Malvern Spa Pillow and Mitt
At the end of a long day, there’s nothing so relaxing as soaking in a deep bath, with candles softly lighting the room and gentle aromas of jasmine and rosemary scenting the air.
Make the picture complete with a beautifully textured spa pillow to rest your head on while you are relaxing, then use the bath mitt to gently cleanse and massage your skin.
The Malvern Spa Pillow & Mitt can also be made with a scented herbal insert for a herbal pillow or scented massage mitt.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
NB: A pattern for a co-ordinating bathmat, the Malvern Bathmat, is available separately.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, increases & decreases. Spa Mitt only: Working in the round.
. Pillow: 30cm/12 ins wide, 23cm/9 ins high & 6cm/2.5 ins deep.
. Mitt: 23cm/9 ins high & 24cm/9.5 ins in circumference.
Yarn: DMC Natura XL Just Cotton Super Chunky yarn 100% brushed cotton, 75m/82 yds:100gm ball, in Colour #03 Ecru (cream):
. Pillow: x3 balls
. Mitt: x1 ball
. Pillow & Mitt Set: x3 balls
Actual Amounts used:
. Pillow: 221gm/7.8 oz, 166m/182yds
. Mitt: 57gm/2.1 oz, 43m/47 yds
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a softly-spun cotton in a chunky/bulky weight with a suggested gauge of approximately 12 sts:10cm/4 ins using 8-9mm/US #11-13 needles.
Needles: Size 5.5mm/US #9 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins.
Gauge: 12 sts and 18 rows:10cm/4 ins in Double Rib using 5.5mm/US #9 needles, when gently stretched widthwise.
Notions: Row counter, thread markers, tapestry needle for finishing and water mister for blocking.
For Spa Pillow only:
. 2 medium suction cups with rounded “mushroom” ends
. 3 medium-sized flat buttons
. 10cm/4 ins fine elastic plus sewing needle & thread
. Crochet hook and safety pins.
. Spa pillow form or herbal pillow insert.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
18 Dec 2016: Mission Impossible Knitting
19 Dec 2016: What's on the other side?
Current Version: v16NOV2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023