There are a lot of new yarns that Red Heart has been rolling out lately. I've been excited for all of these super fun stash enhancements, and have had the treat of designing for a few that will be released later on (FYI- they are STUNNING!). One of their new yarns that I knew I wanted to design for was Loop-It, a chunky boucle yarn. The best thing about Loop-It is that there are no tools required! all you need is a skein of yarn and your fingers to create fun and cozy projects. Once I learned about this fun and innovative yarn, my mind began to dream up ways to work with it that would be interesting and complex enough that even seasoned crafters would like to have a go at this super easy to use yarn. If you have followed me for any amount of time I'm sure you can guess what technique I was drawn to... cables!
That is where the Cassicaly Cabled Throw was born. Click through the photo of the throw to grab the pattern for free on Red Heart and shop the yarn. After I finished the throw, I had a few skeins left and I couldn't have them go to waste! What's better than a blanket? A matching set! Look below to find the Classically Cabled Pillow pattern!
Classically Cabled Throw Pillow
Count out 26 loops to use as cast on.
Row 1: Working from right to left, pull loops from working yarn through loops of cast on, [k2, p3, k6, p3] twice, k2. Do not turn work.
Row 2: Working from left to right, [k2, p3, k6, p3] twice, k2. Do not turn work.
Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Working from right to left, [k2, p3, C6F, p3] twice, k2. Do not turn work.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 7-36: Repeat rows 1-6 five times.
Rows 37-40: Repeat rows 1-4.
Bind off and weave in ends. For Bind off tutorial, click here.
Take remaining yarn and cut loops to create a single smooth strand of yarn around 4 feet long. Fold fabric in half to form square pillowcase. With wrong sides together, whipstitch along two open edges of the pillow using smooth yarn and a yarn needle. Insert pillow, finish seaming along remaining edge and weave in end.