Yes, thank you. I feel like I am making a mountain out of a molehill. I'm still trying to figure out how much yarn will knit up for this project and am hesitant to cut off from the ball of yarn. However, I guess if I run out I can always unravel my sample gauge swatch I suppose.
I'll just cast on like 16 stitches and knit for a few inches and we'll see what happens.
Wait, when you do gauge, are you doing knit knit knit knit rows, or are you supposed to do the stockette stitch of knit row purl row knit row purl row?
The back of the pillow I plan to all knit.
The front of the pillow is a combo of knit and purl,
the edges are knitted, the middle is knit row purl row, and the letter 'b' in the middle is all knit so it stands out against the stockinette background