Celtic Knotwork Pillow by Lisa Hannan Fox

Celtic Knotwork Pillow

April 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
350 - 375 yards (320 - 343 m)
12"x12" (30.5x30.5 cm)
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About the Pattern

Celtic knotwork decorates the front and back of this pillow, creating a beautiful accent for any home. The pillow can be knit as either a removable pillow cover with a button flap closure or a fully enclosed pillow with stuffing.

The finished dimensions are approximately 12” by 12” (30.5 by 30.5 cm).

Techniques required: Cable stitches, kitchener stitch (if making a closed pillow).


  • Size 7 US (4.5mm) needles (circular or double pointed for working in the round).
  • Approximately 350-375 yards (320-343 m) of worsted weight yarn.
  • Cable needle.
  • Needle to weave in ends.

If making a pillow cover with a button flap:

  • 12”x12” (30.5x30.5 cm) pillow form.
  • 3 approximately 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter buttons.
  • Needle and matching thread to attach buttons.

If making a closed pillow without a flap:

  • Stuffing or a 12”x12” (30.5x30.5 cm) pillow form.

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In versions 1.1 and prior, Row 2 of the written instructions for Chart 3 had an error. The row should read as follows:

Row 2 (RS): slwyib, k5, p4, c4f, p, co4, p, (c4f, p4) twice, c4f, p2, co4, p2, (c4f, p4) twice, c4f, p, co4, p, c4f, p4, k4, slwyif, p

The chart itself is correct.