Waves of Grain Pillow

Add some texture and a hint of color to your home this fall. The main section of this pillow begins with a provisional cast on and knit in one rectangle. The i-cord edging in a variegated yarn adds the subtle pop of color.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 14″ long x 6″ diameter

Gauge: 12½ sts and 18 rows = 4″

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky Weight Yarn Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 128 yards [116 meters]/100 grams): #0862 Walnut (MC), 2 hanks

Medium Weight Yarn Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica Space Dyed (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 138 yards [125 meters]/100 grams): #129 Pressed Flower (CC), 1 hank

Needles: US size 11 (8 mm): straight and long circular needle or set of dpns; US size 10½ (6.5 mm) dpns; spare needle of same size or smaller for 3-needle bind off; US size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook.

Notions: Markers; waste yarn for provisional cast on; cable needle; tapestry needle; bolster pillow form (14″ long x 6″ diameter)

Abbreviations

C2B – cable 2 front
C2F – cable 2 back
C12F – cable 12 front
dpns – double pointed needle(s).
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
m1 – make 1
p – purl
patt – pattern
pm – place marker
rep – repeat
rem – remaining
RS – right side
sm – slip marker
sl – sl
st(s) – stitch(es)
tog – together
WS – wrong side

Special Stitches

C2F – Sl next st to cable needle and hold in front of work, k1, k1 from cable needle.
C2B – Sl next st to cable needle and hold in back of work, k1, k1 from cable needle.
C12F – Sl next 6 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k6, k6 from cable needle.

Pattern Notes

Always sl sts pwise with yarn in front.

Pattern

With scrap yarn and crochet hook, ch 48.

With MC and larger needles, working in back ridge of each ch, pick up 48 sts.

Row 1 (WS): P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, pm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, pm, k1, sl 1, k1, pm, p1, m1, (p2, m1) 3 times, p1, pm, k1, sl 1, k1, pm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, pm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1 – 52 sts.
Row 2 (RS): K1, p1, k2, sm, k3, C2F, k3, C2B, k3, sm, k3, sm, C12F, sm, k3, sm, k3, C2F, k3, C2B, k3, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 3: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 4: K1, p1, k2, sm, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 5: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, p7, sl 1, p5, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p7, sl 1, p5, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 6: K1, p1, k2, sm, k5, C2F, k6, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k5, C2F, k6, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 7: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, k6, sl 1, k6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, k6, sl 1, k6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 8: K1, p1, k2, sm, C2F, k4, C2F, k3, C2B, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, C2F, k4, C2F, k3, C2B, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 9: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, p1, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 10: K1, p1, k2, sm, k1, C2F, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k1, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k1, C2F, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k1, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 11: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 12: K1, p1, k2, sm, k2, C2F, k5, C2B, k2, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k2, C2F, k5, C2B, k2, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 13: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 14: K1, p1, k2, sm, k3, C2F, k3, C2B, k3, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k3, C2F, k3, C2B, k3, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 15: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 16: K1, p1, k2, sm, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 17: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, p5, sl 1, p7, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p5, sl 1, p7, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 18: K1, p1, k2, sm, k6, C2F, k5, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k6, C2F, k5, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 19: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, k6, sl 1, k6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, k6, sl 1, k6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 20: K1, p1, k2, sm, C2F, k3, C2F, k4, C2B, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, C2F, k3, C2F, k4, C2B, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 21: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, p1, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 22: K1, p1, k2, sm, k1, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, C2B, k1, sm, k3, k12, sm, k3, sm, k1, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, C2B, k1, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 23: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Row 24: K1, p1, k2, sm, k2, C2F, k5, C2B, k2, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k2, C2F, k5, C2B, k2, sm, k2, p1, k1.
Row 25: P1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, pm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, pm, k1, sl 1, k1, p1.
Rep Rows 2-25 for patt until Pillow measures 18¼” [46.5 cm] from CO edge, ending after working a WS row.

Last Row: Work in patt to 3rd marker, (k1, k2tog) 4 times, work in patt across to end of row – 48 sts.

Joining Row: Carefully unzip provisional cast-on and slip sts to spare needle. With WS of fabric together, work 3-needle bind off across row, forming tube.

End

With RS facing and working behind edge st and in column of St st on WS, inserting needle in needle from outer edge toward center, pick up 60 sts evenly spaced around (approximately 5 sts per 7 rows).

Rnd 1: *K10, k2tog; rep from * around – 55 sts.
Rnd 2: *K9, k2tog; rep from * around – 50 sts.
Rnd 3: *K8, k2tog; rep from * around – 45 sts.
Rnd 4: *K7, k2tog; rep from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 5: *K6, k2tog; rep from * around – 35 sts.
Rnd 6: *K5, k2tog; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 7: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around – 25 sts.
Rnd 8: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around – 20 sts.
Rnd 9: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around – 15 sts.
Rnd 10: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around – 10 sts.
Rnd 11: *K2tog; rep from * around – 5 sts.

Cut yarn and thread tapestry needle with end. Weave through rem sts, pulling tightly to close.

I-cord Edging

With smaller size dpns and CC, CO 3 sts. Working in edge sts of Body and inserting needle from outer edge toward center and beginning at seam, pick up 1 st in first row end. Slide sts to opposite end of needle.

Row 1: K2, ssk, pick up 1 st in next row, slide sts to opposite end of needle – 4 sts.

Repeat Row 1 around.

Last Row: K2, ssk, cut yarn and sew rem 3 sts to Row 1.

Insert pillow form.

Rep End and I-Cord Edging on second end.

Finishing

Weave in ends.yarn ball

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