owning a knitting machine means
that everything around you suddenly should be knitted
So when my mom asked me to make her some pillow covers, I didn't even blink.
I made these 4 pillows using a very thin cotton yarn (2/50 - used in 6 ply) passing the yarn through the paraffin 3 times.
The finished pillows measure 42 x 42 cm (16-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches)
|...and here they are, in action!|
machine knitted pillow tutorial:
|these are the two punchcards|
|I turned the two screws on the back of the carriage |
so that the side stitches were making the edges
|once I all the 365 rows were done, |
I did few rows with scrap yarn and closed the last edge with the crochet hook
|Since the velcro has been machine knitted on the edges,|
close the velcro strips with the pillow cover inside-out
|Place the opening (while firmly closed with the velcro) in the center of the|
pillow cover, and pin (and sew) the sides.
... and what I didn't plan right...
(or what it went wrong...)
Anyway: a happy mom... PRICELESS.