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Caron Simply Soft Bow Pillow
A holiday-themed pillow jazzes up your décor!
- Time:3 hours
1Use a gauge of about 18 sts and 26 rows (about 4 inch) and 5 rows (about 3 inch) in St st to knit a pillow that measures about 14 inch. Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook. Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
Special stitches and abbreviations:
k1-fb (increase) = knit next st, then knit it through the back loop
k2tog (decrease) = knit 2 sts together through the front loops
Stockinette stitch (St st) = Knit on RS, purl on WS
Seed stitch (Seed st) = Row 1 (RS): * K1, p1; repeat from * across.Row 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts as they face you. Repeat Row 2 for Seed st.
Pillow cover is worked using Kelly Green in St st, and lined (if desired); Bow and Sash are worked separately in Seed stitch, using Red and a strand of gold Glitter held together.
When working Bow, place a marker (pm) at beginning of RS rows, to indicate which edge is being shaped.
2Pillow Cover Back and Front (both alike):
Using Kelly Green, cast on 50 sts.
(RS) Begin St st; work even until piece measures 14 inch from beginning.
Bind off all sts.
With RS's of Pillow pieces facing each other, sew pieces together along 3 sides.
Cut 2 pieces of fabric 15 inch square, or size to fit Pillow. Cover pieces plus 1/2 inch on all sides for seam allowance. With RS's of Lining pieces facing each other, sew pieces together along 3 sides. Insert Lining into Pillow Cover, with WS's facing each other.
Insert form into Pillow Cover; turn under seam allowance on lining, sew edge. Sew remaining edge of Pillow Cover neatly together.
Using Country Red (and Gold Glitter, if desired), cast on 32 sts.
Begin Seed st; work even for 2 rows.
(RS) Continuing in Seed st, work 3 button holes across, having 5 sts at beginning and end of row as follows: Work 5 sts, bind off 3, work 6 sts, bind off 3,work 7 sts, bind off 3, work to end.
(WS) Work across in Seed st, casting on 3 sts over bound off sts.
Continuing in Seed st, work even until piece measures 28 inch from beginning.
Bind off all sts loosely in pattern.
Using Country Red (and Gold Glitter, if desired), cast on 2 sts.(RS) [k1-f/b] twice4 sts.
Begin Seed st; work 1 row even; pm at beginning of next row to indicate edge being shaped.
(RS) Beginning this row, increase 1 st (k1-f/b) at beginning of every other row 28 times, working increased sts in Seed st32 sts; keep marker in place after last increase row.
Work even in Seed st until piece measures 41 inch from marker (last increase row), end with a WS row.
(RS) Beginning this row, decrease 1 st at end of every other row until 1 st remains, as follows: Work across to last 2 sts, k2tog. Note: The shaping is being worked at the opposite edge of the Bow piece.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
Sew buttons opposite buttonholes on sash; wrap sash around pillow and button in place.
Tie Bow piece in large bow (see photo); attach to Front of Pillow.