Houndstooth Pillow

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Houndstooth Pillow

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Soft cozy pillow with a houndstooth design. Shown in Bernat Roving.

Single Size
Approx 18 ins [45.5 cm] square (excluding edging).
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The materials for this project cost $29.96

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  • Single Size

Approx 18 ins [45.5 cm] square (excluding edging).

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Main Color (MC)

Roving | Flint, 00033Edit Color
$15.87

Contrast A

Roving | Putty, 00032Edit Color
$5.29

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 10.5/6.5mm
$4.40

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 10/6mm
$4.40
The materials for this project cost $29.96

Abbreviations

pat = pattern

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 18 ins [45.5 cm] square (excluding edging).

MATERIALS

Roving (100 g/3.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Flint (00033) 3
Contrast A Putty (00032) 1
Sizes 6 mm (U.S. 10) and 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 18 ins [45.5 cm] square pillow form.

GAUGE

12 sts and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Front
With MC and larger needles, cast on 56 sts.
Foundation row: (WS). Purl.
1st row: K1. *K3, then pass first of these 3 sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: With A, P1. *Insert right hand needle from behind under running thread between the st just worked and next st, then purl this thread. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
3rd row: K2. *K3, then pass first of these 3 sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
4th row: With MC, P3. *Insert right hand needle from behind under running thread between the st just worked and next st, then purl this thread. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 4 rows for texture pat until 18 ins [45.5 cm] total length ending on a 4th row of pat. With MC, cast off knitwise.
Side edging: (RS). With smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 52 sts evenly along side edge.
Knit 6 rows (garter st). Cast off knitwise (WS). Rep along opposite side edge.
Top and Bottom edging: (RS).
With smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 60 sts evenly across top edge (including ends of side edging). Knit 6 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS). Rep across bottom edge.
Back
With MC, cast on 55 sts.
Work in stocking st until 18 ins [45.5 cm] total length, ending with a purl row. Cast off.
Finishing
Place WS of Front and Back tog and sew 3 sides tog, leaving edging free. Insert pillow form.
Sew rem side closed.