Oasis Pillows

This gorgeous pair of pillows is just waiting to be let into your home. Featuring a striking combination of Fair Isle and intarsia techniques, everyone will be asking where you bought them.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Diamonds: 17” / [42 cm] x 14” / [38 cm]; Triangles: 17” / [42 cm] x 16” / [40 cm]

Gauge: 18 sts and 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Studio Donegal Donegal Aran Tweed (100% Wool; 88 yards [80 meters]/50 grams):

Diamonds: 4585 Oatmeal (MC, 4 balls), 4886 Rust (CC1, 2 balls), 4843 Aubergine (CC2, 1 ball), 4847 Teal (CC3, 1 ball); Triangles: 4585 Oatmeal (CC1, 2 balls), 4886 Rust (CC2, 2 balls), 4843 Aubergine (CC3, 2 balls), 4847 Teal (CC4, 3 balls).

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” straight; US size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs

Notions: Markers, US size 8/H (5.0 mm) crochet hook for making tassels, tapestry needle, eight 0.5” buttons, matching thread.

Abbreviations

k2tog-tbl: Knit 2 sts together through the back loop.  Dec 1 st.

Special Stitches

I-cord Binding

With DPNs CO 3 sts, *pick up st on Cushion edge, insuring to pick up sts through both layers of Cushion. Slide sts to other end of the needle, k2 sts, k2tog-tbl*; rep from * to * until you reach the corner, then work 2 rnds of I-cord (i.e. k3, slide sts to end of needle, etc.), then continue along edge of Cushion working from * to *.

Diamonds Pillow Pattern

Front

With MC, CO 65 sts.
Rows 1-67: Follow Diamonds Chart from Row 1 through Row 67, including all color changes.

BO all sts.

Back 1

With MC, CO 65 sts.

Rows 1-40: Work in St st.

Rows 41-48: Work in Garter st.

BO all sts.

Back 2

With MC, CO 65 sts.

Rows 1-26 Work in St st.

Rows 27-30: Work in Garter st.

Row 31 (Buttonhole band): K12, (yo, k2tog, k11) 3 times, yo, k2tog, k12.

Rows 32-34: Work in Garter st.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Block Cushion pieces to dimensions.

I-cord Binding

Pin Cushion pieces together with WS facing each other, ensuring the Buttonhole Band and the button band are aligned on top of each other.

With CC1 and with the front of the Cushion facing, starting from the corner, work I-cord Binding all around the edge of the Cushion.

Break yarn leaving a long tail, pull yarn through live sts using a tapestry needle.

Using duplicate stitch, sew beginning and end of I-cord Binding together.

Add Buttons

Sew on buttons using matching thread, using buttonholes as a guide to placement.

Tassels

Make multi-colored tassels by cutting four 12” lengths of each color and using crochet hook, pull yarn from the centre of the lengths through gaps in the binding at each corner.

Loop around the loose threads and trim.

Triangles Pillow Pattern

Front

With CC1, CO 70 sts.
Rows 1-20: Work correct row of Triangles Chart 7 times.

Rows 21-60: Rep Rows 1-20 twice.

Rows 61-70: Work Rows 1-10 of Triangles Chart 7 times.

BO all sts.

Back 1

With CC1, CO 70 sts.

Rows 1-20: Work correct row of Triangles Chart 7 times.

Rows 21-40: Rep Rows 1-20 once.

Rows 41-50: Work in Garter st.

BO all sts.

Back 2

With CC1, CO 70 sts.

Rows 1-10: Work Rows 11-20 of Triangles Chart 7 times.

Rows 11-20: Work Rows 1-10 of Triangles Chart 7 times.

Rows 21-25: Work in Garter st.

Row 26 (Buttonhole band): K13, (k2tog, yo, k12) 3 times, k2tog, yo, k13.

Rows 27-30: Work in Garter st.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Block Cushion pieces to dimensions.

I-cord Binding

Pin Cushion pieces together with WS facing each other, ensuring the Buttonhole Band and the Button Band are aligned on top of each other. With CC4 and the front of the Cushion facing, starting from the corner, work I-cord Binding all around the edge of the Cushion.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail, pull yarn through live sts using a tapestry needle.

Using duplicate stitch, sew beginning and end of I-cord Binding together.

Add Buttons

Sew on buttons using matching thread, using buttonholes as a guide to placement.

Tassels

Make multi-colored tassels by cutting four 12” lengths of each color and using crochet hook, pull yarn from the centre of the lengths through gaps in the binding at each corner.

Loop around the loose threads and trim.

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