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Norfolk Pillow by DROPS Design

Knitted pillow with cables. Piece is knitted in DROPS Big Merino.

Tags: cable, pillows,

DROPS design: Pattern mb-042
Yarn group C or A + A
Measurements: Width: approx. 45 cm Height: Approx. 47 cm – casing fits a pillow sized 50 x 50 cm as it should stretch a bit to fit nicely.
DROPS BIG MERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
300 g colour 08, marble

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group C)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.

GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

To avoid a tight cast-off edge you may use a needle ½ size larger.

Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 159 stitches on circular needle size 5 mm with Big Merino. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of round and 1 marker after 83 stitches = the sides. Move markers upwards when working. Then work as follows: Knit 9 stitches, A.1 (= 13 stitches), knit 6 stitches, A.2 (= 27 stitches), knit 6 stitches, A.1 (= 13 stitches) and knit 85 stitches. When A.1 and A.2 have been worked vertically, there are 174 stitches on needle.
Then work as follows: Knit 9 stitches, A.3 (= 16 stitches), knit 6 stitches, A.4 (= 36 stitches), knit 6 stitches, A.3 (= 16 stitches) and knit 85 stitches. Continue pattern like this. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures approx. 46 cm, decrease 3 stitches over each cable in A.3 and decrease 9 stitches evenly over A.4 (= 15 stitches decreased) = 159 stitches. Work 2 ridges and cast off - read CAST-OFF TIP.

Fold piece at the markers. Sew top edge edge to edge in outer loops of edge stitches. Lay a pillow inside the casing and then sew in bottom edge.


= knit
= purl
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next row work yarn over twisted to avoid holes
= slip 1 stitch on cable needle behind piece, knit 3, purl 1 from cable needle
= slip 3 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, purl 1, knit 3 from cable needle
= slip 3 stitches on cable needle behind piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle

Comments (3)

Ewa 26.05.2018 - 21:48:

Nie dokonca rozumiem diagram 1 i 2 🙈

DROPS Design 29.05.2018 kl. 10:31:

Witaj Ewo, napisz dokładniej z jakim elementem schematów masz problem. Pozdrawiamy

Debora Hutchison 16.04.2018 - 12:13:

I am not sure how to read diagrams A1 and A2. Can you help please

DROPS Design 16.04.2018 kl. 13:43:

Dear Mrs Hutchison, work the 13 sts in A.1 as follows on 1st round: K6, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, K5 = there are now 16 sts worked on round 2 as follows: P5, K6, P5. Work A.2 on the same basis: K the white square and make 9 YOs as shown in diagram to increase a total of 9 sts = 36 sts in A.2 at the end of 1st round, work now the 2nd round in A.2 as follwos: P5, K6, P4, K6, P4, K6, P5. Happy knitting!

Elena 04.02.2018 - 22:25:

Buongiorno, per favore potreste inserire anche una spiegazione con i ferri diritti, anziché quelli circolari? Grazie

DROPS Design 04.02.2018 kl. 23:53:

Buonasera Elena, per un'assistenza personalizzata si rivolga al suo rivenditore DROPS di fiducia. Buon lavoro.

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