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  • Dip your toes into planned pooling with this easy throw pillow project. Worked in one piece, with seamless grafted edges and a sprinkling of textured purl stitches, the result is reminiscent of swatches of painted colors on a canvas and like an artist’s watercolor: no two pieces will ever be the same!

    Watercolor Pillow PDF

    SKU: 010823
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      2 hanks Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 400 yards): in color High Steppin



      580 yds space dyed* fingering weight yarn
      16” circular needle in size needed to obtain a good gauge, as explained below and a circular needle one size larger [sample shown used sizes US 2 (2.75mm) and US 3 (3.25mm)]
      Tapestry needle
      Stitch marker
      Scrap yarn
      Pillow stuffing
      1⁄2 yd cotton fabric and matching thread


      Finished Dimensions: varies by project (sample shown is 17” x 17”)


      *This pattern is designed specifically for use with hand dyed yarns that allow for planned pooling. Using a solid color yarn will result in a plain Stockinette Stitch pillow with no patterning. You can use regular variegated yarns for this pattern as well, but the finished result will be different. To achieve the large areas of ‘pooled’ color, you will need to choose a hand dyed yarn that has distinct repeating color sections around the hank. When choosing yarn, look for yarns labeled ‘Space Dyed’, or ask the dyer which of their yarns would work well for planned pooling.

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