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Norah’s Knits: Handknit Pillows

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The other day, I was  looking at all the beautiful handknit cabled pillows for sale on home decorating sites and yearning to have some in MY  living room.  I started out bemoaning the fact that we haven’t really concentrated on home decor at Berroco, when it struck me  – it would be easy to make pillows from a lot of our sweater patterns! Our size small sweaters are often 18″ across and it’s easy to find a down or foam insert that size.

These cabled sweaters would make great pillows.  I am thinking of  oatmeal or off white . I like the idea of leaving the ribbing on the bottom edge and adding it to the top edge as well.

From left to right:  Aquari, Perine, Retta

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Toria’s  big camp blanket–like pattern would make a cool addition to a lake house.


And for a splash of girly charm, take a look at Aneto.  The chunkiness of the yarn makes it as appropriate for a bold modern setting as it would be a more victorian room.

Aneto-0155 copy

Does this sound like a crazy scheme to you or a good way to play with a pattern and not have to worry about how it’s going to fit?

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a clever and easy solution!

    August 5, 2013
  2. txcatgirl #

    I love both of these sweater patterns so much, I couldn’t think of making a pillow until I’ve made the sweaters. Are they both in booklets?

    August 6, 2013
    • All of the sweaters shown in this post are in booklets. If you click on the images or the text links you’ll got to our web site and the booklet #’s are shown on those pages.

      August 13, 2013
  3. Carmel Blackman #

    Love that design.

    August 6, 2013
  4. I love this kind of thinking outside the square!

    August 6, 2013

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