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Arms Pillow

from Ruby Submarine
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Arms Pillow
Arms Pillow
Arms Pillow

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • work in the round
  • pick up stitches
  • increase and decrease

Pattern Description:

A soft case for a pillow with abstract applique swoopy tentacle shapes. Fits a 14" (35.5cm) or smaller square pillow.

Worked in the round on the bias from one corner, increasing to a wide point and then decreasing again to the final corner. Stitches are then picked up around the border to create the edging and buttonhole flap.

Appliques are knit separately and sewn on, either around the entire edge of the shape or leaving some spaces to let the shape roll a bit, creating a 3D effect.


18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits 14" pillowform


  • 420 yards MC
  • US 7 (4.5mm) circular needle
  • US 10 (6mm) circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

420 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

malabrigo worsted


Tuareg, Pagoda, Red mahogany