Fireside Pillows by Katherine Vaughan
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Fireside Pillows

January 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Diamond Stitch with yarn held doubled
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
800 - 850 yards (732 - 777 m)
Pillow is 16in/40.5cm tall by 26in/66cm wide
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These wonderfully chunky pillows take three standard Aran stitches and play with the order they are worked across each pillow. What a difference this order makes to the look and feel of each – one has a “typical” Guernsey look with a center panel flanked by cables and a broken rib stitch, while the other clusters those same cables in the center with the panel broken up and edged with the rib on both sides. These pillows are fast and cozy – a great project for the knitter’s home!

The two pillow versions are each knit flat in three sections, with yarn held doubled throughout. First the two halves of the back are knit from the bottom up and then the button plackets are picked up and knit along one side. Then the fronts are worked from the bottom up. Finishing is simple: sew together the pieces, add some buttons, and weave in the ends. Pop in the pillow form and you’re all done!

Note: Yarn is held doubled throughout.

Pillow form, 26”/66cm by 16”/40.5cm
Three buttons, 1.25”/30mm
Cable needle
Stitch markers
Yarn needle

Width: 26”/66cm
Length: 16”/40.5cm