Family Pillows

Jul 14, 2010
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A set of three plaid pillows shows off the possibilities of colorwork. Intarsia, argyle, stranded colorwork, and duplicate stitch all combine for handsome home décor.

Designer Pamela Powers

Square Pillow
Finished Size 18" square.
Yarn Manos del Uruguay Wool Clásica (100% wool; 138 yd [126 m]/100 g): #54 brick (red; C), 3 skeins; #30 silica (tan; A), #14 natural (B), #27 petrol (blue; D), and #31 nickel (gray; E), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle; five 1¼" buttons; 18" × 18" pillow form.
Gauge 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st; about 19 sts and 25 rows = 4" in plaid patt from chart

Argyle Pillow
Finished Size 12" wide and 16" tall.
Yarn Manos del Uruguay Wool Clásica (100% wool; 138 yd [126 m]/100 g): #30 silica (tan; A), 2 skeins; #14 natural (B), #54 brick (red; C), #27 petrol (blue; D), and #31 nickel (gray; E), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): straight. I-cord—size 7 (4.5 mm): 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle; three 1¼" buttons; 12" × 16" pillow form.
Gauge 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st; about 17 sts and 23" rows = 4" in argyle patt from chart.

Plaid Bolster
Finished Size 19" circumference, 16" long, and 6" in diameter.
Yarn Manos del Uruguay Wool Clásica (100% wool; 138 yd [126 m]/100 g): #30 silica (A), 2 skeins; #14 natural (B), #54 brick (C), and #27 petrol (D), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 7 (4.5 mm): 2 dpn for I-cord. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle; two 1¼" decorative buttons; 16" × 6" bolster pillow form; fiberfill stuffing.
Gauge 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st; about 19 sts and 23" rows = 4" in bolster patt from chart.


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