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Free Knitting Pattern: Aromatic Eye Pillow

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Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern #: cws-eyepillow
For many of us, the very act of knitting is soothing. But sometimes you need more than needles to de-stress. On those trying days, sling this nicely weighty, flower-scented pillow over your eyes and check out for a few minutes.

In keeping with the whole relaxation theme, this pattern is easy and breezy. It’s basically two rectangles sewn together, with a slight curve built in to fit your face. If you’re feeling less confident with the sticks, just leave out the shaping and make a squarer pillow. Ahhhhh!
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Use as a sleep mask or just to shade your eyes and de-stress for a lovely little moment in your busy day!
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Microspun
Royal Blue Leaf Turquoise Ebony
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
  1. An old pair or tights or knee-highs
  2. 2 cups of uncooked rice
  3. Dried lavender (optional)
  4. Sewing needle
  5. Thread
 

Aromatic Eye Pillow

Lion Brand® Microspun

GAUGE:

24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stock When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

FRONT
Cast on 20 stitches.
Row 1:
Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Continue working in stockinette, knit one row, purl one row, until work measures 3 inches, approximately 22 rows. End on a purl row.
Begin shaping with decreases:
Row 1: K1, k2tog, k across.
Row 2: Purl across.
Repeat these two rows four times more for a total of 5 decreases. 15 stitches will be on the needles. Work even for two rows.

Begin shaping with increases.
Row 1: (RS) K1, m1, k across.
Row 2: (WS) P across.
Repeat these two rows four times more for a total of 5 increases.
20 stitches will be on the needles. Work even for approximately
22 more rows, or until work measures 7½ inches from the beginning.

Bind off.

BACK
Cast on 20 stitches. Work in stockinette as for the front, until work measures 3 inches, approximately 22 rows. End on a purl row.

Begin shaping with decreases:
Row 1 (RS):
K12, k2tog, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Purl across.
Row 3: K11, k2tog, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K10, k2tog, k1.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K9, k2tog, k1.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K8, k2tog, k1.
Row 10: Purl.
You have made a total of 5 decreases and 15 stitches will be on the needles. Work even for two rows.

Begin shaping increases:
Row 1 (RS):
K10, m1, k across.
Row 2 (WS): P across.
Row 3: K11, m1, k across.
Row 4: P across.
Row 5: K12, m1, k across.
Row 6: P across.
Row 7: K13, m1, k across.
Row 8: P across.
Row 9: K14, m1, k across.
Row 10: P across.

You have made a total of 5 increases and 20 stitches will be on the needles. Work even for approximately 22 more rows, or until work measures 7 ½ inches from the beginning. Bind off.

Finishing
Weave in ends. Spritz pieces with water, pat into shape, and lay flat to dry.
Using tapestry needle and yarn, sew the front and back pieces, leaving one of the small sides open to stuff the pillow. Make sure you have the right sides facing out.

Cut off the foot of the tights or knee highs. Pour the rice and lavender into the foot. If you want a drape-y pillow, don’t stuff the foot full; for a firmer pillow, pace in the rice and herbs. Sew across the cut edge of the foot with the sewing needle and thread. Make sure that no rice can escape!

Place the rice-stuffed foot into the eye pillow, and using the tapestry needle and yarn, sew the open end of the pillow shut using mattress stitch.


 


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Reviewed by thinehobbit on 2012-09-28 *****
Excellent little pattern, added a strap to keep it on your head for my hubby. Definitely recommend, very quick to make, like an hour. :D


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