DIY Cable Knit Pillow | Step - by - Step Tutorial | Knitting House Square

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hello everyone and welcome back to my

channel in today's video I'm going to be

showing you how to make this cabled

pillowcase so this one isn't it so what

you need to know before watching this

video is just how to cast on knit and

purl and then the rest I'll show you

along the way so we're gonna start off

casting on this piece is knit flat

spring a cast on then I'm going to show

you the cable repeat which we just go

over and over again until we reach our

desired length we bind off and then I'm

going to show you how I seam it together

and overlap the two pieces with buttons

so that it creates a cute back and also

inside I just have a regular pillow form

inside so you just leave one of those as

well so yeah I think these make great

gifts this one's actually just for my

apartment but it's really easy to just

find some bulky weight yarn that matches

your apartment and then make one of

these a really in style right now so I

thought this would be a fun video if you

have any comments or questions please

feel free to leave them down below

you're also going to find the full

written version of this pattern down the

description box so feel free to check

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the materials you need for this project

are scissors a cable needle a size-13

knitting needle and you this one is knit


I just prefer to use circular knitting

needles when knitting but you can use

straight or circular knitting needles

again a size us 13 and then this is the

pillow form I'm using I got this one off

of Amazon it is should say someone here

16 inches by 16 inches and I found this

pillow insert works really well so I'll

be sure to link this one down below with

the rest of the materials I'm gonna be

using this stitch Studio by nichole yarn

this yarn is super bulky and it

recommends the size u.s. 13 which is the

size I'm using for this project and in

total to make my sized pillow I used one

ball of the skerin so one ball this yarn

is 260 yards and this colorway is move

to start off I'm going to use the

longtail cast on method to cast on a

total of 44 stitches

and for this project you can use any

cast on method you'd like this one is

just my preferred cast on method

now that I finished casting on I'm ready

to be in my first row so down in the

description box below you're gonna find

the full of written version of this

pattern and the pattern is gonna come

two versions there's either going to be

each row written out or there's also a

charted version so whichever you prefer

to follow so the pattern on this first


I'll put it along the bottom of the

screen tube so it's easier to follow

what I'm saying

but it's Perl 9 knit 9 purl 8 knit 9 and

then purl 9

now I finished go across row 1 and this

is going to be the front side of our

work so on each set of these 9 knit

stitches is where we're gonna begin

cabling later on now I'm ready to begin

Row 2 so just turn their work so this

row is gonna be the opposite it's gonna

be knit 9 purl 9 knit 8 purl 9 mid line

now Row three it's the same as rope one

so I'm going to purl nine knit nine purl

8 knit 9 purl nine and the reason we're

doing all these setup rows before we

start the cable is because if you do the

cable too close to the cast on you got

to twist in the base of your fabric and

I want to prevent that and have it lie

flat so we're just doing all these

little setup rows first so now I'm gonna

work Row three now the last setup row

before we begin cabling it's just room

for which is repeat of Row two so I'm

going to knit 9 purl 9 knit 8 purl 9

knit 9


for the first cable row which is row

five I'm first going to purl 9 and then

once I get to that knit portion is where

I'm going to be in the cable

so for this first cable I'm going to

take the next three stitches and slide

them onto my cable needle now I'm going

to hold them in the front of my work I'm

going to knit into the next three

stitches on my left hand needle

and now I'm going to knit the three

stitches from my cable needle


there are three more net stitches in

this section so I'm going to knit the

next three

pearl the eight Center stitches

and now in this knit portion I'm again

gonna slip the first three stitches onto

my cable needle hold them in front

knit three stitches from my left hand


then knit the three stitches from my

cable needle

now again I'm going to knit the last

three stitches in that little portion

and then purl the remaining nine


once I finish row 5 I'm not just going

to work three rows in pattern it's what

that means is I'm just going to work

knit stitches

wherever there's knit stitches below it

and then purl stitches wherever there's

purl stitches below it for three rows

and then once I'm back to row nine I'm

going to show you the next cable stitch

but for right now I'm just gonna put up

on the screen what the next three rows

are written out

I'm back to row nine and I know I'm on

