Celtic Oak Pillow
Full text plus charts for the border. This pattern is written in easy to follow text with special stitches explained. Each leaf is knitted in one piece without having to break the yarn to work one side of the leaf and then the other. Border is knitted in one long piece with the resulting short ends sewn together. The border corners are mitered using short rows but no wrapping! The many blackberry stitches cover the holes that naturally develop when making short rows. The ancient Celts prized the oak over other trees and today the oak wood is still prized for its hard wood and natural beauty. Each few (letter) of the ancient Irish writing called Ogam (pronounced owam) is associated with a sacred tree. The Ogam few called "duir" represents the oak and is incorporated on this pillow pattern. This design is one in a series of Celtic botanical knits that I created to draw attention to the beauty of our planet.