Six amazing patterns for your home
We all love knitting scarves, hats, and sweaters, but every once in a while it can be refreshing to take on a new creative challenge. Why not try knitting something to make your house feel more like a home? Here are six of Eric’s favorite home designs!
Maker Julie Richards has designed this adorable bunny rabbit tea cosy to keep your tea pot warm and your hands safe. This pattern is ideal for intermediate knitters and is a great introduction to simple colourwork. You will need two balls of Stylecraft Weekender Super Chunky in two colours of your choice and a little scrap of dark yarn for the face. The cosy is knitted in four parts: front, back and the two ears make up this cute and functional design.
If you’re more of a coffee person than a tea drinker, this great Sunrise Cafetiere Cosy from designer Louise Zass-Bangham might be just what you’re looking for. Made from 4-ply sport MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino, its rib-and-cable design allows for great insulation. The standard size will fit most 1L (2pt) cafetieres (aka French press). This cosy is a great pattern for those knitters who love a cable.
Three little owls sit at the center of this versatile waffle stitch pattern designed by Margaret MacInnis. This Waffling Owls pattern can be used for an afghan block swap, or as a trivet or dishcloth when made with cotton. Try it with Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted or you can swap it out for alternatives such as cotton or Vanna’s Choice.
Bring a bit of the seaside to your table with these beautifully-designed placemats by maker Anna Ravenscroft. The gorgeous mercerised cotton of Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK brings a subtle shine to the feather and fan lace pattern, and is great for intermediate knitters. You can choose between two color variations, and two different sizes, so you can mix and match and make a whole set!
Made from high-quality MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino pure wool yarn, these beautiful cushions are the perfect accent piece for any sofa, bed, or chair. This pattern uses honeycomb textured cables and ribs, and is a great first cable project, with no increases or decreases to think about!
After you’ve knitted all of these lovely patterns for your home, you deserve to sit back in your favorite chair and kick your feet up on this comfy Fabulous Floor Pouf designed by Anne Weil. Made with super chunky Cascade Magnum yarn, this 24 x 24″ pouf is great for intermediate to advanced knitters. If you’ve been wanting to learn to hand or arm knit, this pattern also includes instructions that will teach you these skills. Once you see how comfortable they are, and taking only a couple hours, you’ll definitely want to knit a few of these for your home. You simply fill the pouf with any soft filler like queen-size alternative-down comforter, recycled plastic bags, t-shirts, an old bean bag, quilting batting or poly-fil stuffing.
So try out these amazing patterns to add some great designs around your home, and be sure to share your results with us!
Last updated: August 26th, 2016.