Inspiration Lion Brand Luncheon Mats

Published on May 22nd, 2017 | by Merion


Great yarns for homeware!

When you’re knitting for your home, you need to use yarn that will last, and last, and last! Merion finds you some yarn that will look great and wear well!

Filling your home with hand made knits is the perfect opportunity to choose yarn that is both hardwearing and beautiful! It might be very important to you that your home knits are washable, and this is particularly important for blankets and cushion covers, or nursery accessories. You may have sensitivities to wool or other animal fibres, and prefer acrylics, or you may only want to fill your house with natural fibres.

Bergere de France Recyclaine

Bergere de France Recyclaine is made from the recycled fibres of their own yarns, and comes in nine natural shades. It’s a super chunky yarn, knitted on 9mm needles, which is perfect for speedy homeware! Th Heartstrings cushion  by The Lonely Sea, and will work up fast with any super chunky hard wearing yarn.  Cushions need to be especially hard wearing, especially when there are some cables in the design, creating a 3D effect.

cushion cables

Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky

Paintbox Yarns’ patterns are always free, and there are some fun homeware ideas! This gorgeous, washable, chunky acrylic comes in 60 shades, and is brilliantly affordable so you can knit this gorgeous striped throw in the colours that will complement your decor!

Paintbox Yarns simply chunky blanket

Hoooked Ribbon XL Solids

The Hoooked yarns are great fun to knit – and work up super fast, so they are perfect if you want to change your accessories in a hurry! This gorgeous Harlequin cushion pattern from Lorraine Hearn is simple to knit and grows fast!


Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton

Lion Brand is great for homeware. A perfect cotton yarn in a worsted weight that knits into handy dishcloths, place mats, and towels, Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton is designed for kitchen use, and is safe in the washing machine and dryer!  I love these gorgeous Luncheon Mats, designed with mosaic stitches – such an easy colour work method using slipped stitches!

Lion Brand Luncheon Mats

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

How many times have you needed to knit new home gift, quickly? Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick is just the easy care yarn for the job – in 31 fabulous shades, you’ll be able to find a colour that’s perfect! This Cable Comfort Throw is a perfect gift! It will knit up super fast in this luscious super chunky yarn!

Cable Comfort Throw

Cascade 220

The felting technique is fabulous for homeware!  If you use an 100% wool yarn, you can felt any project to create a really sturdy fabric, which is great for baskets, pet beds, and even slippers! Most felting can be done in the washing machine on a medium hot wash – the agitation and temperature cause the fibres to felt, producing this gorgeous, strong fabric. Cascade 220 is a versatile, 100% wool yarn that you can use for felting as well as any home knit that calls for a worsted or aran weight yarn. It comes in 159 shades, so if you want to embark on a project that requires multiple shades, this is the yarn for you! These Knit Wool Felt Graduated Ombre Pods/Bowls from MidKnits make a fantastic gift – quick to knit and full instructions are in the pattern for how to felt them.


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About the Author

Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: May 15th, 2018.

One Response to Great yarns for homeware!

  1. Lisa says:

    trying to download a few patterns from my libr.. & it just sits there & spins ………..!

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