Radvent Pillow by Ambah O'Brien

Radvent Pillow

July 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Mosiac
US 5 - 3.75 mm
890 - 1300 yards (814 - 1189 m)
To fit a 20"/50 cm pillow insert with negative ease.
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Add gorgeous colour and texture to your decor with a Radvent Pillow, and see if you can stop at just one. Radvent can be knit with 2 contrasting colours, or get adventurous with a multi-colour version. It is perfect for using up all your favourite yarn leftovers or, as I did with mine, a wonderful way to use a mini-skein kit such as the 24-colour Advent kit. Although Radvent is written for DK weight yarn, you could hold fingering weight double to maximise your colour options. Mosaic stitches are worked with a neat i-cord bind off to join both sides and create a tidy edging.

Pattern includes: Both written and charted instructions

To fit a 20”/50 cm pillow insert with negative ease.
Actual size: 18”/45 cm square
Measurements taken after blocking.

DK weight
MC: 462 yd/423 m
CC: 429 yd/393 m*
Fingering Weight
CC: 858 yd/786 m
or see pattern notes below for multi-colour options.

Sample shown in:
MC: YOTH Yarn, Big Sister, (DK weight, 80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, approx 231 yd/211 m per 100 g), Caviar
CC: Miss La Motte, Singles, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 99 yd/90 m per 25 g), Summer Solstice Set (held double)

3 US 5/3.75 mm circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge, cables approx 24 - 36”/60 - 90 cm long each

2 needle stoppers, tapestry needle, optional stitch markers to mark repeats, stitch holder, optional zipper to fit, 20”/50 cm pillow insert

22.5 sts and 44 rows = 4”/10 cm in Radvent Mosaic, blocked


To aid in project planning, you will require 8.75 yd/8 m DK weight yarn or 17.5 yd/16 m fingering weight held double for two CC colour rows—the RS and corresponding WS.

Each pillow side has 49 RS + WS CC rows, a total of 98 CC rows per side, a total of 196 RS + WS CC rows for both sides combined.

The sample pictured used 12 CC on each side for a total of 24 CC.
This was broken down to 4 RS + WS rows (total 8 rows) for 11 colours and 5 RS + WS rows (total 10 rows) for the 12th colour per side.

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