Caron Simply Soft In Vivid Color Pillow

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by Caron Design Team

Caron Simply Soft In Vivid Color Pillow

Add some abstract to your décor with this knitted, zig-zag patterned pillow.

Use a gauge of 20 sts + 26 rows (4") in stocking stitch to knit a pillow that is 18” square. 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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes:
    •Before starting, download and print the project template for the chart referenced in this project. Also, pick four colors of Caron Simply Soft Yarn. Assign each color a letter from A to D. Use these letters to correspond with the A, B, C, and D. in this project.
    •The chart is worked in Intarsia technique. Wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. To change colors, twist the 2 colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.
  • 2
    Front:
    With C, cast on 89 sts.
    Work Chart in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right. Chart is shown on page 2.
    Cast off.
  • 3
    Back:
    With A, cast on 89 sts.
    Work 114 rows in stocking st (to match Front).
    Cast off.
  • 4
    Finishing:
    Sew 3 sides of Front and Back tog. Insert pillow form. Sew rem side closed.
  • 5
    Abbreviations:
    Approx = Approximately
    St(s) = Stitch(es)
    Tog = Together
    WS = Wrong side

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Caron Simply Soft Yarn (see notes in step 1)
  • •Fairfield Processing 18” Soft Square Pillow Form
  • •Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Single Point 13 inch No. 7/4.50 mm
Download Project Template