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Dancing On The Dock Pillow by DROPS Design

Knitted pillow with zig-zag pattern in DROPS Alpaca. With stripes and lace pattern. Fits pillow 45 x 45 cm.

DROPS design: Pattern z-839
Yarn group A
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Measurements: 40 x 40 cm Casing fits a pillow sized 45 x 45 cm as it should stretch a bit to fit nicely.
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100 g colour 100, off white
50 g colour 2923, goldenrod
50 g colour 2915, orange
50 g colour 2921, cerise
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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 40 rows vertically in garter stitch = 10 x 10 cm.
1 repetition of A.1 is approx. 5.5 cm in width.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 mm:
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

INLAY PILLOW: 45 x 45 cm

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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.
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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

PATTERN: 
See diagram A.1.

STRIPES: 
Switch colour at the beginning of a row from wrong side.
Work as follows:
Work first row with off white from right side, * work 2 rows with off white, 2 rows with goldenrod *, repeat from *-* until piece measures approx. 13 cm, finish after a ridge with goldenrod.
* Work 2 rows with off white, 2 rows with cerise *, repeat from *-* for 12 cm until piece measures approx. 25 cm. Finish after a ridge with cerise.
* Work 2 rows with off white, 2 rows with goldenrod *, repeat from *-* for 2 cm until piece measures approx. 27 cm. Finish after a ridge with goldenrod.
* Work 2 rows with off white, 2 rows with orange *, repeat from *-* for 12 cm until piece measures approx. 39 cm. Finish after a ridge with orange.
* Work 2 rows with off white, 2 rows with goldenrod *, repeat from *-* for 12 cm until piece measures 51 cm. Finish after a ridge with goldenrod.
* Work 2 rows with off white, 2 rows with orange *, repeat from *-* for 2 cm until piece measures approx. 53 cm. Finish after a ridge with orange.
* Work 2 rows with off white, 2 rows with cerise *, repeat from *-* for 12 cm until piece measures 65 cm. Finish after a ridge with cerise.
* Work 2 rows with off white, 2 rows with orange *, repeat from *-* for 12 cm until piece measures 77 cm. Finish after a ridge with orange.
* Work 2 rows with off white, 2 rows with cerise *, repeat from *-* until piece measures approx. 80 cm. Finish after a ridge with cerise.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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PILLOW:
Worked back and forth. Work front side upwards, the continue to work the back side downwards. Piece is folded and sewn together in the bottom and the sides.

Cast on 105 stitches with off white on needle size 4 mm. Work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Then work A.1 over all stitches – REMEBER KNITTING TENSION. AT THE SAME TIME work STRIPES - see explanation above. Continue pattern upwards until piece measures 80 cm. Loosely cast off.

Assembly: Fold piece double so that cast-on edge and cast-off edge meet - right side should be outwards. Sew together in one side, edge to edge in outer loops of edge stitches. Sew together in bottom edge, place an inlay pillow inside the casing and sew together the other side.

Diagram

= knit from right side, knit from wrong side
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1 and pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over

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