Just because school is out for summer doesn’t mean that you can’t learn something new. I designed this project for you to be able to try your hand at two different colour-work techniques giving a two-sided pillow when you are finished. Not only that, while you are learning, or perfecting, both the stranded and Intarsia techniques you are making a lovely new home décor piece for your cottage or to give your town home a cottage-like feel.
I love reversible pillows and once learned that Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women) had a pillow that, depending on her mood, she would flip to one side or the other. Then if she was in an ill temper her sisters knew to stay out of her way.
I’m sure nobody is ever going to be in a bad mood during those long lazy days of summer at the cottage, but you might want to use the finished pillow to show which times you want to be left alone to knit and which times you would love to play with others.
Read more in our Summer 2012 issue.
Designed by Fiona Ellis