Wrought Iron Gate Pillows Pattern
Pattern includes three pillows inspired by the famous wrought iron gates of Charleston. South Carolina travel tips and recipe for Bourbon & Brown Sugar Pralines included.
Charleston has a singular, sophisticated culture that has survived from its founding in 1670 through the Revolution, Civil War and into the present. While the city has long been safe from rampaging Redcoats, many of the old buildings’ magnificent wrought iron gates still stand, now protecting South Carolina’s oldest city and its inhabitants from door-to-door salesmen (if nothing else).
Those gates inspired this elegant set of throw pillows, featuring the designs of a scroll, a lyre and perhaps the city’s most famous wrought iron masterpiece, the Swordgate. These knitted gates may not keep out unwanted suitors, or guests who overstay their welcome, but they will definitely gussy up your favorite chaise, divan or fainting couch.
About this Project:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Sizes (without trim): Beige - 12” (30cm) high by 16”(40cm) wide; Blue - 18” (45cm) high by 14” (35cm) wide; Rose - 16” (40cm) square
Cascade Yarns 220 Wool (100% wool, 220 yards/200m); 2 skeins Beige #8021 (MC), half skein Black #8555 (CC)
Small amount of worsted weight bright yellow yarn
12” (30cm) x 16” (40cm) pillow form
Cascade Yarns 220 Wool (100% wool, 220 yards/200m); 2 skeins Anis #8908 (MC), half skein Black #8555 (CC)
14” (45cm) x 18” (35cm) pillow form
Size US 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles
Cascade Yarns 220 Wool (100% wool, 220 yards/200m); 2 skeins Medium Rose #8834 (MC), half skein Black #8555 (CC)
16” (40cm) square pillow form
4 purchased decorator tassels
64” (163cm) upholstery or dressmakers cording 1/4” (6.5mm) diameter
Size US 7 (4.5mm) needles
3 small frog closures for each pillow (optional)