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Free Knit School Colors Pillow

Choose a pair of colors from the huge range
in Cotton Chenille and knit a school colors pillow.

Above is a Blue-and-Gold pillow for UC Berkeley,
a Go Bears! theme

Cotton Chenille
School Colors Pillow

Designed and Knit by Yuke Hong, UC Alumnae

Send your favorite student off to college with a school colors pillow!

Finished size: 14" x 14"

Materials: Cotton Chenille - 50 grs.
6 balls #9717 "navy" - Color A
2 balls #1317 "buttercup" - Color B
US Size 10 Crystal Palace Bamboo or DAISY Needles
1 cable needle
1 - 14" pillow form

Gauge: 11.5 sts/4 inches in garter st holding 2 strands of Cotton Chenille together
(gauge is not very important)

Cast on 20 sts (double stranded) in Color A and 20 sts in Color B.
Knit all Color A section in garter st (K all rows)
Knit all color B section in St st with 6 st cable inserted with a P st border every 12 rows.
Twist colors A & B to prevent hole at the center of each row.

Rows 1-12:
 Color A section: - all K rows
 Color B section: - All Even rows: P6, K1, P6, K1, P6
 Color B section: - All Odd Rows except row 11: K6, P1, K6, P1, K6
 Color B section: - Row 11: Work Cable row this way: K6, P1, put 3 sts on cable needle hold in front of work, k3 sts, k3 sts from cable needle, p1, k6

Repeat these 12 rows until pillow measures 14" from beg.
On next Wrong Side (WS) row, knit across all in color A and work back of pillow in Color A entirely in garter st for 14 inches.

Sew 2 sides of pillow from WS, then reverse cover, insert 14" pillow form and sew remaining side.

If you make a Cotton Chenille School Colors Pillow, send us a photo with your name, school name and city, state and we'll share your school spirit and a link to your school with other knitters.

2 Links to school colors:

Crystal Palace Yarns  160 23rd St, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809
  email: cpyinfo at

copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Cotton Chenille are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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