Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweet Dreams Travel Pillow

Summer travel is just around the corner, knit up this travel pillow and get to your destination in style and comfort! SIZE: One Size, Varies Width 13 in. /33cm Length 12 in. /30.5cm
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it
applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

• 270-105 Lion Brand Lion Cashmere Blend: Light Blue
1 Ball (A)
• 270-098 Lion Brand Lion Cashmere Blend: Cream 1 Ball (B)
•Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
• Crochet Hook - Size H-8
•Stitch Holders
•Large-Eye Blunt Needle

•Additional Materials
1. ½ yd fleece fabric
2. Sewing thread

3. Buckwheat hulls or fiberfill stuffing

4. 3½ (13mm) pearl buttons

17 sts and 25 rows to 4 in. /10 cm over St st using size 8 (5 mm) needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

Clouds are embroidered in duplicate st after front piece has been knitted. When referring to "right" front or "left" front, we’re talking about the neck pillow as it is worn.


With A, cast on 7 sts.

Rows 1, 3, 5 (RS) Inc, k to last st, inc.

Rows 2 and 4 Inc, p to last st, inc.

Row 6 Purl. Rep rows 5–6 three times more-23 sts.
Work 12 ro
ws even in St st. Row 25 (RS) Inc, k across.
Work 3 rows even in St st.

Row 29 (RS) Rep row 25.
Row 30 Purl.
Row 31 Rep row 25.

Row 32 Purl across to last st, inc-27 sts.
Place all sts on holder.

Work as for rows 1–32 of right front, reversing all shaping, do not put sts on holder.

Row 33 (RS) Knit to end, cast on 4 sts, k across 27 sts on holder-58 sts.
Work 19 rows even in St st.

Row 53 (RS) Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog-56 sts.

Work 3 rows even in St st.

Row 57 (RS) Rep row 53-54 sts.
Work 1 row even in St st. Rep last 2 rows 4 times more-46 sts.
Row 67 Rep row 53-44
Row 68 P2tog, p across, ssp-42 sts.
Rep last 2 rows once more-38 sts.
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 6 sts at beg
of next 2 rows.
Bind off rem 18 sts.

Note Back is made in 2 pieces.
With B, work as for front through row 52. Rows 53–56 Work in k1, p1 rib. Bind off.

With B, cast on 58 sts. Rows 1–4 Work in k1, p1 rib. Row 5 (buttonhole row) [K13, k2tog, yo] 3 times, k13. Row 6 Purl. Complete to match front, starting with row 53.
Steam all pieces. Using B and yarn needle, follow chart to embroider clouds in duplicate stitch, spacing them randomly over front (our sample has 7 clouds, 3 of which are reversed image of chart). Trace around front to make a liner pattern. Cut out 2 identical liner pieces from fleece fabric and sew tog leaving a gap for stuffing. Clip seams and turn right side out, stuffing with buckwheat hulls or fiberfill. Sew gap. Pin knitted back pieces to front, overlapping ribbed edge of top back over ribbed edge of lower back. With A, crochet hook and front facing, work a rnd of sc around entire edge, followed by 2 rnds of sl st. Fasten off. Sew buttons on ribbed edge of bottom back. Place stuffed pillow inside cover.

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