Step into our house and you’ll immediately know that we have a thing for sailing and anything nautical. I grew up sailing. I met my husband through sailing. Many of my favorite days of the year involve sailing. So, it's no surprise that I picked a nautical theme for my latest knitting pattern!
|"The Anchor Pillow" Knitting Pattern|
Anchors symbolize different things for different people. For me, the anchor represents a safe harbor, security and being home.
“The Anchor Pillow” (it’s such an original name, isn’t it?!) was inspired by a photo of an old brass anchor. I used that photo as a guide when designing my anchor knitting chart. The chart is included in the pattern...on one full page so it's big and easy to read.
This is a two-color knitting pattern using the intarsia technique. Experience with intarsia knitting is highly recommended!! Even though there are only two colors, there are many transition points between the colors. I wove in more than 30 ends. I know…I could have woven the ends into my knitting as I was working. However, weaving the ends in after I finished knitting gave me a chance to tighten up a few loose stitches.
|Experience with two-color intarsia knitting highly recommended!|
This pillow is knit with super bulky weight yarn and big needles so it knits up very quickly. I used Loops & Threads “Cozy Wool” super bulky yarn in ‘Sapphire’ (navy blue) and ‘Fleece’ (soft white). This pillow is designed for a 16” x 16” pillow form. I used a very basic, inexpensive pillow form from a craft store.
"The Anchor Pillow" knitting pattern is perfect for any nautical themed decor. For a classic nautical look, use navy and white yarn. This anchor pillow would also look great knit with any number of other color combinations.