Sunday, May 11, 2014

Free Knitting Pattern: Cabled Throw Pillow Cover

It's finished!

I'm pretty proud of my cabled throw pillow cover. It's made using a super-bulky yarn for a quicker knit. 

I just love super-bulky yarns because they can make projects almost instantly gratifying. Since I'm adding pops of color to our office without spending too much money, I used Lion Brand Hometown USA super-bulky yarn. It's about $3.00 a skein at Wal-Mart. The throw pillow is leftover from my first apartment in college. 

Cabled Throw Pillow Cover


17" Square Throw Pillow*

Size 15 Needles

3 Skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA Solids & Multis in color of your choice (I used Monterey Lime)
250 yards of Super Bulky yarn of your choice

Cable needle

Large-eyed tapestry needle for seaming

*This pattern should fit a smaller pillow and will probably stretch to fit up to a 19" square pillow. To add more width to the pattern, add stitches in multiples of 4 with 1 stitch on the left side of the cables and purls and 3 stitches on the right side (right and left side as you are looking at the right side of the work, as pictured.) Each multiple of 4 will add about 2 inches in width, but remember that some of that will be used when seaming the sides of the pillow. Remember to buy more yarn if you are modifying your case for size!

Gauge is not vital to this project, but it is about 4st = 2 inches

Long-tail cast-on 50 stitches.  Leave a long tail for seaming ends together. Odd numbered rows are wrong side rows.

Using a slip-stitch edging may help you when you are seaming the sides. If you choose to do this, slip the first stitch of every row purl-wise with yarn in front.

Rounds 1,3,5:    P7, (K3, P6) x2, K3, P22
Rounds 2,4:       K22 (P3, K6) x2, P3, K7
Round 6:           K22 (P3, C6F) x2, P3, K7

Repeat rows 1-6 until piece measures 34-36" or desired length to fit your pillow. End on row 2. Bind off in pattern.

Weave in ends from changing skeins. Sew cast-on and bind-off edges together, being careful to line up knit, purl, and cabled areas. Using mattress stitch, stitch up one side. Insert pillow. Use mattress stitch and stitch the cover closed over the pillow.

Enjoy your bright new throw pillow!

This pattern is free for personal and charity use. You may sell items made from this pattern as long as you give me credit as the designer. If you wish to share my pattern, please link to this post. Do not copy this pattern in part or in whole.

This pattern has not been test knit by anyone other than myself. If you have trouble with the pattern or find any errors, please let me know! I will correct them as soon as possible.

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding the pattern in the comments. I will do my best to help you out!

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