This pattern is worked in the round and written for the magic loop method. You may also use 2 circular needles if you are not familiar with the magic loop method.
CO 44 sts. Using magic loop method, divide sts in half, 22 sts on front needle, 22 sts on cable. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist.
Work reverse St st (purl every st) until piece measures approx 2” from cast on edge. At the beginning of the next rnd, work Rnd 1 of the cable chart over 22 sts. Purl the rem 22 sts to end of rnd. Cont in est cable chart (working chart rnds on the front and purling the rem 22 sts on the back) until all 32 rnds of the chart have been worked.
Please note: the number of sts in the cable chart changes from row to row, but ultimately returns to 22 sts by the final row. When you come to a “no stitch” symbol, simply ignore that space and work the following st in that row. Once the cable chart is completed, purl around on these 44 sts for approx 2” more.
Cut yarn, leaving a long enough tail to work Kitchener st to close bottom of pillow. You may find it easier to turn the pillow inside out to work Kitchener st. Block to finished measures. After the pillow is blocked, use the sewing needle and matching thread to secure the 2 snaps to the inside edge at the open end.
Inner Fabric Pillow
With RS together, fold fabric in half lengthwise. Fabric will now measure 9” x 4”, folded. Sewing by machine or by hand, stitch along one short raw edge and one long raw edge, leaving about a 1/2” seam allowance. The second short end should be left open. Turn fabric right side out and fill with flax seeds and dried lavender until it is about a third to half full. Do not overfill the pillow. The filling should mold comfortably to the contours of the eyes. After the pillow is filled, fold the raw edges under on the short edge and stitch closed, backstitching at both ends.