I know these posts are right on top of each other, but the projects were actually finished a couple weeks apart. This one I finished up last night.
I've told people at work that if they want something they just have to buy me the yarn. Keva was the first to take me up on it! I originally started trying a more complicated pattern, but the yarn just wasn't conducive to that. So I went with some simple stripes.
The pattern: cast on 45 on #7 needles, stockinette for 4 rows (there and back), reverse stockinette for 1 row (there and back) repeat! I repeated the pattern 16 times and ended up with a 12"x24" piece of fabric just like the other pillow. It was slightly loose around the 12 inch pillow form, but not big enough for a 14 inch pillow. So maybe 40 or 42 stiches for a 12 inch pillow? Or 15 repeats of the pattern instead of 16? It wasn't horrible, just a little more space than I would have liked.
The yarn: It was some blue TLC Amore (by Red Heart). It's very soft and there's lots of little loops all through the yarn. So it's hard to see the stitch you just did! But it ends up really soft and fluffy. And the mattress stitch bits are invisible just because of the yarn. So it's ok if you screw up with this yarn!