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Don't Leaf Me Behind Pillow by DROPS Design

Knitted pillow in square with lace pattern. Piece is knitted in DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

DROPS design: Pattern me-120
Yarn group B
Measurements: Approx. 45 x 45 cm / 17 3/4'' x 17 3/4'' – casing fits a pillow sized 50 x 50 cm / 19 3/4'' x 19 3/4'' as it should stretch a bit to fit nicely.
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
400 g color 08, light beige

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 – or size needed to get 23 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

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

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

Worked in the round in a square on double pointed needles/circular needle, begin from the middle of square. Work 2 equal parts and sew together when finished.
Cast on 8 stitches on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Merino Extra Fine. Work pattern in the round according to diagram A.1 (= 2 stitches) 4 times in total on round - read PATTERN above. Switch to circular needle when needed. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When entire diagram A.1 has been worked, there are 128 stitches on round. Insert 4 markers without working as follows: Insert first marker at beginning of round, insert second marker after 32 stitches, insert third marker after 32 stitches and insert 4th marker after 32 stitches, move markers upwards when working.
Then work pattern as follows: Work * A.2 (= 2 stitches), A.3 over the next 28 stitches (= 2 repetitions of 14 stitches) and A.4 (= 2 stitches) *, work from *-* 4 times in total on round. When A.2/A.3/A.4 are done vertically, there are 60 stitches between each marker (= 240 stitches on round).
Then work pattern as follows: Work * A.2 (= 2 stitches), A.3 over the next 56 stitches (= 4 repetitions of 14 stitches) and A.4 (= 2 stitches) *, work from *-* 4 times in total on round. When A.2/A.3/A.4 are done vertically, there are 88 stitches between each marker (= 352 stitches on round). Square measures approx. 45 x 45 cm / 17 3/4'' x 17 3/4''. Loosely bind off - read BIND-OFF TIP above. Knit another part the same way.

Place squares wrong side against wrong side. Sew 3 of the sides edge to edge in outer loops of edge stitches. Lay a pillow inside the casing and then sew along the last side.


= knit from right side
= purl from right side
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next round work yarn over twisted to avoid holes

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