Hi Makers! Brenna from @brennaannhandmade here, with another super fun, FREE pattern for the home, made in collaboration with HobiumYarns! 🙂 Today’s tutorial features their lovely, Kartopu Elite Wool Grande yarn in this pretty burnt mustard color! They have SO many choices to choose from though, so pick your favorite to create your very own knit cable pillow too! 😉

Are you ready to get started? Great! Let’s go! 😉

(Finished cover fits an 18″x 18″ pillow insert)

Materials needed:

4 skeins of Kartopu Elite Wool Grande Yarn (it acually only takes 3 1/2 skiens to complete 1 pillow cover, so I would recommend purchasing 7 skeins & making 2 matching pillow covers! 😉

1 pair of 10mm knitting needles (straight or circular, whichever you prefer)

A cable needle

A tapestry needle

A pair of scissors

A 18″ x 18″ pillow insert



CO = cast on

K = knit

P = purl



(Knitting the pillow)

CO 40

Row 1: K7, P2, K7, P8, K7, P2, K7, turn.

Row 2: P7, K2, P7, K8, P7, K2, P2, turn.

Rows 3-9: Repeat rows 1 & 2, alternating.

Row 10: P7, K2, P7, Cable the next 8 stitches by transferring the next 4 st onto the cable needle,

then K 4,

next put the 4 st (on the cable needle) back on the left needle,

and then K those 4 st you just transferred back. Finally, finish the row by P7, K2, P7. Turn.

Rows 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90, 91-100: Repeat rows 1-10.

Rows 101-109: Repeat rows 1 & 2, alternating.

Row 110: CO in Row 2 pattern. Pull yarn through & cut, leaving a long tail for sewing.

(Sewing the pillow)

Step 1: Fold the pillow so the right sides are facing inwards towards each other, and thread the tapestry needle with the long tail.

Step 2: Next, seam up the sides as pictured.

Step 3: Turn the cover inside-out the right way, and put the pillow insert inside the cover. Finally, seam the opening together to close, cut yarn, and weave in all ends to finish.

Ta Da! You’re all finished! 🙂

Brenna Ann is the designer and maker behind BrennaAnnHandmade. She crochets & knits cozy pieces of knitwear and accessories at her handmade shop on Etsy. She also has a blog, YouTube channel, and shares behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram @BrennaAnnHandmade.

(3) Comments

Paula Purcell
13 November 2019

The second row should end with P7, not P2 as stated in the pattern, correct? I hope there are no other typos/mistakes in the pattern. Please advise. Thank you!

24 May 2021

Wow .... Knit Pillow cover ...first time see Knit Pillow cover amazing i love this cover ......Keep sharing such important posts.


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