DIY Tutorial For A Chunky Knitted Round Pillow With Short Rows

05 05 2016 DIY

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. 

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

You can find the tutorial for my little knit bunny here

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

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

- scissors

- felting needle (optional)

Start: 

Cast on 18 (photo step 1 - for the full tutorial please click "continue reading" further below )

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Where To Get Those Crazy Big Knitting Needles Or Crochet Hooks??

13 12 2015 DIY

Well - this is a question I get asked a lot... 

Sometimes my customers are a litlle dissapointed that I do not sell big needles in my DaWanda shop along with the wool.

I did think about offering them but it would add just another piece to my business and to the already thousand things that come with it and that I need to take care of.

It's amazing what it takes to run a little business smooth and successful - if you are self employed you can relate... 

And since there are already great shops offering a wide variety of big knitting needles and crochet hooks I rather link to those.

My favorites are Knit Affair who offers beautiful handmade needles handmade in Berlin from sustainable wood - on the second picture you can see their straight 20mm knitting needles - and Handgefertigt-Berlin, who offers needles and hooks up to size 30mm.

That cool little bag on the last picture is from Dawanda Shop moon.moon and the feather print is from the danish Etsy Shop The Clay Play.

If you like my chunky little crochet heart you can find my tutorial hier...

chunky knit throw lebenslustiger.com

chunky knit throw by lebenslustiger.com

chunky knit throw by lebenslustiger.com

Happy Holidays,

Anette