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San Francisco Bay Area, California, US
Stripe It Rich Pillow
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A simple, but complex looking pillow.

This is one tricky little pillow! At first glance it looks as if you would be knitting across the row and would need to change colors every few stitches. Instead, we knitted the front panel sideways and the colors in rows so you only have to work with one color at a time. Knitting with different colors makes your knitting come to life and is a great way to express your creativity. We always enjoy seeing the colors play off of each other, as well as the excitement of working with different materials. Don't be surprised if you find yourself knitting much faster because you can't wait to get to the next color!

<b>Completed Measurements</b>
Approximately 15" x 15"

14 sts and 12 rows to 4" over St st (K 1 row, P 1 row) on size 10 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.


Extract from

The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting: Learn to Knit with More Than 30 Cool, Easy Patterns by Nancy Queen

Published by Potter Craft

Chicks, start your sticks! This time it’s all about knitting

Stop letting worry knit your brows, ladies. Let go of your fear of knitting, and take hold of The Chicks with Sticks® Guide to Knitting. With more than 30 simple, chic projects plus simple step-by-step instructions, this book is the complete guide to starting and enjoying this fun, rewarding hobby. New knitters can finish up their first projects in a weekend; more advanced beginners (that is, the ones who have knitted scarves before) can move to the next level. Call your posse and settle down in the living room or at the coffeehouse. The Chicks with Sticks will take care of the rest, from essential tools and materials to basic lessons to more than 30 doable projects, including cool belts, beautiful scarves, felted bags, stylish wraps, and snuggly sweaters.

© 2016 Nancy Queen / Potter Craft · Reproduced with permission.


  • Step 1

    Using color A, cast on 52 sts
    1. Work in St st (K 1 row, P 1 row) for 26".
    2. Bind off loosely.

  • Step 2

    Using color A, cast on 50 sts
    1. Work in ST st for 5 rows.
    2. Continuing to work in St st, change to color B, work for 8 rows.
    3. Change to color A, work for 2 rows.
    4. Change to color C, work for 8 rows.
    5. Change to color A, work for 2 rows.
    6. Change to color B, work for 12 rows.
    7. Change to color A, work for 2 rows.
    8. Change to color C, work for 8 rows.
    9. Change to color A, work for 2 rows.
    10. Change to color B, work for 8 rows.
    11. Change to color A, work for 5 rows.
    12. Bind off loosely.

  • Step 3

    1. Lay Back right side down, with cast-on edge at bottom.
    2. Fold Back approximately 1 1/2" from bottom, as shown in diagram.
    3. With right side up, lay Front on top of Back, with cast-on edge on left side and bind-off edge on right, as shown in diagram.
    4. Stitch Front to Back at side seams and bottom at stitch line as shown in diagram using vertical-to-horizontal mattress st.
    5. Insert pillow form and fold top of Back over Front approximately 7 1/2". Stitch side pieces down.
    6. Attach buttons.
    7. Weave in all yarn ends.

    <i>Images and text copyright (c) taken from Chicks with Sticks Guide to to Knitting by Nancy Queen & Mary Ellen O'Connell, published by Watson-Guptill, RRP £10.99, available from <a href=""></a> or by calling 01273 488005</i>

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Melissa J.
Melissa J. · Duluth, Minnesota, US · 2 projects
I am curious. I love this pillow and wondered what brand of yarn you used as it seems to have a bit of texture and is exactly what my boring leather couch needs!

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