Pompon Pillow Pattern

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Pompon Pillow Pattern

COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply ("Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins): 3 ounces of No. 602 Dk. Gold; 1 ounce of No. 919 Cardinal and 5 ounces of No. 12 Black.

Knitting needles, 1 pair No. 11.

Milwards Tapestry Needle No. 18.

16-inch square pillow.

GAUGE: 3½ sts = 1 inch; 8 rows = 1½ inches.

FRONT ... Starting at lower edge with Gold, cast on 51 sts. Drop Gold, attach Cardinal. 1st row: With Cardinal k across. 2nd row (right side): P across. Break off Cardinal and fasten, pick up Gold. 3rd and 4th rows: With Gold k across. 5th row: P across. 6th row: K across. 7th and 8th rows: Repeat 5th and 6th rows. Drop Gold. Repeat first through 8th row 12 more times—13 Cardinal ridges. With Gold bind off knitting the sts.

POMPON (make 54) ... Wind Black 15 times around two fingers. Slip from fin­gers and tie strands securely together at center with another 6-inch strand. Leav­ing tying strands free, cut loops at each end and trim to form a small ball. Divide first ridge into 5 equal parts using 4 pins. * Thread one tying strand of a pompon into a tapestry needle. With right side facing draw first and 2nd ridges together at a pin and tie securely under the pom­pon. Repeat from * at each pin. In same way, draw 3rd and 4th ridges together having pompons directly above previous pompons. Draw together 5th and 6th; 7th and 8th; 9th and 10th; 11th and 12th ridges. Draw together 2nd and 3rd ridges having each pompon centered between sets of previous pompons. Draw together 4th and 5th; 6th and 7th; 8th and 9th; 10th and 11th; 12th and 13th ridges.

BACK ... With Black cast on 51 sts. Work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 13 inches. Bind off. Block to measure 14 x 14 inches. Sew cast-on and bound-off edges of both pieces together; then sew one side seam, drawing together necessary ridges to maintain pattern. Slip pillow inside and sew other side seam in same way. Make 14 more pompons and sew in pattern alongside edges.