Enjoy a mountainscape view right in your living room with this fun intarsia project. The pillow is worked flat in two pieces, then joined together over a 14 inch pillow form. The scenic intarsia front is easy to work making it an ideal pattern for new and experienced intarsia knitters alike. Once your pillow is assembled, you’ll finish it off with an I-cord edge, to create a fashionable new addition to your lounge area.
Time: Weekend Project
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 14” x 14”
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch
Yarn: Berroco Renew (35% Viscose 30% Wool 30% Nylon 5% Cashmere; 164 yards [150 meters]/50 grams): #1352 Peafowl (MC, 1 skein), #1344 Betta (CC1, 2 skeins), #1336 Morpho (CC2, 1 skein), #1322 Blue Jay (CC3, 1 skein), #1310 Axolotis (CC4, 1 skein)
Hook/Needles: US size 6 (4mm) straight needles, US 5 (3.5mm) DPNs
Notions: scissors, tapestry needle, 14” x 14” pillow insert
- Mountainscape Pillow Color with Bobbin Guides
- Mountainscape Pillow Symbols Legend
- Mountainscape Pillow Symbols with Bobbin Guides
- Mountainscape Pillow Color Legend
When working the Intarsia front of the pillow, you can either work from the color chart, or the printer-friendly symbols chart. If you’re not using the same colors as the pattern, the symbols chart also allows you to print out the chart and use colored pencils to shade in your own color palette.
Using MC and US 6 needles, cast on 63 stitches.
Beginning with a Knit row, work the front of the pillow in Stockinette Stitch, using one of the colorwork charts below.
After Row 84, cast off. Weave in all yarn ends. Block piece to measurements; 14” x 14”.
Using CC1, cast on 63 stitches.
Work 84 rows in Stockinette Stitch, beginning with a knit row.
Cast off. Weave in all yarn ends. Optionally, block piece to measurements; 14” x 14”.
Place the two pieces over your pillow form and seam around the edges, using CC1 or the color of your choice. Hide all yarn tails.
To finish your pillow with an I-Cord edge as shown, use CC1 and two US 5 DPNs.
Choose a starting corner and work a 4-stitch I-Cord edge all the way around the seamline of the pillow.
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