Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Round Ruffled Pillow - Free USM Pattern

For the Ultimate Sweater Machine® 
Round Ruffled Pillow 
designed by Kathy Perry
Level of Difficulty - Experienced

12" diameter/30.5 cm (without ruffle)

Caron International's Simply Soft® Eco(80% Acrylic, 20% Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester, 5oz/142g, 249yds/227m): 8 oz
Shown in: #0015 Aqua Mist 

USM/ISM KP#2.5 or appropriate tension to obtain gauge
Suitable for USM/ISM/Bond Classic or 6.5 to 9 mm knitting machine.

Claw weights
12" round pillow form
Yarn needle
I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Pins, sewing needle and thread
Embellish Knit!™ for cording
GAUGEIn Stockinette stitch with KP 2.5, 17 sts and 23 rows = 4”/10 cm 
STITCHES USEDStockinette stitch (St st)

PILLOW (Make 1 Front and 1 Back)
  • Using WY, CO 26 sts. K 6 R. Break off. Change to MY. COR. RC=000. See technique instructions. 
  • First wedge: K 1 R. COL. *Put 4 end ndls on RHS into HP and work row. Put 1 additional ndl into HP and return carriage for 2nd row.* Cont working from * to * 4 additional times, then put 3 ndls into HP, working in same manner. Put all ndls into FWP with latches open and K 1 R slowly. RC=014.
  • Repeat first wedge 15 additional times. RC=224. Leave long tail end for grafting.
  • Change to WY and K 6 R. Remove work.
  • Graft sides together to form circle.
  • Using WY, CO 12 sts. K 6 R. Break off. Change to MY leaving a tail. COR. RC=000.
  • K to RC=346.
  • Change to WY and K 6 R. Remove work.

  • Close center hole in ea round piece by making running sts around edge. Gather tightly and secure.
  • Steam ruffle piece very lightly to flatten. 
  • Using tail end, graft ruffle ends together forming a large loop (knit side or purl side can be used as RS).
  • Add one row of sc and one row of picot crochet to one side of ruffle.
  • Weave in ends on all pieces.
  • Block round pieces.
  • Pillow assembly: Gather unfinished side of ruffle with small running stitches to fit circle. Pin and baste to pillow Front. Sew together by hand or sewing machine. Put rem piece on top, with right sides together, and sew leaving a 5" opening. Insert pillow form in opening and sew opening closed. 
  • Using Embellish Knit, measure and make a cord to add to pillow following picture.
  • Optional: Add buttons to centers.

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