Knitted Port Pillow by Charlotte Yarn

Knitted Port Pillow

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
One size
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This pattern is available for free: port_pillow.pdf

Port-a-Cath or Catheter Port pillow to protect medical ports from seatbelts. Size is recommended by the Levine Cancer Institute. My husband has been using a sewn version for some time and it’s very welcome, especially after infusions.

Pillow is knitted flat, ties are added during knitting using e-cast on and basic cast off. Then item is folded in half, sides are sewn, piece is stuffed with poly-fill on open side, then pillow is sewn shut.

Sizing allows pillow to be easily tied onto a seatbelt and positioned.

Could be easily adapted to knit in the round.

Items needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn (likely not a full skien)
  • Knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • Poly-fill (a good handful)

Link to pattern at Charlotte Yarn website