Hi-contrast Frill Pillow

Want a bold accent to liven up a neutral zone? A block of black-and-white adds impact. Here’s an easy to make pillow that brings in some zing.

The opening of the pillow is hidden under a wavy knit frill. I used a variegated net yarn with soft grey swirls blending into dark and light extremes.

This simple-to-make pillow features a mesh knit frill running up the centre. The front panels overlap to allow easy insertion of pillow form.

This simple-to-make pillow features a mesh knit frill running up the centre. The front panels overlap to allow easy insertion of pillow form.

No zipper, just a three-inch overlap where the black and white halves come together. This is a cinch to make. It’s a simple one piece square cotton back sewn completely all around to a twin panel front. The two sides of the front overlap, but are left open to allow insertion of the pillow form. A hand-knit frill wriggles up the middle to add texture, movement and dimension.

The frill is hand knit using Bernat Twist & Twirl. For an 18 inch pillow, cast on 40 stitches and work back and forth in knit for eight rows.

When knitting with a mesh yarn, cast on by inserting your needle under a couple of strands every inch or so along the outside edge. For an 18 inch frill, I cast on 40 loops and knit back and forth for eight rows.

When knitting with a mesh yarn, cast on by inserting your needle under a couple of strands every inch or so along the outside edge. For an 18 inch frill, I cast on 40 loops and knit back and forth for eight rows.

Transfer the live stitches to a cord. Sew the cord and frill to leading edge of the white top side.

Using Bernat Twist & Twirl or any mesh yarn of your choice cast on 40 for an 18 inch wavy frill. This colourway is Yin & Yang, black merging into white. When finished, transfer the loop stitches to a cord which can then be sewn to the leading edge of the top front pillow panel.

Using Bernat Twist & Twirl or any mesh yarn of your choice cast on 40 for an 18 inch wavy frill. This colourway is Yin & Yang, black merging into white. When finished, transfer the loop stitches to a cord which can then be sewn to the leading edge of the top front pillow panel.

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