Friday, February 15, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern for Classic Pillows

1. DELIGHTFUL DIAMONDS
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MATERIALS
Worsted Weight Yarn:
4
1/2" ounces, (130 grams, 295 yards)
Knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) or size needed for gauge
Yarn needle
Pillow form - 14" square


GAUGE: In Stockinette Stitch,
9 sts and 13  rows = 2"

PILLOW COVER (Make 2)
Cast on 63 sts.

Row 1: Purl across.

Row 2 (Right side): Knit across.

Row 3: Purl across.

Row 4: K 31, P1, knit across.

Row 5: P 30, K1, P1, K1, purl across.

Row 6: K 30, P1, K1, P1, knit across.

Row 7: P 11, K1, P 17, K1, P3, K1, P 17, K1, P 11.

Row 8: K 10, P1, K1, P1, K 15, P1, K5, P1, K 15, P1, K1, P1, K 10.

Row 9: P 10, K1, P1, K1, P 15, K1, P5, K1, P 15, K1, P1, K1, P 10.

Row 10: K9, P1, K3, P1, K 13, P1, (K3, P1) twice, K 13, P1, K3, P1, K9.

Row 11: P8, K1, P5, K1, P 11, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P 11, K1, P5, K1, P8.

Row 12: K8, P1, (K2, P1) twice, K 11, P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K 11, P1, (K2, P1) twice, K8.

Row 13: P7, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P9, K1, (P3, K1) 3 times, P9, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P7.

Row 14: K6, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K7, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, K7, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K6.

Row 15: P6, K1, P2, K1, P3, K1, P2, K1, P7, K1, P3, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P7, K1, P2, K1, P3, K1, P2, K1, P6.

Row 16: K5, P1, (K2, P1, K5, P1) twice, K3, P1, K7, P1, K3, P1, K5, (P1, K2, P1, K5) twice.

Row 17: P6, K1, P2, K1, P3, K1, P2, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P9, K1, P3, K1, P5, K1, P2, K1, P3, K1, P2, K1, P6.

Row 18: K6, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, K9, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K6.

Row 19: P7, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, (P5, K1) twice, P3, K1, P5, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P7.

Row 20: K8, P1, (K2, P1) twice, K5, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K1, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, (K2, P1) twice, K8.

Row 21: P8, K1, (P5, K1) twice, P3, K1, P5, K1, P1, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, (P5, K1) twice, P8.

Row 22: K9, P1, K3, P1, (K5, P1, K3, P1) 4 times, K9.

Row 23: P 10, K1, P1, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, (P5, K1) 3 times, P3, K1, P5, K1, P1, K1, P 10.

Row 24: K 10, P1, K1, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, (K5, P1) 3 times, K3, P1, K5, P1, K1, P1, K 10.

Row 25: P 11, K1, (P5, K1, P3, K1) twice, (P3, K1, P5, K1) twice, P 11.

Row 26: K 16, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, K 16.

Row 27: P 16, K1, P3, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P 16.

Row 28: K 15, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, (K3, P1) 3 times, K5, P1, K3, P1, K 15.

Row 29: P 14, K1, P3, K1, (P5, K1, P3, K1) 3 times, P 14.

Row 30: K 14, P1, K3, P1, (K5, P1, K3, P1) 3 times, K 14.

Row 31: P 13, K1, P3, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P7, K1, P3, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P 13.

Row 32: K 12, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, K9, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, K 12.

Row 33: P 12, K1, P3, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P9, K1, P3, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P 12.

Row 34: K 11, P1, (K3, P1, K5, P1) twice, (K5, P1, K3, P1) twice, K 11.

Row 35: P 10, K1, (P3, K1, P5, K1) twice, P1, K1, (P5, K1, P3, K1) twice, P 10.

Row 36: K 10, P1, (K3, P1, K5, P1) twice, K1, P1, (K5, P1, K3, P1) twice, K 10.

Row 37: P9, K1, P3, K1, (P5, K1, P3, K1) 4 times, P9.

Row 38: K8, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, (K5, P1) 3 times, K3, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, K8.

Row 39: P8, K1, (P3, K1, P5, K1) twice, (P2, K1) twice, (P5, K1, P3, K1) twice, P8.

Row 40: K7, P1, (K3, P1, K5, P1) twice, K2, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, (K5, P1, K3, P1) twice, K7.

