A whimsical Swedish Christmas pillow with a checkerboard back and a button closure. Featuring Julbocken, Santa Lucia, paper hearts, Dalahästen, and more. The pillow is 20-inches square. It takes 3 skeins of each color in either Malabrigo Worsted or Berroco Modern Cotton.
The chart is surprisingly easy and fun to knit. You will love watching the motifs emerge. It’s a bit like painting by number.
Size 20 x 20 inch pillow Yarn Berroco Modern Cotton Worsted (209 yards 191 meters per 100g skein) Yarn A: Rhode Island Red 1650; 3 100-gram skeins Yarn B: Sandy Point 1601; 3 100-gram skeins Or Malabrigo Worsted (210 yard 192 meters per 100g skein Yarn A: Ravelry Red MM611; 3 skeins Yarn B: Natural MM063; 3 skeins Needles 32-inch (80cm) gauge-size circular needle and one 32-inch (80 cm) needle one size smaller than gauge Suggested size: 3 mm and 2.75mm Notions Darning needle 5 3/4-inch buttons 1 20 x 20 inch pillow form Gauge and Swatch 24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches In both one color and colorwork knitting Skills Used Long-tail cast on Joining in the round Knitting colorwork in the round A tiny bit of purling in colorwork in the round Chart reading skills Catching floats Binding off Button holes Hand sewing.