I was having lunch with a friend who is a Red Hat lady the other day, when I mentioned to her that I had designed a pillow top with a Silkie chicken as my subject. Well, that led to an imaginary trip of what if’s- she had a red hat on; she carried a parasol; she was energetic; she was HOT- and on and on. We were laughing at the possibilities the rest of the day. My mind was reeling with ideas, so….home I went just itching to get my hands on my mouse (computer mouse, that is). The picture below is the results. I have both a knitted version and a cross stitch version.
The cross stitch version is a very straight forward design, that is stitched on 32 count sky blue linen. And… because it only uses 9 colors of DMC, the project is quite affordable. The design dimensions are 14 by 14. It can be made into a picture to be framed as in the photo above, or it can be made into a 14 by 14 inch pillow. The pattern is available in my Etsy store.
The knitted version is a 16 by 16 inch pillow top, Intarsia design, with border of red floating chains of lace weight yarn riding over the top of purple fingering yarn. I will have this pattern available soon.
This has been a really fun project.
Happy knitting – KT