Cordilleras Pillow by Kate Barrios

Cordilleras Pillow

March 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st
US 10 - 6.0 mm
515 yards (471 m)
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The Cordilleras Pillow features a bobble chevron motif pillow worked on a Reverse Stockinette stitch background. It includes buttonholes so you can easily take the pillow insert or filling out of the cover and wash it at convenience.

Cordillera in spanish means “Mountain Range”, and I believe it’s the perfect name for this textured chevron. After all, it does look like mountains aligned. ;)

The Cordillera Pillow is worked flat in 3 separate pieces: the front, and the button and buttonhole flaps for the back. Once they are knitted, they must be seamed together.

Final Measurements:
18” (46 cm) wide and 18” (46 cm) long.

Each chevron repeat of both sts and rows measures up for a squere, so you could increase the size of the pillow either horizontally or vertically (or both) by increasing the number of repeats of sts or rows. Each chevron repeat accounts for 4.5” long and wide.


  • Approx. 274 yds (250 m) of Main Color (MC) and 241 yds (220 m) of Contrasting Color (CC) of medium worsted weight yarn.
  • US size 10 (6mm) knitting needles.
  • 1 1/2” buttons (4).
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Sewing needle and matching thread.
  • 18”x18” cushion insert or filling.

Techniques used:
Reverse St st
Rib 1x1

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