Sand Pillow by Jill Wolcott

Sand Pillow

December 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7.5 rows = 1 inch
in Lily Counterpane
US 5 - 3.75 mm
540 yards (494 m)
One size
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Explore two different modular construction concepts while making the two faces of this pillow. One side features a variation on the classic mitered square, a truly modular knitting concept. On the other side, shift your focus from decreases to increases with a counterpane square that grows from the inside out. Notice how the same yarn looks slightly different, depending on the way you knit it. You decide which one you like working the best!

moderately engaging / ITR & flat


One Size
16” square


5.25 sts/in and 6.75 rows/in = 21 sts/4” and 27 rows/4” in Lily Counterpane
5.25 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 21 sts/4” and 32 rows/4” in Horizontal Rib

5 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 20 sts/4” and 30 rows/4” in Lily Counterpane
5 sts/in and 9 rows/in = 20 sts/4” and 36 rows/4” in Horizontal Rib


size 5 (3.375mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge


Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or WY, extra needles for flexible long-tail CO and 3-ndl BO, 12” zipper, sewing ndl and thread, 16” square pillow form


Powder River from Mountain Meadow Wool, 63% Mountain Merino, 25% American alpaca, 12% black Rambouillet, 100g/270 yds (247m)
2 skeins

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