I had this idea kicking around in my head for a while—a knitted pillow to prop up my ereader so I wouldn't have to hold onto it while I read in bed. Over the course of two (or so) years, I contemplated how exactly would be the best way to pull it off. It would need something to keep the ereader from sliding. It would have to be big enough to keep it upright without having to lean it against anything else. It would have to be easy to knit.
For some reason, a pyramid shape got stuck in my head. A few calculations (remembering high school geometry), and I figured out the formula I'd need to get the thing to be about the right size.
The bottom of the pyramid is worked first, starting from the outside and working in. Then stitches are picked up, and the pyramid shape is built up. The pillow is stuffed as the piece is knit, so when the top is tied off, the whole thing is finished.
Alternative yarns are : Lion Brand Cotton Ease - Violet (191) or Berroco Comfort - Goldenrod (9743)