Mondrian Pillow Cover

Mondrian Pillow Cover by Beth Moriarty

Mondrian Pillow Cover by Beth Moriarty

Modern art for your sofa. Designed by Beth Moriarty and inspired by A painting in the Chicago Art Institute’s permanent collection. Large intarsia blocks of color make this a quick and easy knit. And one size fits all.

From Beth:

Chicago’s Art Institute is one my very favorite museums. Although probably best known for Grant Wood’s “American Gothic,” the museum has one of the world’s best collections of modern art.

My design for this pillow is inspired by Piet Mondrian’s Composition (No. 1) Gray-Red, 1935 from the museum’s permanent collection. An eye-popping graphic in the original colors, the palette can easily be changed to suit your decor. This is a great first intarsia project with large color blocks and not too many ends left to weave.

Finished Measurements: Approximately16″ (40cm) square

Project Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch on US 7 (4.5mm)

Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Wool (100% wool, 220 yards/200m per 100g skein); 1 skein each White #8505, Black #8555, Gray #8509 and small quantity Christmas Red #8895