Neck Pillow #L10059 by Kim Hamlin

Neck Pillow #L10059

April 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
491 yards (449 m)
11 1/2 x 18 in. (29 x 46.5 cm)
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Knit this cashmere neck pillow for a luxurious gift. Designed by Kim Hamlin. We filled ours with buckwheat, which is easily heated in the microwave for uber relaxation. For a lighter, plane friendly version, try filling with fiberfill. (Lion Brand Yarn)

Lion Brand Pattern #: L10059

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

(A) 483-124 LB Collection Cashmere: Toffee (3 balls)
(B) 487-126 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo: Chocolate Dahlia (1 ball)

Knitting Needles - Size 5 (3.75 mm)

Split Ring Stitch Markers
1/2 yd. (1/2 m) of cotton fabric, washed dried and pressed Sewing needle and thread
Sewing machine (optional)
Straight pins
12 cups buckwheat groats (available at heath food stores, also called kasha) OR fiberfill stuffing

Special stitches:
m1 (make 1)
ssk (sl, sl, knit)

Pillow is worked in 2 halves; each half has a left and a right side. Knit Pillow is slipped over a fabric insert. Insert can be hand or machine sewn.

Pattern includes photo tutorial and written instructions.