Using double-point needle and MC, CO 8 sts. Place 2 sts
on each of 4 needles and join to begin working in the round,
being careful not to twist.
After the first few rounds have
been worked, place safety
pin or split ring marker
in work to indicate beginning of round.
Work Rounds 1-66 of Chart
A, increasing as shown, repeating chart four times in each
round. When there are enough sts on the needles to comfortably
fit, switch to shorter circular needle, placing a stitch
marker after quarter of round (each repeat of chart) and
using unique stitch marker to indicate beginning of round.
Switch to longer circular needle when necessary. 272 sts
when Round 66 is complete: 68 sts in each quarter.
Work Rounds 1-42 of Chart B; outlined pattern repeat is
worked 8 times in each quarter of round. 440 sts when Round
42 is complete: 110 sts in each quarter.
This 'faux piping' will
create a ridge around the cushion with a look similar to
a thick piping, giving structure and definition to the
Using MC, work as follows:
Round 1: P all sts.
Round 2: [Pfb, p to 1
st before next marker, pfb, slip marker] 4 times. 448 sts.
Rounds 3-6: Work as for
Rounds 1-2. 464 sts when Round 6 is complete.
Round 7: P all sts.
Round 8: [P2tog, p to
2 sts before marker, ssp, slip marker] 4 times. 456 sts.
Rounds 9-12: Work as
for Rounds 7-8. 440 sts when Round
12 is complete.
In next round, sts on
needle will be joined to sts of last round worked before
faux piping. This round will be easy to spot on WS of work;
it is the last round of purl 'bumps'. To knit a stitch together
with a stitch from this round, reach left needle down WS
of work and insert it downward into purl bump directly below
next st on needle; knit stitch on needle together with picked-up
Round 13: [Pick up st
from last round of chart pattern, k this st together with
next st on needle] to end of round. 440 sts. Faux piping
Back of Pillow:
Note: Read ahead! Stripe
pattern is worked at the same time as pillow shaping.
Using CC and beginning on Round 1 of Stripe Pattern, continue
Decrease Round: [Ssk,
k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker] 4 times. 8
Work 1 round in pattern.
Repeat these 2 rounds
20 times more, then work Decrease Round once more. 264 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME, work Stripe Pattern using colors as follows,
carrying color not in use loosely along WS of work:
Rounds 1-5: CC
Rounds 6-7: MC
Rounds 8-10: CC
Rounds 11-12: MC
Rounds 13-14: CC
Rounds 15-16: MC
Rounds 17-18: CC
Odd-Numbered Rounds 19-29: MC
20-30: CC; break CC at end of Round 30
Rounds 31-43: MC
BO Round: K1, [slip last st on right needle back to left
needle, k2tog] to end. Break yarn and draw through last st.