I’m making a pillow that has a cabled front and stockinet the back. The pattern says that it is to measure 16" across. The front is measuring 16" (cast on 109), the back is measuring about 15" across (cast on 72).
When I drape the front over the 16" pillow form it seems as if the cables are stretching out so it may even fit an 18" pillow form width-wise ( I’d have to knit more rows to get 18" tall then. So my questions are:
- Should I go with a 16" pillow form (let the front be loos) and redo the back with more cast on stitches than the pattern calls for? I’m getting 4.25 stitches per inch but somehow with the 72 stitches it’s only measuring 14.25"- which makes no sense to me.
- Should I use a bigger pillow form and let the cables stretch out a bit? Still would need to redo the back.
- Also there’s a single crochet border I still need to do on both the back and front. Will this maybe help prevent the cables from stretching out?
This is my first cable project so I really have no idea