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Polar Days Pillow by DROPS Design

Knitted pillow with cables and seed stitch. Piece is knitted in DROPS Karisma.

Tags: cable, pillows, seed st,

DROPS design: Pattern u-844
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 KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
300 g color 01, off white

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 – or size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British 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 bind-off edge you may use a needle ½ size larger.

Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 184 stitches on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Karisma. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of round and 1 marker after 90 stitches = the sides. Move markers upwards when working. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Then work pattern according to diagram as follows: Work A.1 (= 2 stitches) over the first 20 stitches, A.2a (= 10 stitches), A.3a (= 2 stitches), A.4a (= 26 stitches), A.3a (= 2 stitches), A.2a (= 10 stitches), work A.1 (= 2 stitches) over the remaining 114 stitches. When A.2a to A.4a are done, there are 204 stitches on round.
Work next round as follows: Work A.1 (= 2 stitches) over the first 20 stitches, A.2b (= 14 stitches), A.3b (= 4 stitches), A.4b (= 34 stitches), A.3b (= 4 stitches), A.2b (= 14 stitches), work A.1 (= 2 stitches) over the remaining 114 stitches. Repeat diagrams vertically. Continue in the round until A.4b has been worked 2 times vertically, then repeat the first 19 rounds in A.4b (see arrow in diagram). Knit 1 round and decrease 4 stitches over each A.2b, decrease 2 stitches over each A.3b and decrease 8 stitches evenly over cables in A.4b = 184 stitches. Purl 1 round, knit 1 round and purl 1 round. Bind off - read BIND-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.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side
= purl from right side
= slip 2 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle
= slip 3 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, purl 1, knit 3 from cable needle
= slip 1 stitch on cable needle behind piece, knit 3, purl 1 from cable needle
= slip 3 stitches on cable needle behind piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
= knit 2 in the same stitch (knit 1 stitch in back loop and knit 1 stitch in front loop)
= purl 2 in the same stitch (purl 1 stitch in back loop and purl 1 stitch in front loop)
= 19th round

Sarah 28.02.2019 - 06:14:

Ich möchte das Kissen gern nachstricken. Bisher habe ich Zopfmuster noch nicht in Runden gestrickt. Daher meine Frage: Wieso stricke ich die Diagramme mal von links, mal von rechts, wenn ich doch in Runden stricke? Müsste ich da nicht immer aus der gleichen Richtung stricken? Danke schon mal für die Hilfe!

DROPS Design 28.02.2019 kl. 09:45:

Liebe Sarah, die Diagramme zeigen alle Reihen bzw Runden vom Muster, dh beginnen Sie an der unteren rechten Ecke und lesen Sie jede Runde rechts nach links. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Herlinde Vos 25.11.2018 - 18:38:

Kunnen die kussens ook gebreid worden met rechte naalden ipv rondbreinaalden?

DROPS Design 28.11.2018 kl. 12:33:

Dag Herlinde,

Dat kan, maar dan moet je de kussens in 2 delen breien (een voorkant en een achterkant), die je op het eind aan elkaar naait. Via deze link vind je meer informatie over hoe je een patroon aan kunt passen om met rechte naalden te breien. Dit kun je ook toepassen op een kussen.

Daniela 15.08.2018 - 22:30:

In der Anleitung werden 450g (900m) Drops Karisma gefordert, ich habe nur 230g (460m) Drops Lima benötigt!!! Die Maschenprobe passt. Das Kissen ist sehr schön geworden.

Anne 06.08.2018 - 17:15:

Hello again. It appears that Anna already asked this question in another language and the response implies that it was an error in the pattern that has been corrected. However, I do not see any corrected patterns here. The pattern implies that the increase occurs after round one, but your response indicates that it happens after round two. Do I use the "a" patterns for two rows before proceeding to the "next round" with the "B" patterns?

DROPS Design 07.08.2018 kl. 08:40:

Dear Anne, you will increase a total of 20 sts in the 2nd row of A.2a-A.4a: 4 sts in each A.2a (= 8 sts), 2 sts in each A.3a (= 4 sts) and 8 sts in A.4a, = 184+ (8+4+8) = 204 sts. Happy knitting!

Anne 06.08.2018 - 03:30:

Still confused....how do you get 204 stitches after round one, when none of the round one patterns have any increases from the initial 184 stitches?

DROPS Design 06.08.2018 kl. 09:40:

Dear Anne, when working diagrams A.2a to A.4a you will increase sts in 2nd row each diagram - see 7th and 8th diagram key. Happy knitting!

Anna Margrét 26.04.2018 - 19:50:

Hvernig verða 184 lykkjur 204 eftir fyrstu umferð í munstri ??

DROPS Design 31.05.2018 kl. 10:02:

Takk fyrir ábendinguna Anna Margrét, mynstrið hefur verið leiðrétt en það vantaði hluta af texta

Tiziana 04.11.2017 - 07:23:

Buongiorno volevo sapere il significato dei simboli che si trovano sulla foto specificatamente del diamante e del orologio . Grazie

DROPS Design 04.11.2017 kl. 08:08:

Buongiorno Tiziana. L'orologio indica i modelli aggiunti più di recente; il diamante sono generalmente i modelli che trova nella home page del sito per individuare le varie categorie (donna, bambini, casa, e così via). Buon lavoro!

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