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Fisherman Pillow

Fisherman PillowIt's a classic. Traditional fisherman-stitch patterns are adapted to create this handsome pillow, October's Knit Project of the Month. Perfect on your favorite sofa and large enough to use as a floor pillow.

Note:

  • The following pattern makes one, 24" by 24" knitted square, which is finished off with two rows of single crochet, and then attached by sewing to a finished pillow. If you prefer to make a completely knitted pillow, knit two panels. Join the two knitted squares on three sides with single crochet stitches, following the pattern finishing information; slip in a pillow form; then complete joining the squares with single crochet stitches.

Materials:

  • 4-ply worsted weight yarn&shy10.5 ozs.
  • Size 8 knitting needle or size to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Size I crochet hook

Gauge:

  • 9 stitches = 2"
  • 6 rows = 1"

Center Panel 1:

Worked on 51 stiches.

Abbreviations:

Right Twist: Slip 1 stitch to cable needle, hold in back, knit (k) 1, purl (p) 1, knit 1; then purl 1 from the cable needle. Left Twist: Slip 3 stitches to cable needle, hold in front, purl 1, then knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 from cable needle.
Cast on 51 stitches.
Row 1: Right side. P22, (k1, p1) repeat everything within parentheses for 3 times, k 1 p22. Row 2: K22 (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k22.
Row 3: P21, Right Twist, p1. Left Twist, p21. Row 4: K21, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k 21.
Row 5: P20, Right Twist, p3, Left Twist, p20. Row 6: K20, p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p2, k20.
Row 7: P 19, Right Twist, p5, Left Twist, p19. Row 8: K19, p1, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p1, k19.
Row 9: P18, Right Twist, p7, Left Twist, p18. Row 10: K18, p1, k1, p1, k9, p1, k1, p1, k18.
Row 11: P17, Right Twist, p9, Left Twist, p17. Row 12: K17, p1, k1, p1, k11, p1, k1, p1, k17.
Row 13: P16, Right Twist, p11, Left Twist, P16. Row 14: K16, p1, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, p1, k16.
Row 15: P15, Right Twist, p13, Left Twist, p15. Row 16: K15, p1, k1, p1, k15, p1, k1, p1, k15.
Row 17: P14, Right Twist, p15, Left Twist, p14. Row 18: K14, p1, k1, p1, k17, p1, k1, p1, k14.
Row 19: P13, Right Twist, p17, Left Twist, p13. Row 20: K13, p1, k1, p1, k19, p1, k1, p1, k13.
Row 21: P12, Right Twist, p19, Left Twist, p12. Row 22: K12, p1, k1, p1, k21, p1, k1, p1, k12.
Row 23: P11, Right Twist, p21, Left Twist, p11. Row 24: K11, p1, k1, p1, k23, p1, k1, p1, k11.
Row 25: P10, Right Twist, p23, Left Twist, p10. Row 26: K10, p1, k1, p1, k25, p1, k1, p1, k10.
Row 27: P10, Left Twist, p23, Right Twist, p10. Row 28: K11, p1, k1, p1, k23, p1, k1, p1, k11.
Row 29: P11, Left Twist, p21, Right Twist, p11. Row 30: K12, p1, k1, p1, k21, p1, k1, p1, k12.
Row 31: P12, Left Twist, p19, Right Twist, p12. Row 32: K13, p1, k1, p1, k19, p1, k1, p1, k13.
Row 33: P13, Left Twist, p17, Right Twist, p13. Row 34: k14, p1, k1, p1, k17, p1, k1, p1, k14.
Row 35: P14, Left Twist, p15, Right Twist, p14. Row 36: K15, p1, k1, p1, k15, p1, k1, p1, k15.
Row 37: P15, Left Twist, p13, Right Twist, p15. Row 38: K16, p1, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, p1, k16.
Row 39: P16, Left Twist, p11, Right Twist, p16. Row 40: K17, p1, k1, p1, k11, p1, k1. p1, k17.
Row 41: P17, Left Twist, p9, Right Twist, p17. Row 42: K18, p1, k1, p1, k9, p1, k1, p1, k18.
Row 43: P18, Left Twist, p7, Right Twist, p18. Row 44: K19, p1, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p1, k19.
Row 45: P19, Left Twist, p5 Right Twist, p19. Row 46: K20, p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k20.
Row 47: P20, Left Twist, p3, Right Twist, p20. Row 48: K21, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k21.
Row 49: P21, Left Twist, p1, Right Twist, p21. Row 50: K22, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k22.
Repeat Row 3 through 50 for Center Panel. Work until there are 4 complete diamonds, ending with Row 50. Repeat Rows 3 and 4. P1 row on right side. Bind off as to knit.

Side Panel 1

Worked on 24 stiches.

  • Rows 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13:
    Right side. (Purl 4, knit 2) 2 times (this means that everything within the parentheses is to be repeated 2 times), purl (p) 6, knit (k) 6.
  • Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14: P6, k6, (p2, k4) 2 times.
  • Rows 5 and 15: (P4, k2) 2 times, p6, slip next 3 stitches to cable needle, hold in front, k3, k3 from cable needle (called a cable twist).
  • Repeat Rows 6 through 15 for Side Panel 1.

Side Panel 2

Worked on 24 stiches.

  • Rows 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13:
    Right side, k 6, p6, (k2, p4)2 times.
  • Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14:
    (k4, p2) 2 times, k6, p6.
  • Rows 5 and 15:
    Cable twist over 6 stitches, p6, (k2, p4) 2 times.
  • Repeat Rows 6 through 15 for Side Panel 2.

Pillow:

  • Cast on 99 stitches. K 1 row. Set up patterns as follows — Row 1: Right side. Work 24 stitches Side Panel 1; place a marker; work 51 stitches in Center Panel Pattern; place a marker; work 24 stitches in Side Panel 2. Work even in patterns as established until you have 3 complete diamonds in center, ending with Row 50. Continue Side panels as established and on Center Panel work Rows 3 and 4. Purl 1 row across all 99 stitches on right side. Bind off as to knit. Note: To measure approximately 24".

Finishing:

  • Round 1 — With I hook, right side facing, work single crochet around all sides of pillow, working 3 single crochet in each corner, keeping work flat and making sure corresponding sides have same number of stitches.
  • Round 2 — With right side facing, working backwards from left to right, work a single crochet in each stitch. Join with a slip stitch. Fasten off. Sew to pillow form or see comments at the beginning of the pattern.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.