Ombre Brioche Pillow

Ombre Brioche Pillow

6.00

The squishy nature of brioche pairs perfectly with the comfort & coziness of pillows. Pick 3 shades of your favorite DK weight yarn & fade them together to make a masterpiece for your home. Fit to size a 12"x18" pillow insert, this pattern gives the option of knitting in the round for an all-knit pillow or knitting one side and seaming to fabric of your choice.

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SIZING

– One size; to fit 12"x18" pillow insert

 

Fiber

Option 1: Flat (with sewn back)

– Approximately 100 yds each Y1, Y2, Y3 (300 yards total) DK weight yarn; each yarn split into two balls (Y1A-B, Y2A-B, Y3A-B)

– Sample: Brooklyn Tweed Arbor; Light pillow: Y1: Hammock, Y2: Thaw, Y3: Driftwood; Dark pillow: Y1: Gale, Y2: Heron, Y3: Humpback

– One 12"x18" pillow insert

– 1/2 yard cotton or linen fabric for backing

– Sewing machine, thread, & pins

Option 2: Round (entirely knit)

– Approximately 200 yds each Y1, Y2, Y3 (600 yards total) DK weight yarn; each yarn split into two balls (Y1A-B, Y2A-B, Y3A-B)

– One 12"x18" pillow insert

 

Needles & Notions

Option 1: Flat (with sewn back)

– US Size 6 16-24" circular needle

Option 2: Round (entirely knit)

– ndl 1: US Size 6 16" circular needle

– ndl 2: US Size 6 16-24" circular needle

– ndl 3: US Size 6 straight or DPN

– Crochet hook & scrap yarn (for provisional CO)

Both

– Stitch marker

– Tapestry needle

– Measuring tape

 

Gauge

16 sts & 22 rows = 4 inches in 2 color brioche (flat or in the round); 4 sts/inch

 

SKILLS & NOTES

If you are confused or stuck, there are a lot of great tutorials online for all of these techniques!

– 2 color brioche

– Provisional CO (Option 2 - an excellent tutorial can be found here: https://www.purlsoho.com/create/provisional-cast-on/

– Brioche in the round (Option 2)

– Sewing knit items to fabric (Option 1)

– 3 needle BO (Option 2)