the side I want to cable on again

because I can see my first cable down

here at the bottom so to start out row

nine I'm gonna purl across the first

nine stitches

and now I'm going to knit the first

three stitches

I'm going to take my cable needle and

slide the next three stitches then hold

them in the back knit the next three

stitches for my left-hand needle

and now knit the three stitches from my

cable needle

I'm gonna pearl the center eight


I'm going to knit the next three


take the next three stitches from my

left-hand needle slide them on to the

cable needle hold them in the back of my

work knit three stitches for my

left-hand needle

and now knit the three stitches from my

cable needle

now lastly I'm gonna pearl the remaining

nine stitches now that we finished row

nine we're ready to be in our repeats so

the repeat here goes from Row two

through row nine the reason we don't

repeat Row one is because Row one was

just a setup row so again you're gonna

want to repeat rows 2 through 9 over and

over again and the full length you're

gonna want to achieve is 34 inches so I

typically measure that from the bottom

edge to the bottom of my corridor

knitting needle and when you finish

knitting at that 34 inches you're don't

want to be on either a row 4 or row 8 so

basically you want to finish one row

before you would cable so I'll catch

back up with you

once I've knit the 34 inches and I've

just finished a row 4 or row 8

so I just finished knitting my 34 inches

and I finished on a row where the next

row when I went across here I would have

cabled so basically like one row before

my next cable and now I'm just going to

cast off I'm gonna cast off in pattern

so I'm going to purl the first stitch

purl the second stitch and now take that

first stitch on the right needle pass it

up over and off the needle

so just cast off one the next stitch on

my left-hand needle is another purl

stitch so again I'm gonna purl that

stitch and now pass the previous stitch

on my right hand needle up over and off

again the next stitch on my left-hand

needle is a purl stitch so I'm going to

follow the same steps again and I'm

going to keep on doing this until the

next stitch on my left-hand needle is a

knit stitch


now my next stitch is a knit stitch so

I'm just gonna bring my yarn to the back

and repeat the same steps where I knit

the next stitch from my left needle then

slide the previous stitch up over and

off so you just want to keep on working

in pattern by doing whatever the stitch

is that's on your left hand needle so

knit stitches are the ones without the

bumps in front and then the purl

stitches are the ones with the bumps so

I'm going to continue going all the way

across this row casting off in the

pattern once you only have one stitch

remaining on your right needle I just

pull on that stitch take my needle out

and I'm gonna cut my yarn I usually

leave about an 8 to 10 inch tail and

then lastly thread the tail through that


to see the pillow I'm gonna be using a

tapestry needle for removable stitch

markers and either just so I can hold it

in place and make sure it doesn't twist

or anything as I'm seaming it a ruler

and then lastly a pair of scissors so to

start figuring out how to seam it start

with your pillowcase laying flat on a

table with the cable stitch down and now

you want to take your two ends and fold

them in towards each other

and it doesn't matter which end ends up

on top now I like to make sure that the

sides line up for just about three

inches so I'm just going to use my ruler

to make sure I'm getting three inches

then I'm going to mark that 3-inch spot

with a stitch marker so first put it

through the bottom layer and then line

up the top corner right in that same

place I'm going to turn and do the same

thing on the other side I need three



and then again line up the top corner

right where that stitch marker is and

now I'm gonna take the tail and I'm

gonna seam these two pieces together all

the way along this very most outer edge

and I want to make sure I stay close to

this edge because eventually we're gonna

have to tuck this inside the pillow and

I don't want there to be a big bump so

I'm actually just going to use the

little bits of tail that I have left

and thread my tapestry needle and again

I'm going to want to go as close to the

edge as possible and this can be really

just roughly done because this is all

going to be on the inside of the pillow

and once I finish I'm going to take off

the stitch marker

and now I'm going to tie that in place

to secure it so I'm just gonna loop

under any one of those strands that's

towards the end

and the most are just going to weave in

this end while I'm over here

and now I'm going to repeat the same

process on the second side

the next thing I want to do is I just

want to make sure that this overlap is

right in the center so that looks like a

good spot and now I'm just gonna take

the little stitch markers again and just

hold the two sides together in please


