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FREEBIE Celtic Knot Pillow

Celtic Knot Pillow

The Celtic Knot Pillow is a very clever little project that is so super simple it’s perfect for the cottage or travel. It’s basically a long tube which is then stuffed, twisted up into a knot, and joined. If your skills are minimal you can seam it and place the seam on the underside. If you’re feeling a bit more knitterly you can use a provisional cast-on and graft your pillow using kitchener stitch.

Yarn Options

You can use any of the following yarns for your project …

Cascade 220 Solids or Cascade 220 Heathers: 4 skeins (2 strands held together)

Berroco Vintage Chunky: 3 skeins

Malabrigo Chunky: 4 skeins


Other Materials



FREEBIE Cabled Cushion Cover

Cabled Cushion Cover

Not everyone is a garment knitter, especially in warm weather, but never fear, inspiration still abounds!  Summer is a great time to slow down and fluff up your nest. Great cushions are hard to find, but are easy to make.  I love cables, they’re classic, never dated, and  go with EVERYTHING.

Pillow covers also offer a great opportunity to play around with cables without committing to a large garment. The project is just enough knitting, finishing is minimal, fit isn’t an issue, and you can use any number of different yarns. The classic kettle dyed Malabrigo Merino Worsted  would be scrumptious, as would it’s machine washable cousin Malabrigo Rios. If you want machine washability Berroco Vintage is a cost effective choice, or for a cotton try Cascade Avalon. For something more textured and interesting consider Mineville Wool Angora (hold 2 strands together), Noro Silk Garden Solo (it’s on Clearance), or tweedy Queensland Kathmandu Aran. Whatever you choose I don’t think you can go wrong.



Yarn Options

You can use any of these yarns for this project:

Malabrigo Merino Worsted  4 skeins

Malabrigo Rios  (machine wash) 4 skeins

Berroco Vintage  (machine wash)  4 skeins

Cascade Avalon (cotton, machine wash)  5 skeins

Mineville Wool Angora (hold 2 strands together) 3 skeins

Noro Silk Garden Solo (tweedy & on sale)  8 skeins

Queensland Kathmandu Aran (tweedy) 4 skeins



  • FREE Pattern
  • 4.5mm/US7 or 5mm/US8 needles (or side to obtain a gauge you like)
  • 6 buttons
  • Tapestry/Darning needle
  • Pillow form


New FREE Pattern Random Stripe Pillow

This pillow cover is designed with knitterly pleasure in mind – there are no seams and there is no sewing involved. All of the techniques used (which aren’t all that special) are listed below and have links to good explanations/tutorials, some of which are pictorial, and some have videos.

16” x 16” with pillow form
15.5 sts & 26.5 rows = 4”/10cm
° MC: 2 skeins Noro Silk Garden, colour 245
° Pillow Form: 15 inches
° Buttons & sewing thread that matches buttons (ours were 28cm or just over 1”)
° Snaps (black) and matching thread
° 2 Stitch Markers (the locking type are best, we like Clover 353)
° Sewing Needle
° Dice or random number generator smartphone app
° Scrap Yarn
° 4mm crochet hook (for cast on)

Four Cables Pillow

I really like the simplicity of this pillow. Cables – good. Super Bulky yarn – good. 

  • 2 skeins Cascade Magnum
  • 10mm-29″ circular needles

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