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Tähkä Herringbone Pillow Novita Isoveli Example 1
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Tähkä Herringbone Pillow Novita Isoveli

Knitted from Novita Isoveli, the Tähkä pillow features a herringbone stitch pattern.

Size(s)

Two sizes

Yarn demand

Novita Isoveli large pillow (061) Linen 450 g small pillow (010) Off White 250 g

Needles and other supplies

Circular needles (80 cm / 32 in) Novita 6 mm (UK 4 / US 10) or size needed to obtain gauge Other supplies Pillows

Designer

Sari Nordlund

Finished dimensions

Large pillow 50 cm x 50 cm / 20 in x 20 in; small pillow 25 cm x 50 cm / 10 in x 20 in

Stitch patterns Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows.

Herringbone pattern in the round:

Round 1: k2, *slip 2 with yarn in front, k2*, repeat *-* until 2 sts remain, k2.

Round 2: k3, *slip 2 with yarn in front, k2*, repeat *-* until 1 st remains, k1.

Round 3: *slip 2 with yarn in front, k2*, repeat *-* to end of round.

Round 4: k1, *slip 2 with yarn in front, k2*, repeat *-* until 3 sts remain, slip 2 with yarn in front, k1.

Repeat rounds 1-4 two more times.

Round 5: *slip 2 with yarn in front, k2*, repeat *-* to end of round.

Round 6: k3, *slip 2 with yarn in front, k2*, repeat *-* until 1 st remains, k1.

Round 7: k2, *slip 2 with yarn in front, k2*, repeat *-* until 2 sts remain, k2.

Round 8: k1, *slip 2 with yarn in front, k2*, repeat *-* until 3 sts remain, slip 2 with yarn in front, k1.

Repeat rounds 5-8 two more times.

*Work rounds 1-4 a total of 3 times, work rounds 5-8 a total of 3 times*

Cast on 182 sts and join for working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round. K3, place marker, k88, place marker, k3, place marker, work stockinette st to end of round.

Next round: *k3, work herringbone pattern to marker*, repeat *-* once more. Continue as established: work 3 sts between the markers in stockinette st and the others following the herringbone pattern. Make sure to check your gauge as you go.

*Work rows 1-4 a total of 4 times, work rows 5-8 a total of 4 times*. Repeat *-* until the piece measures approx. 25 cm (small pillow) or 50 cm (large pillow). Finish with 4 repeats of rows 1-4 or 5-8.

Knit 1 round and bind off with knit stitches.

Finishing

Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

Sew the bottom edge so that the 3 stockinette sts are at the sides of the pillow. Insert the pillow and sew the top edge.

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