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