Row 41: P6, K1, (P3, K1, P5, K1) twice, P2, K1, P3, K1, P2, K1, (P5, K1, P3, K1) twice, P6.

Row 42: K6, P1, (K3, P1, K5, P1) twice, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, (K5, P1, K3, P1) twice, K6.

Row 43: P5, K1, (P3, K1, P5, K1) twice, P2, K1, P5, K1, P2, K1, P5, (K1, P3, K1, P5) twice.

Rows 44-85: Repeating rows in reverse order, repeat Row 42 through Row 1.

Bind off all sts in knit.

With wrong sides together, matching stitches and rows, sew around three sides, insert pillow form and sew last side. 


2. LACY SHELLS
MATERIALS
Worsted Weight Yarn:
5 ounces, (140 grams, 325 yards)
Knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) or size needed for gauge
Yarn needle
Pillow form - 14" square

GAUGE: In pattern, 14 sts = 23/4"

PILLOW COVER (Make 2)
Cast on 72 sts loosely.

Row 1 (Right side): Knit across.

Row 2: Purl across.

Row 3: K2,   YO (Fig. 5b), P1, P3 tog (Fig. 2), P1, YO (Fig. 5c), K2; repeat from  across.

Row 4: Purl across.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern until piece measures approximately 14" from cast on edge, ending by working Row 4.

Bind off all sts loosely in knit.

With wrong sides together, matching stitches and rows, sew around three sides, insert pillow form and sew last side. 

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
ABBREVIATIONS
C2B       Cable 2 Back
C4B       Cable 4 Back
C2F       Cable 2 Front
C4F       Cable 4 Front
K           knit
mm       millimeters
P           purl
PSSO     pass slipped stitch over
RT         Right Twist
st(s)      stitch(es)
T2B       Twist 2 Back
T3B       Twist 3 Back
T2F       Twist 2 Front
T3F       Twist 3 Front
tog        together
YO        yarn over

 — work instructions following  as many more times as indicated in addition to the first time.
( ) or [ ] — work enclosed instructions as many times as specified by the number immediately following or work all enclosed instructions in the stitch indicated or contains explanatory remarks.

GAUGE
Exact gauge is essential for proper size. Before beginning your Pillow Cover, make a sample swatch in the stitch, yarn, and needle specified. After completing the swatch, measure it, counting your stitches and rows carefully. If your swatch is larger or smaller than specified, make another, changing needle size to get the correct gauge. Keep trying until you find the size needle that will give you the specified gauge.

KNIT 2 TOGETHER
(abbreviated K2 tog)
Insert the right needle into the front of the first two stitches on the left needle as if to knit (Fig. 1), then knit them together.

Fig. 1



PURL 3 TOGETHER
(abbreviated P3 tog)
Insert the right needle into the front of the first three stitches on the left needle as if to purl (Fig. 2), then purl them together.

Fig. 2



SLIP 1, KNIT 1, PASS SLIPPED STITCH OVER
(abbreviated slip 1, K1, PSSO)
Slip one stitch as if to knit (Fig. 4a). Knit the next stitch. With the left needle, bring the slipped stitch over the knit stitch (Fig. 3) and off the needle.

Fig. 3



SLIP 1, KNIT 2 TOGETHER, PASS SLIPPED STITCH OVER
(abbreviated slip 1, K2 tog, PSSO)
Slip one stitch as if to knit (Fig. 4a), then knit the next two stitches together (Fig. 1). With the left needle, bring the slipped stitch over the stitch just made (Fig. 4b)and off the needle.

Fig. 4a



Fig. 4b



YARN OVERS
After a knit stitch, before a knit stitch
Bring the yarn forward between the needles, then back over the top of the right hand needle, so that it is now in position to knit the next stitch (Fig. 5a).

Fig. 5a




After a knit stitch, before a purl stitch
Bring yarn forward between the needles, then back over the top of the right hand needle and forward between the needles again, so that it is now in position to purl the next stitch (Fig. 5b)

Fig. 5b



After a purl stitch, before a knit stitch 

Take yarn over right hand needle to the back, so that it is now in position to knit the next stitch (Fig. 5c).

Fig. 5c



FREE FOR YOU from Leisure Arts, Inc. ©2012 All rights reserved. These instructions may be photocopied and shared with your friends. They may not be kitted or sold. We have made every effort to ensure that these instructions are accurate and complete. We cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes, or variations in individual work. 


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