Caron Simply Soft I Love U Pillow Knitted

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by Patsy L. Harbor, Caron

Caron Simply Soft I Love U Pillow Knitted

The Caron Simply Soft I Love U Pillow Knitted is an adorable way to be sweet at home. Use the pillow's pocket to leave your loved one secret notes or gifts in style and comfort!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 19 sts and 25 rows (4 inch) in pat st to knit a pillow that is 13 inch x 12 inch at its widest point. If the needles listed under supplies do not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
    Special abbreviations:
    M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
    Cross 2LK = Slip next st onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K1, then K1 from cable needle.
    Knot = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and twist 360 degrees, then K2 from cable needle.
    Special stitch:
    Knotted Cross Stitch = Rows 1 and 3 (RS): Knit. Row 2 and all alternate rows: Purl. Row 5: * K2, Cross 2LK, Knot; rep from * across, end k2. Rep Rows 1–5 for Knotted Cross St. Garter Stitch Knit every row.
    Note: Pillow is worked side to side and shaping occurs at beginning and end of row.
  • 2
    Front and Back: (make 2 pieces)
    Using Red, CO 19 sts.
    Set-up row (WS): Purl.
    Row 1 (RS): K1, dbl-inc, knit across to last st, dbl-inc—23 sts.
    Row 2 and all alternate rows: Purl.
    Row 3: K1, M1, knit across to last st, dbl-inc—26 sts.
    Row 5: K1, dbl-inc, k2, *Cross 2LK, Knot, k2; rep from * across to last 2 sts, end k1, dbl-inc—30 sts.
    Row 7: Rep Row 3—33 sts.
    Row 9: Rep Row 1—37 sts.
    Row 11: K1, dbl-inc, k4, *Cross 2LK, Knot, k2; rep from * across to last st, M1, k1—40 sts.
    Row 13: K1, dbl-inc, knit across to last st, M1, k1—43 sts.Row 15: K1, dbl-inc, knit across—45 sts.
    Row 17: K1, M1, *k2, Cross 2LK, Knot; rep from * across to last 4 sts, end k4—46 sts.
    Row 19: Rep Row 15—48 sts.
    Row 21: K1, M1, knit across— 49 sts.
    Row 23: K1, dbl-inc, k3, *Cross 2LK, Knot, k2; rep from * across to last 4 sts, end k1, k2tog, k1—50 sts.
    Row 25: K1, M1, knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—50 sts.
    Row 27: K1, dbl-inc, knit across to last 4 sts, k3tog, k1—50 sts.
    Row 29: K1, M1, *k2, Cross 2LK, Knot; rep from * across to last 4 sts, k3tog, k1 – 49 sts.
    Row 31: K1, dbl-inc, knit across to last 4 sts, k3tog, k1—49 sts.
    Row 33: K1, M1, knit across to last 4 sts, k3tog, k1—48 sts.
    Row 35: K1, M1 k1, *k2, Cross 2LK, Knot; rep from * across to last 6 sts, k2, k3tog, k1—47 sts.
    Row 37: K1, M1, knit across to last 4 sts, k3tog, k1—46 sts.
    Row 39: Knit.
    Row 41: K1, k2tog, k2, *k2, Cross 2LK, Knot; rep from * across to last st, dbl-inc—47 sts.
    Row 43: K1, k2tog, knit across to last st, dbl-inc— 48 sts.
    Row 45: Rep Row 43—49 sts.
    Row 47: K1, k3togb, k1, *k2, Cross 2LK, Knot; rep from * 9 times, M1, k1, Cross 2LK, Knot, M1, k1—49 sts.
    Row 49: Rep Row 43—50 sts.
    Row 51: K1, k3togb, knit across to last st, dbl-inc, k1—50 sts.
    Row 53: K1, k2tog, *k2, Cross 2LK, Knot; rep from * across to last 2 sts, k1, M1, k1—50 sts.
    Row 55: K1, k3togb, knit across to last st, M1, k1—49 sts.
    Row 57: K1, k2tog, knit across—48 sts.
    Row 59: K1, k3togb, *k2, Cross 2LK, Knot; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4—46 sts.
    Row 61: K1, k2tog, knit across—45 sts.
    Row 63: K1, k3togb, knit across— 43 sts.
    Row 65: K1, k3togb, *k2, Cross 2LK, Knot; rep from * across to last 4 sts, k1, k2tog, k1—40 sts.
    Row 67: K1, k3togb, knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—37 sts.
    Row 69: K1, k3togb, knit across to last 4 sts, k3tog, k1—33 sts.
    Row 71: K1, k2tog, *k2, cross 2LK, Knot; rep from * across to last 5 sts, k1, k3tog, k1—30 sts.
    Row 73: Rep Row 69—26 sts.
    Row 75: K1, k2tog, knit across to last 4 sts, k3tog, k1—23 sts.
    Row 77: Rep Row 69—19 sts. BO all sts purlwise.
  • 3
    Pocket:
    With Pink, CO 22 sts.
    Rows 1-3: Work in Garter St.
    Row 4 and all alternate rows: K3, p16, k3.
    Row 5: Knit.
    Row 7: K6, (cross 2LK, Knot, k2) 3 times, k4.
    Rows 9 and 11: Knit.
    Rows 13-24: Rep Rows 7-12 twice.
    Rows 25-–28: Rep Row 7–10 once.
    Row 29: K3, p16, k3.
    Row 30: Knit. BO.
  • 4
    Finishing:
    Sew pocket to pillow front. Join front and back of pillow. Edging: With WS of front and back tog, working through both thicknesses, join yarn with a single crochet (sc) at widest the point of pillow.
    Rnd 1: Working through both thicknesses, sc evenly spaced around pillow to widest point on opposite side; stuff pillow with Poly-fil, then sc to end, join with a sl st to first sc, do not turn.
    Rnd 2: Ch 1, bullion st (bs) in each sc around. Fasten off. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Red 104212801
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Pink 104212793
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Single Point 13 inch No. 7/4.50 mm 104236575
  • Clover Super Jumbo Tapestry Needle Set 104239635
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 5 lb. 104238555
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