Sophisticated Cables Pillow: Caspian Cables Version

Up your cable game by knitting this version of the Sophisticated Cables Throw. This version has five cables instead of the original three. Add a bit of sophistication to your living space with this easy cabled pillow. This design features a classic cabled center panel along with a little twist in texture. Finished with an I-cord edging in a darker blue, this pillow is perfect for styling any room.

View the original pattern here:

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 13” square to fit a 14” square pillow form

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.


Medium weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Swish Wool of the Andes (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yards [101 meters]/50 grams): 26339 Cadet (MC, 4 balls), 26300 Solstice Heather (CC, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) straight or 24” circular, US size 7 (4.5 mm) set of 2 DPNs

Notions: cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (optional); 14” pillow form

Special Stitches

8-st LC – Sl 4 sts on cn and hold to front, k4, k4 from cn.

Applied I-Cord – With 1 DPN and starting at any corner, CO 3 sts, *with left tip of needle, pickup 1 st along edge of pillow (4 sts on needle), slide sts to other end (right tip) of needle ready to knit sts, k2, k2tog tbl; rep from * around pillow, picking up 3 sts in each corner.

Pattern Notes

The pillow is worked flat in pieces from the bottom-up and seamed using Mattress Stitch with the right sides out. Once the pillow form is encased, the applied i-cord is worked around the edge.



With MC, CO 78 sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Row 1 (RS): K20, p4, k8, p3, k8, p3, k8, p4, k20.

Row 2 (WS): P20, k4, p30, k4, p20.

Rows 3-8: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 9: K20, p4, 8-st LC, p3, 8-st LC, p3, 8-st LC, p4, k20.

Row 10: P20, k4, p30, k4, p20.

Rep Rows 1-10 rows until piece meas 13”, ending with Row 10.

Knit 3 rows.

Loosely BO all sts.


With MC, CO 78 sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Work in St st, starting with a RS knit row until piece meas 13”, ending with a WS row.

Knit 3 rows.

Loosely BO all sts.


Weave in all ends. Block each piece.


Place back and front pieces together with wrong sides facing and seam three sides using the Mattress Stitch method.

Place pillow form inside and seam along the last side.

With CC, work Applied I-Cord around pillow. Stitch the ends together.

Weave in any rem ends.

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  • The instructions appear to be for a three cable pillow. I don’t see the five cables as in picture. Please help


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