My knitted round pillow was shown in SisterMag20 last year and now finally here on my blog.
I love round deco elements like pillows and carpets very much because they can be such eye-catchers - especially if your interior is more minimalistic and modern.
You can find the tutorial for my little knit bunny here.
The finished pillow has a diameter of 60cm and is made with short rows - meaning, that the rows are only partially worked before turning so the knitting starts to curve.
You will need:
- Approximately 1kg super chunky wool needle size 20-25mm (for example Loopy Mango Big Loop available in my DaWanda Shop)
- circular knitting needle in 70cm length which fits your yarn size
- another circular knitting needle preferable in the same size or a little bit bigger or smaller
- Inner cushion 60cm diameter
- felting needle (optional)
Cast on 18 (photo step 1 - for the full tutorial please click "continue reading" further below )
One complete set consits from row 1 to row 6:
k15, wrap 1 (photo step 2) turn
(wrap means having the yarn running in front of the stitch and leaving that stitch un-knitted)
Row 2: Lift first stitch onto your right needle (yarn runs in front of this needle - photo step 3 and 4)
k12, wrap 1, turn
Row 3: Again, just lift first stitch onto your right needle (yarn runs in front of this needle)
k8, wrap 1, turn
Row 4: Again, just lift first stitch onto your right needle (yarn runs in front of this needle)
k4, wrap 1, turn
Row 5: Again, just lift first stitch onto your right needle (yarn runs in front of this needle)
k11 to the end, picking up the wraps and knitting them together with the stitch ( those wrapped stitches are stitch 5 and 9) (photo step 5-8)
k18, picking up the wraps and knitting them together with the stitch ( those wrapped stitches are stitch 12 and 16) One set completed! (photo step 9)
Repeat this set about 17x depending on how lose or tight you knit or until your knitting will loop around and form a circle when slightly stretched. (photo step 10)
Insert the inner cushion.
Take a thread from your yarn (I took a red one but just for you to see!) and thread it thru the inner circle, pull tight, place a knot and hide the endings inside or weave in. (photo step 11 and 12)
Take your second needle an pick up 18 stitches along the other side. (photo step 13)
Take another thread from your yarn (again - I took a red one but just for you to see on the photo...)
Now use kitchener stitch to graft your two garter seams invisible together. (Photo Step 14 to 23)
Weave in all ends - if you have a felting needle and you used pure wool for this project, you can slightly felt those endings together with a random stitch.
For a smaller or larger pillow in- or decrease your stitches but keep doing the short rows in the same manner.