Fisherman Pillow




It'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:

Materials:
  • 4-ply worsted weight yarn­10.5 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:
Finishing:


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.

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