Create a woven look by simply moving the contrast color to back or front as you work in stockinette stitch. This pillow is a stunning addition to any decor.
8 sts and 12 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st. 9 sts and 13 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Woven pat. To save time, take time to check gauge.
With B in front (wBif): With B (weaving yarn) held in front of work as it faces you. With B in back (wBib): With B (weaving yarn) held in back of work as it faces you.
Weaving: Woven fabric is worked with 2 yarns: the working yarn and the weaving yarn. All sts are made with the working yarn; the weaving yarn is taken to the front or back of fabric as instructed to create the woven pat, but it’s never used to make a st. To change the position of the weaving yarn, bring it between the needles (either to the front or back of the work as it faces you) as indicated. Twist colors A and B at beg of each weaving row to anchor weaving yarn. At end of each weaving row, adjust tension of B if necessary. It should neither sag nor pucker, but lie evenly across color A sts.
Twist colors A and B at beginning of each weaving row to anchor weaving yarn. Circular needle is used so that stitches are not bunched up during tension adjustment; do not join. When necessary to cut and rejoin B, leave a 6-inch tail for weaving in.
A chart is provided for those preferring to work woven pattern from a chart.
Colors A and B will be reversed for 2nd side of pillow.
Side 1 With A, cast on 38 sts. Row 1 (WS): Knit. Rows 2 and 4 (RS): K2 wBib, *k2 wBif, k2 wBib; rep from * to end. Rows 3 and 5: P2 wBif, *p2 wBib, p2 wBif; rep from * to end. Rows 6 and 8: K4 wBib, *k2 wBif, k2 wBib; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2 wBib. Rows 7 and 9: P4 wBif, *p2 wBib, p2 wBif; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2 wBif. Rows 10–13: Rep Rows 2–5. Row 14: Purl. Rows 15, 17 and 19: P2 wBif, *p1 wBib, p1 wBif; rep from * to end.
Rows 16 and 18: K2 wBib, *k1 wBif, k1 wBib; rep from * to end. Row 20: Purl. Rows 21 and 23: Rep Row 3. Rows 22 and 24: Rep Row 2. Rows 25 and 27: Rep Row 7. Rows 26 and 28: Rep Row 6. Rows 29–32: Rep Rows 21–24. Row 33: Knit. Rows 34, 36 and 38: K1 wBib, *k1 wBif, k1 wBib; rep from * to last st, k1 wBib. Rows 35 and 37: P1 wBib, *p1 wBif, p1 wBif; rep from * to last st, p1 wBib. Rows 39–52: Rep Rows 1–14. Bind off pwise. Side 2 Work as for side 1, reversing colors.
Weave in ends.
With WS held tog, sew 3 sides tog using mattress st (see page 96); insert pillow form.
Sew last side to close pillow.