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.
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 10 x 10 inches in size stuffed.
Cast on 50 stitches
Row 2 Purl
Row 3 K4 P4 P5 (C4F P2)twice C4F P5 P6 K10
Row 4 P10 K6 K5 (P4 K2)twice P4 K5 P4 K4
Row 5 K4 P4 P4 (T3B T3F)3 times P4 P6 K10
Row 6 P10 K6 K4 P2 (K2 P4)twice K2 P2 K4 P4 K4
Row 7 K4 P4 P3 T3B (P2 C4B)twice P2 T3F P3 P6 K10
Row 8 P10 K6 K3 P2 K3 P4 K2 P4 K3 P2 K3 P4 K4
Row 9 K4 P4 P2 (T3B T3F)twice P2 T3F P2 P6 K10
Row 10 P10 K6 K2 P2 K3 P2 K2 P4 K2 P2 K3 P2 K2 P4 K4
Row 11 K4 P4 P1 (T3B P2)twice C4F (P2 T3F)twice P1 P6 K10
Row 12 P10 K6 K1 (P2 K3)twice P4 (K3 P2)twice K1 P4 K4
Row 13 K4 P4 (T3B P2)twice T3B (T3F P2)twice T3F P6 K10
Row 14 P10 K6 (P2 K3)twice P2 K2 (P2 K3)twice P2 P4 K4
Row 15 K4 P4 (K2 P3)twice K2 P2 (K2 P3)twice K2 P6 K10
Row 16 as Row 14
Row 17 K4 P4 (T3F P2)twice T3F (T3B P2)twice T3B P6 K10
Row 18 as Row 12
Row 19 K4 P4 P1 (T3F P2)twice C4F (P2 T3B)twice P1 P6 K10
Row 20 As Row 10
Row 21 K4 P4 (P2 T3F)twice T3B T3F (T3B P2)twice P6 K10
Row 22 As Row 8
Row 23 K4 P4 P3 T3F (P2 C4B)twice P2 T3B P3 P6 K10
Row 24 As Row 6
Row 25 K4 P4 P4 (T3F T3B)3 times P4 P6 K10
Row 26 As Row 4
Repeat Rows 3-26 again
Row 51 Knit
Row 52 Purl
Cast on 48 stitches
Row 1-26: K24 P24
Row 27-52: P24 K24
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 10×10 inch pillow.
C4B : Cable 4 Back Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold to back of work. Knit next 2 stitches from left needle. Knit 2 stitches from cable.
C4F: Cable 4 Forward Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold to front of work. Knit 2 stitches from left needle, knit 2 stitches from cable needle.
T3B: Twist 3 Back Slip 1 stitch onto cable needle, hold to back of work. Knit 2 stitches from left needle, purl stitch from cable needle.
T3F: Twist 3 Forward Slip 2 stitch onto cable needle, hold to front of work. Purl 1 stitches from left needle, knit 2 stitches from cable needle.