Embroidered Knit Pillow
Advanced | 51 min 39 sec
Knit Pillow Front
Embroidery Pillow Front
Add Pillow Backing and Finish
This pillow is a great primer for anyone wanting to learn how to embroider onto knit surfaces. The knitting is simple – Kristin shows you a knit cast on and how to create a stockinette base with a garter stitch border. Next she’ll show you how to embroider the artwork onto the pillow with a spider web stitch, a chain stitch, the lazy daisy stitch and French knots. Once you have these stitches in your arsenal, you'll be able to come up with your own original embroidery designs that you can use to embellish all of your knitting.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 ball of yarn in Color A (Kristin uses Color by Kristin from Classic Elite Yarns in 3243 Yarrow)
  • 1 ball of yarn in Color B (Kristin uses Color by Kristin from Classic Elite Yarns in 3212 Deep Forest Green)
  • Small amounts of four colors of yarn for embroidery (Kristin uses Color by Kristin from Classic Elite Yarns in 3285 Pumpkin 3289 Julia’s Pink 3258 Geranium 3232 Raspberry. Alternately - use colors for embroidery from your stash)
  • Straight knitting needles in U.S. size 7 (4.5 metric)
  • Blunt pointed tapestry needle for embroidery
  • Down pillow insert (12 to 14") or polyfill for stuffing pillow
  • 1/2 yard of 100% cotton pillow backing fabric
  • Sewing thread for attaching pillow back – color should match the border color of the pillow
  • Sewing needle
  • Spray bottle with water and steam iron
Learn how to:
  • Seam in garter stitch
  • Work a spider web stitch
  • Work a chain stitch
  • Work a lazy daisy stitch
  • Make a french knot
  • Hand sew zippers
What you’ll get:
  • An in depth lesson on how to embroider a knit pillow
  • 10 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from expert knitter Kristin Nicholas
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
55 users recommended this class to a friend
Heather Langlais
Great teacher. Love her “just get over it” expression! Super cute pillow!
More than 3 months ago
Julie Plato
I want to try it on some old sweaters.
More than 3 months ago
Julie Andres
she is a GREAT teacher!
More than 3 months ago