Cable Bolster Pillow Picture

Cable Bolster Pillow


Ann V. Gallentine


Size: 8 inch diameter, 17 inches long



Needles: #9  (5.5mm Addi) 24 inch circular; 4 - #9 (5.5mm Addi) double pointed

Yarn: 4 - 2.5 oz skeins: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted Weight yarn – color Wood #232

Stitch marker, cable holder, large stitch holder, large eye sewing needle, 1 lb polyester fiber



In st st - 4 sts, 5 rows equal 1 inches



LT: sl next 2 sts to holder and hold in front of work, p1, k2 from holder

RT: sl next st to holder and hold in back of work, k2, p1 from holder

RC: sl next 2 sts to holder and hold in back of work, k2, k2 from holder



Pillow is worked in 2 pieces and grafted together in the center


With double pointed needles and 2 strands of yarn, CO 6 sts. Divide sts on 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Round 1 and all odd rounds: k all sts

R 2: inc in each sts (12 sts)

R 4: *k1, inc in next st; rep from * (18 sts)

R 6: *k2, inc in next st; rep from * (24 sts)

Continue as established, until there are 90 sts;

Change to 24 inch circular needle. Mark beginning of row with stitch marker

Knit 1 round


Begin Cable Pattern           

R1,2: p

R3, 4: *k3, (p2, k2)3 times, rep from *

R 5: k

R 6,7: R3

R8,9: p

R10-13: R3

R14: *k3, p2, LT, RT, p2, k2; rep from *

R15, 15: *k3, p3, k4, p3, k2; rep from *

R16: *k3, p3, RC, p3, k2; rep from *

R17: *k3, p2, RT, LT, p2, k2

R18-21: R3

R22, 23: p

R24,25: R3

Slip stitches to stitch holder. Make the second half to match.

Sew pieces together by grafting the stitches together, leaving a 3 inch opening. Stuff with polyester fiber and finish sewing together. Weave in yarn ends.

Copyright © March  2005 Ann V. Gallentine

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