This is the back of the pillow in progress. The back was knit with only two colours of Patons Classic Wool and was the full size of the pillow. This knit up fine.
Then, I do have to admit that I did experience an extreme case of "Knitters Block" when starting the blocks for the front side of this pillow. I had the worst time picking the third colour and getting started. I would get as far as swatching and not be happy with it and set it aside for days then try again.
This was my first try. I used Flagstone with the Lemongrass and didn't think there was enough contrast so I tried Winter White. It was better but still not what I was looking for.
Then on a whim I tried the aquarmarine. I wasn't sure what it was going to look like with Lemongrass but as soon as I started knitting this colour combination I loved it! Once the four square were knit them I blocked them before sewing everything together.
Here is the finished pillow. As you might notice right in the center of the pillow the stripes didn't quite line up. After 3 tries at seaming and reseaming I still couldn't get them to look perfect so I improvised a bit......
with duplicate stitch right in the center where all four blocks join. What do you think of the result? I am know really happy with the finished pillow.
The next project is now on the needles. Another finished blog post will be here soon! If you have a minute take a look at Patons new website!! http://www.yarnspirations.com