The Knitty Gritty:
Needles: Size 13, 16-inch circular and dpns
Yarn: Lionbrand Hometown Dallas Grey
Finished size: about 15 inches across
CO 5 sts onto dpns.
(CO 2 sts on first needle, 2 sts on the next, and then 1 st on the last one.) This part is slightly cumbersome because of the small number of stitches, but it gets better, I promise.
Place marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Join in the round.
Rnd 1: K2 in each stitch around. (10 sts)
Rnd 2: K1, kfb in next stitch, 5 times. (15 sts)
Rnd 3: K2, kfb in next stitch, 5 times. (20 sts)
Rnd 4: K3, kfb in next stitch, 5 times. (25 sts)
Switch to the 16-inch circulars once your sts fill the dpns.
Continue increasing in this way, adding 1 more knit stitch in between increases for each round, until you have at least 100 stitches total.
So, once you have 100 stitches on your needles:
Knit 7 garter ridges. (14 purl rows)
This is where you want to start filling the pillow with polyester fiberfill. I recommend filling the pillow with small pieces of fluff because this gives the pillow a smoother look. Fill periodically as you knit until desired fluffiness and be generous!
Begin decreases as follow:
Rnd 1: K18, k2tog, 5 times. (95 sts remaining)
Rnd 2: K17, k2tog, 5 times. (90 sts)
Rnd 3: K16, k2tog, 5 times. (85 sts)
Rnd 4: K15, k2tog, 5 times. (80 sts)
Rnd 5: K14, k2tog, 5 times. (75 sts)
Rnd 6: K13, k2tog, 5 times. (70 sts)
Rnd 7: K12, k2tog, 5 times. (65 sts)
Rnd 8: K11, k2tog, 5 times. (60 sts)
Switch back to dpns once the sts will not stretch around circular!
Continue in this way until you have only 5 stitches left. (Make sure to stuff the pillow full before finishing off!)
Thread a darning needle with the yarn end and pull through the last 5 sts to finish off. Tuck in the remaining tail of yarn and VOILA! It is finished! !