I'm gonna cut myself a strand of yarn

and I always like to have extra so

probably gonna cut mine about a yard

long thread my tapestry needle and now

pick one of the sides just start seaming

so when I lay down the pillow I'm

actually going to want to fold it and

half the other way now

so that basically I'm looking at one

seam right up the center and I'm going

to want to start at the bottom corner so

I'm actually just going to tie this

piece of yarn into the center

and this will be on the inside of the

pillow so it doesn't matter how nice it

looks and I'm going to thread my yarn to

the outside

the hardest part is down here at the

bottom so what I like to do is I like to

fold the two edges so they're flat

against each other and now I'm just

going to take my yarn from the one side

and thread it underneath the bottom most

purl stitch on the other side

now go back over to the other side and

just keep on going underneath each of

the purl stitches and I don't like to

get the one that's directly on the edge

so you see how there's a bump there

which is like right up on this edge I

like to go one in and now I'm going to

continue seaming all the way up this


another thing that I do too is I

actually go a couple stitches before I

pull the yarn a little tighter so the

goal is to make it kind of blend in as

if they are just more purl stitches and

there isn't a seam going up along here

but the seam will actually add a little

bit of structure

so there's just a little bit I've done

so far and you can see that it just

blends right in with the rest of the

purl stitches

once you get to the portion with the two

layers you just want to keep on going

only picking up the one stitch in that's

on this top layer so I'm actually this

first gonna start on the cast on edge

and then start again picking up only the

purl stitch on the top layer as I get

closer to the end I'm going to keep

going as far up as I can get

and now for this last one I'm actually

just gonna kind of grab on to that last

little corner stitch and then thread my

needle to the inside


want to make it so that the corner

doesn't have a big point and now again

I'm just gonna tie this in place on the

inside and then weave in the end

now I'm gonna repeat those same steps on

the second side the final step is to

stow on the buttons so the buttons I've

chosen I picked up at Joanns and these

ones measure one inch by one and 3/4

inches and you can check of your button

to work by just finding one of the holes

in your work so there's a hole every

time there's a cable cross and just see

if the button will fit through the holes

so this one does I also just thought

this shape would look cute so I picked

up two of these you're need a pair of

scissors then you're gonna need a

tapestry needle and I did make sure that

the tapestry needle fit through the

buttons and then lastly I have some

thread you can use whatever color you'd

like this is just one I had on hand so I

decided to use it for this project I

think it'll blend in very nicely so now

I'm gonna get started sewing on the

buttons the buttons are going to be sewn

on to the bottom layer so I just pick up

that top flap and the place I like to

sew them on is right up here so

essentially you have this first cable

and then you have this second cable so I

like to do it right in the middle where

there's just solid fabric right there so

I'm gonna sew on my first button right

there and then my second button on the

exact same place on the other side so

it's kind of like you have solid fabric

down here you have a cable cable hole

right there and then it's right above

that it's where I like to sew them on so

I'm going to sew these on using my

thread so first I just want to tie the

thread onto the work to get it started

so I'm just gonna mark this with both of

my fingers and then secure the thread by

just tying it on there and again this is

the inside of the pillow

so it doesn't have to be all that neat

died a bunch of times

okay now I'm gonna weed my tapestry

needle back through and so on my button

once I'm finished I'm again just gonna

tie a knot and now sew on the second


and now I'm going to add my pillow form

to the project this pillow form I got

off of Amazon and I'll link this one

down below

when you first put it on you're gonna

have to tell get the back of the

pillowcase a little bit just to give

yourself a little extra room and now you

want to close it up and you can choose

any one of the holes that are formed

from the cable on the other side I'm

just gonna try the first one and the

nice thing about this method too is that

as the pillowcase stretches I found that

with a lot of the store-bought one still

the case kind of grows as it gets a

little older so you can always tighten

it up by just moving the buttons to a

different spot yes there are my finished

buttons on the back of the pillow here

is my finished pillowcase down the

description box below you're gonna find

the full written version of this pattern

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