at you. 😉 But the thing is I really love using this yarn and did not expect what I ended up getting. So lesson is, don’t always follow what everyone else is doing. Now, don’t get me wrong. It could be that I’m not using this for a blanket. But the thing is, I have used and used the Jumbo Textured Knit Pillows and they are still great! I love them! Bonus, I found the yarn for waaaaay cheaper.
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So how did I make them?
I wanted to use a textured stitch and I knew I wanted them knit. So I thought, hey why not start digging into some intermediate knit stitches? I couldn’t think of a single one so I started searching. I’ve always loved the seed stitch in crochet and I’ve seen it in knit as well and loved it even more. That when I decided I really needed to use this stitch or I might burst. Haha.
So I got Yarn Bee, #Bee yarn in #7 weight and US 36 (20 mm) circular knitting needles (Only because I thought it would be easy to work. You can totally use straight if you want.). I found all the tools I needed at Hobby Lobby actually. And thought a head of time to bring someone with me, so the 40% off coupon could be used on both. 😉 So we made a few trips cause I didn’t actually know how much supplies I would need, lucky you have me to tell you! 😊 One skein of yarn makes about one and half pillows. In other words, it depends on how many you wanna make. I made 4. Two in On The Board Walk color and two in Rose Rock color.
After I had the supplies, I used this tutorial to make the stitch and I cast on 15 and made 26 rows, cast off and finished off. I made two panels per pillow and stitched them together with leftover yarn from the skein (yes, you should have extra). Don’t forget the pillow inside. I made my own but you can find a pillow form at your local craft store too. I simply found leftover fabric laying around, measured it with the panel and sewed together both sides of fabric to make a pillow. Then I found extra stuffing laying around the house and stuffed my homemade pillow form. Hand sewed the pillow form together, and then put it on each side of the panel hand sewing that together then.
For the blue pillows, I went to Michael’s and got their 20 x 20 inch pillows with their 40% and 50% off coupons for about $7-8 each. Turns out, they fit perfectly!
This is what the front of the pillow ends up looking like.
And this is what the back of the pillow ends up looking like.
This is what the seed stitch looks like close up. I love the textured look of this stitch and I’m really tempted to make a knit blanket with this stitch actually.
This is what sewing the to pieces together looks like.
Are you looking to make your own pillows with this type of yarn? Would you scared of this yarn after all the rumors?
I really hope you decide this project is worth the risk and have loads of fun with it like I did. Probably the fastest project I ever made!
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Make sure to let me know how your project goes. I can’t wait to hear about it!
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