About Woolly Wits

I am a hand-knitting designer and teacher. See and purchase my published designs on Ravelry.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Some Hygge Pillows

Hygge is a Scandinavian word which describes a quality of coziness that creates a sense of contentment or well-being.  Inspired by a vintage sweater picked up at a Finnish thrift store (see picture at right), my new throw pillow designs feature a color-blocked pattern of gradually shifting jewel tones contrasted with traditional Scandinavian designs. 
TheFinn-ish pillows are made by knitting two squares and rotating the side seam to the middle of the pillow to create color blocked patterning.  The pillow with dark and light stripes is simple enough for a beginner knitter.  The dark-and-light crosses pattern is worked as stranded knitting and is at an intermediate skill level.  Both charted and written instructions are provided for the cross-patterned square.

The heat of July might not be considered the ideal time for a cozy knit, but come November, you'll be glad you got a head start.  And, to encourage you to cast on now, I am offering a dollar off the pattern through Sunday, July 25th at midnight, Central time.