I began SpinKnit last month by spinning some Columbia/Dorset roving into a two-ply bulky yarn.
This month I finished up SpinKnit by knitting the cream colored yarn I spun and some black brown handspun from my stash.
Cookies 'n Cream Pillow
Pattern: Wovenflame's Free Cushion Pattern
Yarn: My Handspun, Two-Ply Bulky Weight
Fiber: Columbia/Dorset and Mystery Wool
Color: Cream and Black Brown
Needles: US 10.5 (6.5 mm)
Size: Fits a 14" Square Pillow Form
Garter Stitch Button Band
Changes Made to Accommodate a Bulky Weight Yarn:
~Larger needles - US10.5 (6.5 mm)
~Cast on 40 stitches
~Pattern Stitch (changes in red):
Row 1: K1, *K6, P2. Repeat from * across to last 7 sts. K7
Row 2: Purl across
~Single yarn-over buttonhole instead of double yarn-over buttonhole
Knitted pillows are a great way to enjoy wool year round, especially if you live in a warm climate like I do. And, I think they are good projects for showing off hand spun yarn.