Many years ago, I participated in a KAL at a local yarn shop that involved making a 12 inch square each week that would then be sewn together into an afghan. It consisted of a total of 20 squares. Unfortunately, I only knit 5 squares. Those 5 squares have been sitting in a knitting bag for quite awhile and I finally decided what to do with them. I bought a 12 inch pillow form and decided to sew 2 squares together to make a pillow.
The flower square is a design of my own and as soon as I can find the pattern that I wrote out, I'll be sharing it with all of you. I added a piece of blue felt under the flower to help it stand out.
The other square is a traditional diamond pattern of knit and purl stitches.
I learned to sew zippers into my knitting last year and so I added a zipper to make the pillow cover removable for washing.
My question to all of you is this:
Have you re-purposed parts of a knitting project that didn't quite make it to completion?
Labels: knit for home, Knitting