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Knittique's Garter-Stitch Pillow pattern includes instructions for a 14" square pillow. Options include adding the ruffled trim to the outer edge and using coordinating yarns for the overlapping back panels.
YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO: Cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase (knit into front and back of stitch), decrease (knit 2 together), bind off, single crochet (trim only).
Materials: 1 120-yd. Scraplet Skein* made the diagonal top of the pillow plus one of the back panels; about 80 yards of coordinating yarn will be needed for the second panel. (Or just use the Scraplet Skein for the pillow top, and make both back panels with about 160 yards of contrast yarn.) The optional ruffled trim is made with 1 skein of Crystal Palace Yarn's "Tutu".
Needles: U.S. 9 needles. (This makes a fairly tight fabric, which is desirable in a pillow cover.)
If you'd rather use something besides Scraplet Skeins, self-striping yarns are a perfect choice; the gauge called for works with yarns such as Noro's "Kureyon" and "Silk Garden", or other yarns that work up fairly tightly on a U.S. 9 needle.
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ALSO NOTE that this PDF file is approximately 2.8 MB in size.
*Some of Knittique's Scraplet Skeins™ are sold here in our Etsy shop, and they are also available in retail yarn shops. If you'd like your local shop to carry Knittique products (or if you're a shop owner yourself), please let us know who to contact; we produce an electronic catalog that can easily be e-mailed to your shop. Thanks for helping to spread the word!
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Returns & exchanges
SCRAPLET SKEINS (and other Knittique hand-tied skeins): It is important to know that each skein is one-of-a-kind; this means that if you order more than 1 of a single colorway, the skeins will not be exactly alike (although the color sequence in each skein will be consistent). For this reason, there are no dye lots for Scraplet Skeins.
HAND-DYED YARNS: These are all hand-painted in very small batches (sometimes just 1 skein at a time); there are no dye lots. I keep extremely detailed records of each batch, so if you'd like multiple skeins in one colorway, I'd suggest that you custom-order the total number of skeins you'd like; this way, all your yarn will be dyed simultaneously, so, in effect, that's your dye lot. (See Additional Information for details about custom-ordering hand-dyed yarns.)
RETURNS: I can only accept returned merchandise if it is in its original condition (with its label, not wound into a ball, etc.), within 10 business days of receipt. (You'll be responsible for return shipping.) However, since my ultimate goal is for you to be thrilled with your purchase, I would much prefer to at least try to work out some other solution if you are not happy. Talk to me! ; )
CUSTOM ORDERING HAND-DYED YARNS: In addition to the regular list price, there is a service charge of $10.00 for each batch of custom skeins; for example, if you order 5 skeins of sock yarn, all in the same colorway, you would only pay the $10.00 (not $50.00) for that order. But if you also order a mohair yarn in a different color, you would pay another $10.00 for that yarn. IMPORTANT: I will set up a custom listing for you, including the service charge, when your yarn is freshly dyed and ready to go home with you!
Canceling a custom order: If your custom order is for more than 2 skeins, you may cancel within the first 24 hours after placing your custom order.
RESERVING A LISTING: My normal policy is that we will reserve a listing for you for up to 48 hours; if you have not purchased the reserved item during this period, it will revert to a normal listing. Of course you are still welcome to purchase it, but it will also be available for others to purchase.
ABOUT MY YARNS: Since Knittique's hand-tied skeins and hand-dyed yarns are made from existing yarns from many different international manufacturers, I cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen circumstances like reactions to dyes or fibers. I give full information in each listing about the materials used in each skein; this information comes directly from the original labels of each yarn used. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this information, unfortunately.
The best policy is always to ask me directly, PRIOR to purchase, if you have any questions at all. I want you to be happy!