Colour Wheel Pillow by DROPS Design

Knitted pillow case in DROPS Paris. Piece is knitted in stripes, garter stitch and short rows.

DROPS design: Pattern w-059-bn
Yarn group C or A + A

Diameter pillow case: approx. 35 cm
Fits a round pillow, approx. 40 cm in diameter.

DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
50 g colour 101, light blue
50 g colour 14, dandelion
50 g colour 17, off white
50 g colour 01, apricot
50 g colour 12, red

For a uni-coloured piece use:
250 g Paris.

20 stitches in width and 40 rows vertically in garter stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 mm, length 60 or 80 cm for garter stitch.
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 (ROUND): approx. 40 cm in diameter


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

STRIPE 1: light blue
STRIPE 2: dandelion
STRIPE 3: off white
STRIPE 4: apricot
STRIPE 5: red
STRIPE 6: dandelion
STRIPE 7: apricot
STRIPE 8: light blue
STRIPE 9: red
STRIPE 10: off white

STRIPE 1: off white
STRIPE 2: red
STRIPE 3: light blue
STRIPE 4: apricot
STRIPE 5: dandelion
STRIPE 6: red
STRIPE 7: apricot
STRIPE 8: off white
STRIPE 9: dandelion
STRIPE 10: light blue

When knitting 2 stitches together in short rows, make sure not to work stitches too loose.




Worked back and forth on circular needle in 2 parts that are sewn together when finished. Work garter stitch and short rows in stripes and work lace pattern between every repetition.

Cast on 35 stitches on circular needle size 3 mm with light blue. Work GARTER STITCH and STRIPES-1 - read explanation above, AT THE SAME TIME work short rows (1st row = right side). Work until 2 stitches remain, knit 2 together - read KNITTING TIP, turn and work back. Work until 3 stitches remain, knit 2 together, turn and work back, work until 4 stitches remain, knit 2 together, turn and work back, work until 5 stitches remain, knit 2 together, turn and work back. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Continue like this until 17 ridges have been worked, and 1 stitch less has been worked for every short row. There is now 1 stitch on needle. Work next row over all stitches as follows: 1 stitch in garter stitch, 1 yarn over, * 1 stitch in garter stitch (the one previously worked knit 2 together), 1 yarn over *, repeat from *-* until 1 stitch remains, finish with 1 stitch in garter stitch = 35 stitches on row. Turn and work back. NOTE: Do not work yarn overs twisted on this row, they should make holes. 1st repetition on pillow case has been worked. Continue with a new stripe for every repetition and short rows until 10 repetitions have been worked with short rows. Loosely cast off.

Work 1 more part the same way but work STRIPES-2 instead of STRIPES-1.

Sew a yarn through all edge stitches in the middle and tighten together. Fasten the yarn tightly. Sew together the cast-on and cast-off edge. Repeat on the other part. Sew the 2 parts together in outer loop of edge stitch/row. Leave approx. 3 repetitions to put in inlay pillow before sewing opening shut.

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