Om Ah Hum Pillow
Knit quickly in one piece, this pillow features great texture, softness and comfort. It also makes the perfect seat to get in some oms just when you need them!
8 sts and 10 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st (blocked). To save time, take time to check gauge.
Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from left to right needle. Wrap and Turn (W&T): Slip next st pwise to RH needle. Bring yarn to RS of work between needles, then slip same st back to LH needle. Bring yarn to WS, wrapping st. Turn, leaving rem sts unworked, then beg working back in the other direction. To hide wraps on subsequent rows: Work to wrapped st. With RH needle, pick up wrap and work wrap tog with wrapped st.
The pillow is worked flat in 1 piece, beginning with a provisional cast-on, and using short rows (see page 96) to shape pinwheel wedges. The wedges alternate between beginning on a right-side and a wrong-side row. The 2 ends are grafted together after inserting the pillow.
Pillow cover fits round pillow form with negative ease.
Using provisional cast-on (see page 95), cast on 30 sts. Pm every 10 sts. Pinwheel Wedge Knit 1 row. Short-row set 1: Purl to 2nd marker, sm, p8, W&T; knit to 2nd marker, sm, k8, W&T. Short-row set 2: Purl to 2nd marker, sm, purl to 1 st before previously wrapped st, W&T; knit to 2nd marker, sm, knit to 1 st before previously wrapped st, W&T.
Rep Short-row set 2 until there are 10 unwrapped sts between markers in center of work, ending with a knit row. Next row: Purl across all sts, hiding wraps as you come to them.
Knit 1 row, hiding rem wraps as you come to them. Work Pinwheel Wedge 5 more times. Cut yarn, leaving a 60-inch tail.
Insert pillow form into pillow cover.
Carefully unpick provisional cast-on, placing live sts on 2nd needle.
Graft ends tog using Kitchener st (see page 95).
Thread yarn through sts 1 st in from point of each wedge of pinwheel and pull to close, creating a small nub; rep on other side.
Weave in ends.