Christmas Bow Pillow
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Caron® Simply Soft®:
- Main color (MC) Dark Sage 1
- Contrast color (CC) Autumn Red
- One pair size US 8 (5 mm),knitting needles or size to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle
- Split-ring stitch marker or safety pin
- 14" pillow form
- 3/4" diameter buttons (3)
- DMC® Gold Glitter thread (optional)
- Tape measure
Approx. 14"/35.5 cm square.
Gauge is not critical for this project. In Stockinette, 18 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10 cm.
Note: Pillow cover is worked using MC in Stockinette stitch, and lined (if desired); Bow and Sash are worked separately in Seed stitch, using CC and a strand of gold Glitter held together.
HELPFUL: When working Bow, place a marker (pm) at beginning of RS rows, to indicate which edge is being shaped.
Back and Front (both alike)
Using MC, cast on 50 sts.
(RS) Begin St st; work even until piece measures 14" from beginning. Bind off all sts.
With RS's of Pillow pieces facing each other, sew pieces together along 3 sides.
Lining (optional): Cut 2 pieces of fabric 15" square, or size to fit Pillow Cover pieces plus 1/2" 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.
Pillow Form: Insert form into Pillow cover; turn under seam allowance on lining, sew edge. Sew remaining edge of Pillow cover neatly together.
Using CC (and Gold Glitter, if desired), cast on 32 sts.
Begin Seed st; work even for 2 rows.
Buttonhole 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" from beginning.
Bind off all sts loosely in pattern.
BOW - Using CC (and Gold Glitter, if desired), cast on 2 sts.(RS) [k1-f/b] twice—4 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 st—32 sts; keep marker in place after last increase row.
Work even in Seed st until piece measures 41" 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.
Bow: Tie Bow piece in large bow (see photo); attach to Front of Pillow.
Dec = decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = knit
K1B = Knit into next
stitch 1 row below.
k2tog = Knit next 2
P = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)