I love cables and decided to make a few little things with yarn I already have in stock. These pillows make great gifts and are a lovely simple adornment to any home. This is Pillow #2 of 3 original designs I am sharing.
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and size 5 needles. The gauge is 5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch, creating a pillow that is about 8 x 10 inches in size stuffed.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2 Purl
Row 3: K2 P6 C4R T4L P4 P14 K14
Row 4: P14 K18 P3 K1 P4 K6 P2
Row 5: K2 P5 C4R P1 K1 T4L P17 K14
Row 6: P14 K17 P3 K1 P1 K1 P4 K5 P2
Row 7: K2 P4 C4R (P1 K1) twice T4L P16 K14
Row 8: P14 K16 P3 K1 (P1 K1) twice P4 K4 P2
Row 9: K2 P3 C4R (P1 K1) 3 times T4L P15 K14
Row 10: P14 K15 P3 K1 (P1 K1) 3 times P4 K3 P2
Row 11: K2 P2 C4R (P1 K1) 4 times T4L P14 K14
Row 12: P14 K14 P3 K1 (P1 K1) 4 times P4 K2 P2
Row 13: K2 P2 T4L (K1 P1) 4 times T4R P14 K14
Row 14: As 10th row
Row 15: K2 P3 T4L (K1 P1) 3 times T4R P15 K14
Row 16: As 8th row
Row 17: K2 P4 T4L (K1 P1) twice T4R P16 K14
Row 18: As 6th row
Row 19: K2 P5 T4L K1 P1 T4R P17 K14
Row 20: As 4th row
Row 21: K2 P6 T4L T4R P18 K14
Row 22: P14 K19 P6 K7 P2
Row 23: K2 P7 C6B P19 K14
Row 24: P14 K19 P6 K7 P2
Repeat Rows 3-24 twice then:
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Cast on 48 stitches
Continue for 23 rows then
Continue for 23 rows
With right sides together, sew together the edges of the pillow. Leave about a 2-3 inch opening. Turn pillow so that right sides are facing out, stuff with fiber fill of your choice and seam together 2-3 inch opening. Using Caron Simply Soft yarn and size five needles, this creates a 8×10 inch pillow.
C4R: Cable 4 Right Slip 1 stitch onto cable needle, hold at back of work. Knit 3 stitches from left needle. Knit stitch from cable needle.
T4L: Twist 4 Left Slip 3 stitches onto cable, hold at front of work. Purl next stitch from left needle. Knit 3 stitches from cable.
T4R: Twist 4 Right Slip 1 stitch onto cable, hold at back of work. Knit next 3 stitches from left needle. Purl 1 stitch from cable.
C6B: Cable 6 Back Slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, hold at back of work. Knit 3 stitches from left needle. Knit 3 stitches from cable needle.