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Katherine Rollins is a knitwear designer and children's book author in North Carolina, USA. When she is not knitting or writing, she is taking care of her family who are her best inspiration and ...

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Galaxy Pillow

from Katherine Rollins Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Galaxy Pillow
Galaxy Pillow
Galaxy Pillow

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stranded intarsia
  • Chart reading

Pattern Description:

It all started when I got a skein of Bernat's Glow In The Dark yarn. I thought of glowing things and Hubble space shots came to mind. I made a swatch but didn't think I had the right yarn or idea for the project.

I put the swatch on Pinterest with the notation "Pillow?" Someone repinned with the idea of a pillow for a boy's room. Perfect! I worked out this pillow then sadly found that Bernat had discontinued the Glow In The Dark yarn. (Oh no!) But happily Knit Picks
brought out Brava yarn which I thought would make a perfect pillow for a child's room. It's strong, but soft and great to knit.

The pillow is knit in two pieces and seamed. It is sized to fit over a 12in X 16in (30cm x 41cm) pillow form that can be found at a Michael's Craft Store.


20 stitches and 28 rows = 4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sample Finished Size: 18" (45 cm) long, 12" (30 cm) wide


  • Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted [100% Premium Acrylic; 218 yards/100g], 2 skeins black (MC) and 1 skein white (CC) or 1 skein of Glow-in-the-Dark (Bernat or other worsted weight brand).
  • Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) straights

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for weaving ends.
  • 12 X 16 in (30 x 41 cm) pillow form.