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Norah’s Knits: Handknit Pillows

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.

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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?


  1. 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?

    1. 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.

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