In summer, the projects I prefer to knit up in our yarns are usually home related and super bright. I'm such an instant gratification person, so being able to use the finished product makes me so much happier than working on a cozy hat that can't be worn for months. While prepping for our last tradeshow, I quickly knit up these Pixie Dust Pillows which are now at home in our apartment. I was inspired by the dip-dye gradient looks of clothing I've been seeing everywhere lately, see below.
How gorgeous are these?! I want ever single dress. Taking advantage of all of the our Pixie Dust colorways, here's what I came up with when I translated the idea to yarn.
This one is giant, 18"x18"!
A more mini version 14"x8"
Aqua Frost on the left, Wild Orchid in the middle, Indigo Twilight on the right.
For the back, I chose to use a beautiful Japanese-inspired fabric I picked up at my new local yarn store, Gather Here. For everyone in the Boston area, it's an amazing fabric and yarn shop. And they carry our yarns! For more info, visit this site: www.gatherhereonline.com/ Some of their fabrics are also sold there.
The second pillow is Honey Tea at top, Mango Glitter in the center and Pomegranate Blossom at the bottom.
Above is the fabric I chose for the back of this pillow, from the same shop. Perfect combination of retro and modern. I heart! I'm sorry no pattern for these yet, as usual I just knit and think about that later! If you're interested in knitting these, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll provide guidance until I have a minute to publish.