During the recent years knitting has become more and more popular not only in clothes fashion but also as a way of decorating your home. Knitting brings warmth and cosiness in a place. Here are a few ideas and advices on how to most properly use it in your dwelling.
Knitting and your furniture
Knitting is a wonderful way to renovate your old furniture and even to make new one. Knitted tools have become more and more popular recently and they are a wonderful addition to your children’s room. For your bedroom or hall sofa you can use knitted coverings instead of the traditional ones. Knitting is a perfect solution if your furniture is a bit old. Cover it with knitting but have in mind that it is more difficult to clean
If you use knitting instead of traditional carpet for your rooms you will be surprised of the great change you will immediately notice. A knitted carpet on your bedroom floor will not only look romantic and cosy but will also warm your feet when you get up and step on it. It looks both stylish and beautiful.
Knitting is a wonderful means of creating specific atmosphere in your place. The secret here is to use it not everywhere but in the tiny but important details. You can even use knitting to create seasonal home decoration. Knitted flowers are suitable for spring while sea themes are a perfect choice for summer. Leaves made of coloured yarn are a wonderful addition for your autumn decoration and knitted snowflakes are the best choice for winter.
A few more ideas of how to use knitting in your home decoration:
- Make tiny knitted “socks” for your chairs’ and tables’ legs. They will look fashionable and will prevent the carpet from scratches.
- Knitted glass pads are also a smart decision
- You can use yarn to make pillow cases for the vases – this type of decoration is very suitable for the cold winter months.
- A couple of colored balls of yarn look extremely fashionable in a tall, glass vase.
- For Christmas you can make a wreath of colored yarn using traditional festive colors – red, green and white.
How to properly take care of the knitting?
You may store it in moving boxes or if you have purchased it carefully examine the label from the store as it will explain the best way to take care of it. If there is no label or you are the one who have created it, find out more about the yarn it is made of so that you can know how to properly wash and iron it.
Some knitting should be washed in cool water only while others – in hot one. Wash them well and use special fabric softener to keep the knitting soft for as long as possible.
Bio: Ella Andrews is a content writer who has great flair for decoration and interior design. She is always searching for new challenges. Therefore her present article is focused on exterior home design related theme.
-Loops & Threads Impeccable (Solids 128g/4.5oz; 245m/268yds)
1 ball each of:
-Q Contrast A (01040 Black)
-Contrast B (01005 White or 01008 Aran)
-Contrast C (01436 Cherry)
-Contrast D (01630 Pumpkin)
-Set of four size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed knitting
needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in stocking st.
With A, cast on 12 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st. 1st rnd: ;inc 1. K2) 4 times. 16 sts. 2nd rnd: Knit. 3rd rnd: (Inc 1. K3) 4 times. 20 sts. 4th rnd: Knit. Inc 4 sts on next and follow alt rnd once more. 28 sts. Knit 14 rnds even.
Shape neck and head: 1 st rnd: (K2tog. K5) 4 times. 24 sts.
2nd rnd: (K2tog. K4) 4 times. 20 sts.
3rd rnd: (K2tog. K3) 4 times. 16 sts. 4th md: <K2tog. K2) 4 times.
12 sts. 5th rnd: Inc 1 st in each st around. 24 sts.
Knit 9 rnds even. Stuff Body.
1st rnd: ;K2tog. K4) 4 times. 20 sts. 2nd rnd: (K2tog. K3) 4 times.
16 sts. 3rd rnd: (K2tog. K2) 4 times. 12 sts.
4th rnd: (K2tog. Kl) 4 times. 8 sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts
and fasten securely.
“Belly”: With B and pair of needles, cast on 5 sts.
**1 st row: (RS). Inc 1. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1. Kl. 7 sts. 2nd row:
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 11 sts.**
Work 15 rows even in stocking st.
Shape “Face”: 1st row: (RS). (ssk) twice. K3. (K2tog) twice. 7 sts. 2nd row: Purl. 3rd row: (Inc 1. Kl) 3 times. Inc 1.11 sts. Beg with a purl row, work 5 rows stocking st.
Next row: K5 Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: P5 Next row: ssk. Kl. K2tog.
Next row: P3tog. Fasten off”
With RS facing, join B to rem sts. ssk. K4.5 sts.
Work from “” to *” as given above.
Sew “Belly/Face” in position.
Wings (make 2): With A and pair of needles, cast on 2 sts.
1strow:(RS).Kl.lnc 1 st in last St. 3 sts.
2nd row: Knit. 3rd row: Knit to last St. Inc 1 st in last St.
4th row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 9 sts.
Knit 9 rows even. Cast off. Sew cast off edge at neck,
placing shaped edge of Wing towards back.
Scarf: With C and pair of needles, cast on 40 sts.
Knit 3 rows (garter st). Cast off.
Knot 2 strands of C into fringe 2″ (5 cm) long.
Trim Fringe. With A, embroider eyes using French Knot.
With D, embroider beak using Bullion St.
Feet (make 2): With D and pair of needles, cast on 5 sts.
1 st row: (RS). Cast off 3 sts. K2 (including st on
needle after cast off). 2nd row: K2 3rd row: Cast on 3 sts. K5.
5th to 7th rows: As 1 st to 3rd rows.
Cast off (WS). Sew Feet to Body.
alt = alternate(ing).
beg = beginning.
cont = continue(ity).
k = knit.
k2tog = knit next
2 stitches together.
inc 1 st = knit into front and back of next stitch.
p = purl.
p2(3)tog = purl next 2(3) stitches together.
rem = remaining.
rep = repeat.
rs = right side.
rnd(s) = round(s).
ssk = slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, then knit through back loops together.
st(s) = stitchfes).
ws = Wrong side.