Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with Cable

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:: Easy Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with Cable :: Love this!!!

I am a particularly lucky girl. For many reasons, but one of them is my awesome knit bed spread. About 2 years ago, picked up a chunky white knitted cotton bed cover. At Ikea. Nice, you might think. But ‘very nice’ was the price tag of cover with simple knitting pattern: $10! There’s $100+ worth of cotton yarn in there. Yes, I’d found it in the ‘Returns’-section of the shop where you can sometimes find good deals. In perfect condition. Maybe it had been a floor prop, or maybe it was a return. It was in perfect condition.

One thing leads to the next: once you have a knitted bed cover, all you see is free cushion knitting patterns to make some lovely pillows that match the bed cover, right?


Simple Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with Cable



The nicest free cushion knitting pattern I have found so far, is ths gorgeous cable knit pillow. Just looking at it makes you feel warm and cozy. Knitting a pillow case is something that anyone can do. It’s basically a square piece of knitwear, measuring about 45 by 45 cm.


Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with Cable

Tip: Personally, rather than knitting the front and the back of a pillow, I knit two fronts and use a plain, simple piece of fabric for the back of my pillow cases. Gives you 2 pillows for the price/labor of 1. That’s how I think/work, in any case.

A Yarn about Suitable Knitting Yarn for this Pillow

The knitting pattern suggests for you to knit both the front and the back of your pillow. Int his case, you’ll need 10 skeins of PATONS INCA 50g balls of 50% Wool, 30% Acrylic and 20% Alpaca.

What Can I Use instead of Patons Inca Yarn?

As this yarn has been replaced by newer yarns, you can substitute it easily for a yarn found here at my affiliate’s yarn stash: any Wool Tweed DK should do be just fine.

Free Cushion Knitting Pattern

Without any further ado: here is the link to your cabled cushion free knitting pattern: NZ House and Garden

photo credit: Paton yarn

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  1. Hey! This is a gorgeous pattern, but when I click the link provided, it doesn’t take me to the pattern. Is there another link you may have?

  2. Hi, I updated the link to the pattern for you. It’s pretty simple. ~ Rose

  3. Hi,
    confused by set-up row.. do you just do YO/YO/P1 three times for the repeat? (I tried it but i have too many stitches left after the remaining K5, P12).
    Please explain!
    Thank you!

  4. Hi Michele.
    First up, it’s not my pattern but Better Homes and Garden. OK. I had a look at the pattern and I can see the confusion. At the starting row, it’s easy to misinterpret their instructions to be 12,5 15,5 12. But what they mean is that you have to double increase at that centre section, which boosts the stitches from 15 to 20. And of course, THROUGHOUT the pattern, you’ll have to think about what they meant and not what they wrote……. EG At the end; Double decrease, and you’ll be fine. I think that’s why they took the pattern off their site as it’s a super simple motif that’s written up in an unclear way. Hope my corrections here help you.

  5. thank you for the reply – i appreciate it since it’s not your pattern and i have not been able to contact them to ask. if you wouldn’t mind one last tip: i am not a skilled knitter (though i do know cabling i;m not great with the lingo).. when you say ‘double increase’ do you mean YOs?

    again, i truly appreciate your reply even though it’s not your pattern.

    thank you

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