Arm Knit Lace Pillow in Woman’s Day

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These yellow arm knit lace pillows are from a pattern in my book Knitting Without Needles. I was thrilled to find out a few months ago that Woman’s Day wanted to feature them in their spring issue.

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They sent me yellow pillows and asked me to find yarn to match. I was a bit dismayed at the prospect  (yellow can be tough!) But, luckily, I found some good choices. Cascade Magnum, which is a little bulkier than what I used for the arm knit lace pillow project in the book, has a wide range of colors, and had two yellows that worked!  I adjusted the pattern to use 3 strands at a time instead of 5, and I think they turned out beautifully!

Arm Knit Lace Pillow

When I received the magazine, I was excited to discover that the arm knit lace pillow was also featured on the Contents page! What a thrill. Check out the rest of the issue – lots of fun bright spring-y things to enjoy!

Arm Knit Lace Pillow

If you had told me a few years ago that one of my projects would be featured in a major national magazine, I would hardly have believed you. It amazes me what you can accomplish if you have a vision, and keep moving towards it.  My father always said to me, “Just pick away at it, and little by little you’ll make more progress than you realize.” I’m such a hard worker, I’m always thinking about what I want to accomplish next, and pondering where I want to go. Sometimes, I forget to pause for a second and just celebrate how far I’ve come.

So hip, hip, hooray for seeing my work in the glory of shopping aisle pages! And, here’s hoping that you are working on your dreams coming true as well!  Tell me, what’s your goal? Or, tell me what height you’re amazed and proud of yourself for obtaining. I want to know!



  1. Congratulations, Anne! Well deserved. 🙂 This pillow is on my to-make list from your book. I love the look!

    • Thanks so much Lee Ann! I’m so glad you like it!!

  2. Beatriz Ruiz

    Hola, me encanta vuestro libro “tejer sin agujas”, no lo tenéis en español? Para mi en inglés me cuesta mucho entenderlo y si pudiera conseguirlo en español sería maravilloso, si hay alguna posibilidad por favor decírmelo. Muchas gracias

    • I’m sorry Beatriz, it is not available in Spanish! Maybe some day!!

  3. Oh my gosh! I love this and think I may be able to conquer it (gah!) Arm knitting scares me a bit.
    I love the projects on this site and I’m so glad I found it. Yay!

    • Hi! I’m so glad you do!! Arm knitting is totally doable. You can do it!!
      xo Anne

  4. Pat Schwab

    Anne, Congrats! The pillow looks gorgeous in the magazine photo. So awesome to see your work in a major magazine. Pat S

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    • Kath! I think it looks awesome!!! I’m so impressed. It looks beautiful.

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