Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Parkway Pillow - My summer knitting project!

This summer I knit up a blue version of The Parkway Pillow.

The Parkway Pillow was my first pillow knitting pattern that I designed about two years ago.  The pattern is available on Ravelry, LoveKnitting, Etsy and Craftsy.

I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick super bulky yarn in the color 'Glacier' for this pillow.  This icy blue yarn is lovely and one of my favorite colorways in the Lion Brand Thick & Quick selection.

I love how my new knitted pillow turned out!

The Parkway Pillow knit with super bulky yarn.
This is a quick and easy knitting pattern which uses one strand of super bulky weight yarn and big knitting needles.

Quick to knit with super bulky weight yarn.
I blocked my knitting before sewing up the edges.  I must admit this is the first time that I have blocked one of my pillow knitting projects and I'm very pleased with the results.

Blocking your knitting is very easy...

Put knitting in the sink and run cold water over the piece.
Carefully arrange knitting on mat so edges are straight.
Pin to measurements indicated in pattern.
It took about two days for my knitted piece to dry completely.  Then I sewed up the side seams, inserted the pillow form and sewed up the bottom seam.

Sewing up the bottom seam of The Parkway Pillow.
FALL 2017 UPDATE: I made this light blue version of The Parkway Pillow when Interweave asked to include this pattern in their Winter 2017 issue of 'Quick & Easy Knits' magazine.  So fun to be included!

The Parkway Pillow - as seen in Quick & Easy Knits Magazine!

If you are interested in purchasing The Parkway Pillow knitting pattern it is available on RavelryCraftsyLoveKnitting and Etsy.

The Parkway Pillow knitting pattern includes detailed, photo illustrated instructions for finishing.

If you would like to read more about how I designed and named The Parkway Pillow see this blog post.  For more details on the pattern see my Ravelry listing.
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It was a fun, busy summer with my family and friends so I did not do a lot of knitting.  Now that it's fall again I'm getting back to knitting!

Thanks for reading! :)

Mary Lee
Fifty Four Ten Studio