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Neck Pillow
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cashmere - LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Pattern Number: L10059
We filled ours with buckwheat, which is easily heated in the microwave for uber relaxation.

For a lighter, plane-friendly version, try filling with fiberfill. Knit this cashmere neck pillow for a luxurious gift. Designed by Kim Hamlin.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
11 1/2 x 18 in. (29 x 46.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

483-124 LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Toffee

Warm brown


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 51.00
Note: (A)

487-126 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Chocolate Dahlia

Deep, dark brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.00
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
1/2 yd. (1/2 m) of cotton fabric, washed dried and pressed Sewing needle and thread Sewing machine (optional) Straight pins Scissors 12 cups buckwheat groats (available at heath food stores, also called kasha) OR fiberfill stuffing
GAUGE:
24 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A or B. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
m1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

ssk (sl, sl, knit) Sl next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle, insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Pillow is worked in 2 halves; each half has a left and a right side.

2.

Knit Pillow is slipped over a fabric insert.

Insert can be hand or machine sewn.


INSTRUCTIONS



First Half Left Side With A, cast on 28 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K2, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k2 - 30 sts at the end of this row.

Row 4: Purl.

Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 1-4 twice - 34 sts.

Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS (purl) row.

Next Row: K2, m1, k to end of row - 35 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep the last 2 rows 5 more times - 40 sts.Cut yarn and sl sts to a holder.





Right Side With A, cast on 28 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K2, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k2 - 30 sts at the end of this row.

Row 4: Purl.

Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 1-4 twice - 34 sts.

Continue in St st until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Next Row: K to last 2 sts, m1, k2 - 35 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.Rep the last 2 rows 5 more times - 40 sts.





Join Left and Right Sides Next Row: K across 40 sts of right side, cast on 18 sts, sl sts for left side from holder back to needle and k across these sts - 98 sts at the end of this row.

Beg with a purl row, work in St st for 2 in.

(5 cm), end with a WS row.

Next Row: K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 96 sts.

Next Row: Purl.Rep last 2 rows until 74 sts rem.





Second Half Change to B.

Row 1: K2, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k2 - 76 sts.

Row 2: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 11 more times - 98 sts.

Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st for 2 in.

(5 cm), end with a WS row.

Next Row:K40 for right side and sl these sts to a holder, bind off 18 sts, k to end - 40 sts rem for left side.





Left Side Note: Continue on 40 sts for left side only.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: K2, ssk, k to end of row - 39 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until 34 sts rem.

Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st for 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm), end with a WS row.

Next Row: K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 32 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows until 28 sts rem.Bind off.





Right Side Sl sts for right side from holder back to needle and join B, ready to work a WS row.

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Next Row: K to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 39 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until 34 sts rem.

Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st for 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm), end with a WS row.

Next Row: K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 32 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows until 28 sts rem.Bind off.





FINISHING Dampen Pillow, then stretch flat into shape and allow to dry.Weave in ends.





Fabric InsertFold fabric in half with RS together.

Lay knit Pillow onto WS of fabric, having the middle of the pillow (the line along which the color changes from A to B) lining up with the folded edge.

With pencil, trace around outer edge of knit pillow.













Cut traced shape from doubled fabric, cutting 1/2 in.

(1.3 cm) outside traced line.Using a 1/2 in.

(1.3 cm) seam allowance, and leaving a 2-3 in.

(5-7.5 cm) opening, seam fabric pieces for insert.









Clip curved edges, then turn insert RS out through opening.









Insert a funnel or paper cone into opening, then fill insert with buckwheat.

If using fiberfill, stuff insert.Sew opening closed.





FINISHING Use mattress stitch to partially seam knit Pillow Halves along outer edges.

Slip knit Pillow over insert and finish seaming knit Pillow.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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