My mother is an exceptionally talented quilter. Throughout my childhood I was surrounded by beautiful fabrics, quilts and quilting books. So naturally, as a knitter, I have come to love the look of quilt-inspired knits.
Kite Tails is a pillow cover with a trifold construction and buttons/buttonholes in the back for closure. The front panel features a classic "flying geese" triangle patchwork motif, reminiscent of kite tails, worked in stockinette stitch in two similar tones of color with a contrasting color background. The back panels are knit in two different rib stitch patterns. Four buttonholes are worked into the end of a back panel. The pillow cover is worked flat and the sides are seamed with a generous overlap.
34” [85 cm] approx length unbuttoned
14” [35 cm] approx width
14” x 14” [35 cm x 35 cm] after seaming
You can read more about the inspiration and design of this pattern [here.]
Shepherd’s Wool by Stonehedge