Lumber Support

Shanalines Designs

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Lumber Support by Shanalines Designs | After creating my Logging Off pillow design for my son, my husband mentioned it would be fun to have a companion bolster pillow resembling a longer limb of a tree. My son asked my husband why he wanted a pillow other than the circular slice pillow I had already created, and my husband responded that this shape could be a good back pillow—for lumbar support. Almost immediately, my son said, “Lumbar support? MOM! You should make a long log pillow and call it LUMBER SUPPORT! Isn’t that a great idea??” I broke out into a smile and nodded vigorously in agreement and got to work on the design right away!

The length of this pillow is easily adjustable to meet your needs. The size shown fits conveniently nestled into a standard camping chair. It is possible to get a larger or smaller diameter finished pillow by adjusting needle size and yarn.

While I can’t confirm back support benefits to this particular pillow design, I CAN confirm that a LUMBER SUPPORT pillow will make you smile and provide a great conversation piece in your home or cabin décor.


  • 20 stitches & 26 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette in the round
  • 13.5 stitches & 16 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in fisherman’s rib in the round with thicker yarn (after stuffing)

Finished Measurements:

  • Circles: approx. 5” (13 cm) diameter
  • Stuffed pillow: approx. 6.5” (16.5 cm) diameter
  • Sample pillow length: 15” (38 cm)

Materials Used:

Patons Classic Wool Worsted, 100% Pure New Wool, 194 yd / 177 m per 100 g

  • MC1: Natural Mix (light brown) – 1 strand
  • MC2: Aran (natural) – 1 strand
  • Size shown requires less than 30 yd / 27 m of each color

Knit Picks City Tweed HW, 55% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed, 164 yd / 150 m per 100 g
Berroco Remix Light, 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen, 432 yd / 395 m per 100 g

  • CC: 1 strand of City Tweed HW in Orca with 1 strand of Remix Light in 6975 Earth
  • Size shown requires approximately 240 yd / 220 m of each color

Needle Size:

  • US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm) or longer for magic loop, or double-pointed needles or size needed to get gauge
  • Spare needle in same size, minimum length 32” (80 cm)

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Other Details: Techniques - Knit stitch, purl stitch, knit front and back increases, fisherman’s rib in the round, Kitchener stitch.