Stripes Brigade Mosaic Throw Pillow – Bulky Weight

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Published July 16, 2018

An easy mosaic throw pillow pattern that is perfect for beginners learning the mosaic knitting technique. If you can knit and purl, you can make this pillow.

Choose a self-striping yarn to add to the number of colors without adding any effort.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: One size
  • Finished Measurements: 16½(18½, 20½) in. square. Fits an 18(20, 22)-in. pillow insert.

Materials

  • Yarn: 90(110, 140) yards [80(100, 130) m] in each of two colors of bulky- weight yarn.
  • Needles: 1 pair circular needles, 24"
  • Needle size: US 10 (6.0 mm) or size required to get gauge (3 sts/in)
  • Notions: One 18(20, 22)-in. pillow insert (available at craft stores) or bag of pillow stuffing, Optional: One 20(22,24)-in. zipper (if you want to make it a removable pillow cover), 1 yd. fabric for back of pillow, cut to 16½(18½, 20½) in. square, 1 yd. fabric to line the front of the pillow, cut to 16½(18½, 20½) in. square, Sewing machine or needle and thread or access to a tailer/upholsterer, Measuring tape, tapestry needle, scissors, Recommended: T-pins and blocking mats for blocking

Gauge

  • 3 sts/in in St st

Abbreviations

CC – Contrasting Color
MC – Main Color
RS – Right Side
Sl 1 – Slip 1
WS – Wrong Side


Shown: Sunset-colored pillow: 1 ball each Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky (Grey Heather) and Gina Chunky (Slate); Rainbow pillow: 1 ball each Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky (Onyx), Gina Chunky (Mermaid)

Recommended Course: Mosaic Knitting

Mosaic knitting is a color-knitting technique that’s perfect for beginners. It requires just knit and purl in order to make stunning one-, two-, or many-color designs.

In this short and easy video guide, I walk you through how to create beautiful color knitting projects without learning harder techniques like Fair-Isle knitting.



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