Leaving a 12 in. (30.5 cm) yarn tail, cast on 40 sts.
Divide sts onto 4 needles.
Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1 and 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: K2, (yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k2) 3 times, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-4 until piece measures about 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off, leaving a 12 in. (30.5) tail.
Leaving a 12 in. (30.5 cm) yarn tail, ch 26. Join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist ch.
Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, (sk 3 ch, shell in next ch) 3 times, sk 3 ch, dc in each ch to end of rnd; join with sl st in first st.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, (shell in next shell) 3 times, dc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in first st.
Rep Rnd 2 until piece measures 6 1/2 In. (16.5 cm) from beg.
Fasten off, leaving a 12 in. (30.5) tail.
FINISHING (BOTH VERSIONS)
Dampen knit or crochet piece, then pin out to 7 in. (18 cm) in length. Allow to dry.
Fold fabric in half with RS together to make a 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (11.5 x 19 cm) rectangle.
By hand or machine, and using a 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) seam allowance, seam long side and one end of fabric.
Turn insert RS out through open end.
Insert a funnel or paper cone into opening, then fill insert with flax and lavender.
Sew opening closed.
Place filled insert inside Pillow and adjust so that stitch pattern fits neatly on one side.
Use yarn tails to sew Pillow closed.
Weave in ends.