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Twisted Taffy Pillows

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Coats and Clark
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver®: 3 skeins, Aran
  • Circular knitting needles: 13 mm [US 17] circular knitting needle 24" (90 cm) long
  • Stitch markers
  • Large cable needle
  • Pillow form 18" x 18" (45.5 x 45.5 cm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

GAUGE:

10 sts = 4" (10 cm); 12 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pattern with 3 strands of yarn held together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.

Special Stitches:
3/3 LC (3 over 3 Left Cross) = Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
3/3 RC (3 over 3 Right Cross) = Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
4/4 LC (4 over 4 Left Cross) = Slip next 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k4, then k4 from cable needle.
4/4 RC (4 over 4 Right Cross) = Slip next 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k4, then k4 from cable needle.

PATTERN STITCHES:

Left Cable (over 8 sts)
Rows 1–8: Beginning with a right side row (knit), work in Stockinette st (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) for 8 rows.
Row 9 (right side – cable row): 4/4 LC.
Rows 10–16: Work in Stockinette st for 7 rows.
Repeat Rows 1–16 for Left Cable pattern.

Horseshoe Cable (over 12 sts)
Rows 1–4: Beginning with a right side row, work in Stockinette st for 4 rows.
Row 5 (right side – cable row): 3/3 RC, 3/3 LC
Rows 6–10: Work in Stockinette st for 5 rows.
Repeat Rows 1–10 for Horseshoe Cable pattern.

Right Cable (over 8 sts)
Rows 1–8: Beginning with a right side row, work in Stockinette st for 8 rows.
Row 9 (right side – cable row): 4/4 RC.
Rows 10–16: Work in Stockinette st for 7 rows.
Repeat Rows 1–16 for Right Cable pattern.

NOTES:

1. Pillow is worked holding 3 strands of yarn together throughout. Designer recommends rolling 3 strands into a single ball before beginning so that yarn does not tangle as easily.
2. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working with straight needles.
3. Cable patterns can be worked by following written instructions or reading charts. Read right side rows of charts from right to left and wrong side rows from left to right.
4. To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
5. Stitch markers are placed on both sides of each cable pattern. Slip markers when you come to them. Count the stitches between the markers from time to time to ensure that you still have the correct number.

Pillow measures 18" x 18" (45.5 x 45.5 cm)

DIRECTIONS:

PILLOW

Front
With 3 strands of yarn held together, cast on 50 sts.
Row 1 (right side): K3, p2, place marker, k8 (for Left Cable), place marker, p2, k2, p2, place marker, k12 (for Horseshoe Cable), place marker, p2, k2, p2, place marker, k8 (for Right Cable), place marker, p2, k3.
Row 2: P3, k2, slip marker, p8, slip marker, k2, p2, k2, slip marker, p12, slip marker, k2, p2, k2, slip marker, p8, slip marker, k2, p3.
Row 3: K3, p2, slip marker, k8, slip marker, p2, k2, p2, slip marker, k12, slip marker, p2, k2, p2, slip marker, k8, slip marker, p2, k3.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: K3, p2, slip marker, work Row 5 of Left Cable pattern over next 8 sts, slip marker, p2, k2, p2, slip marker, work Row 5 of Horseshoe Cable pattern over next 12 sts, slip marker, p2, k2, p2, slip marker, work Row 5 of Right Cable pattern over next 8 sts, slip marker, p2, k3.
Row 6: P3, k2, slip marker, work next row of Right Cable pattern over next 8 sts, slip marker, k2, p2, k2, slip marker, work next row of Horseshoe Cable pattern over next 12 sts, slip marker, k2, p2, k2, slip marker, work next row of Left Cable pattern over next 8 sts, slip marker, k2, p3.
Row 7: K3, p2, slip marker, work next row of Left Cable pattern over next 8 sts, slip marker, p2, k2, p2, slip marker, work next row of Horseshoe Cable pattern over next 12 sts, slip marker, p2, k2, p2, slip marker, work next row of Right Cable pattern over next 8 sts, slip marker, p2, k3.
Rows 8–48: Repeat last 2 rows until a total of 48 rows have been completed, working next row of each cable pattern between markers, and knitting the knit stitches and purling the purl stitches, as they appear, between cable patterns.
Bind off.

Back
Work same as front.
Finishing Pillow
With wrong sides of pieces together, sew 3 sides of pillow front and pillow back together, taking care to line up the ends of the cables. Insert the pillow form and sew last side closed. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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