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Garter Block Nine Patch Pillow Cover Using Lang Yara

Garter Block Nine Patch Pillow Cover Using Lang Yara

"Oh, so cuddly!"

Modern, retro, romantic, eclectic—whatever style you prefer, this Garter Blocks pillow cover will fit right in. Simply knit in strips of garter stitch (with a little seaming later), it’s a relaxing, satisfying, and perfectly portable project. It’ll be finished and resting on your sofa—or bed, or chair, or floor—before you know it!

Lang Yara is soft, fluffy and resilient—exceptionally ideal for a cuddly pillow cover. It’s a clever blend of cotton, mohair and wool twisted around a fine nylon core with a loosely curled crimp reminiscent of bouclé. The palette of mellow marls—from cream to caramel, from brown to shades of gray—is sure to harmonize with any design style. This knit will leave you feeling contented, soothed and satisfied.

Pick up the pattern below (if you don't already have it). Then choose two colors of Lang Yara; you'll need 2 skeins each of 2 colors for the pillow. If you already own the Big Garter Blocks Throw & Afghan pattern, click on the Free Adaptation tab to see the modifications for making a 9 patch pillow cover.

Pillow Cover: Approx. 18 x 18"/ 45 x 45 cm.

4 skeins Lang Yara (175 yds/160m each), 2 skeins each of 2 colors. Sample shown in Color 70 Charcoal and 03 Light Grey.
Or approx. 700 yds/640m total of an equivalent worsted-weight yarn in two colors (approx. 350 yds/320m of each).

US 7 (4.5mm) needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Pillow form: 18"/45cm x 18"/45cm.
Darning needle.

Approx. 18 sts = 4"/10cm in garter stitch.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.

Please refer to the original pattern for complete instructions. Only changes are covered in this adaptation.

Cast on: Make three ‘A’ strips as follows:

With Color A, cast on 28 sts. *Knit 50 rows (25 ridges) per pattern instructions*. Change to Color B and repeat between * *. Change to Color A and repeat between * * (strip begins and ends with Color A). Bind off.

Make three ‘B’ strips as follows:

With Color B, cast on 28 sts. Work as for ‘A’ strips but change first to Color A and then to Color B (strip begins and ends with Color B). Bind off.

Finishing: Lay six strips side by side, alternating ‘A’ strips and ‘B’ strips to make checkerboard pattern. Sew together using seaming instructions from pattern. Fold in half and sew around two sides; insert pillow form and complete last side.

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Digital Big Garter Blocks Throw & Afghan pattern plus free adaptation for 9 Patch Pillow Cover. (Download)

Printed Big Garter Blocks Throw & Afghan pattern plus free adaptation for 9 Patch Pillow Cover. (Requires shipping.)

Free adaptation for 9 Patch Pillow Cover. (Download)

COLOR: 15 Light Brown Marl. Light brown marled with black.

COLOR: 39 Brown Marl. Chocolate and black marl.

COLOR: 70 Charcoal. Heathered charcoal.

COLOR: 05 Grey Marl. Light grey and charcoal marl.

COLOR: 03 Light Grey. Pale cloudy grey.

COLOR: 01 White. Pure snowy white.

COLOR: 26 Cream. Creamy beige.

COLOR: 96 Tan Marl. Pale tan.