Many of us knit garments and accessories, but not home decor pieces. Kelley is working on her Cable Channel Knit-Along project, which is a pillow cover, and it got me thinking about all of the cool projects you can knit to bring your love of fiber into your home.
Get your knit decor on with six of my favorite patterns from Alpaca Direct! From pillows to blankets to a knit trophy we've got something to brighten up your home.
Add a POP! to your decor with this Missoni-inspired pillow. It's knit from Mille Colori Baby, which comes in a variety of colors, one of which is sure to fit into your color scheme. There's a matching blanket pattern, too, if you really want to up the style quotient!
I love these! These tealight covers are beautiful little projects to make for gifts.
Knit them up in a metallic silver or gold and they're perfect holiday decor. You'll love the shadows the lacework creates when the candle light shines through. Really special.
Use up your scraps of DK-weight yarn, or get some of our closeout Debbie Bliss Cashmerino at a great price.
This pretty pillow would compliment any room, but I love it as a bedroom accent pillow. Knit from Universal Uptown Bulky, you can make the Four Leaves Pillow for under 12 bucks! The finished measurement is 12" x 12", so it's a versatile size.
This is a free pattern!
Inspired by the patterning of tin ceilings in old farmhouses, this gorgeous blanket is knit with variegated yarn to create a classic stranded colorwork throw.
The finished blanket is about 34” x 39” after blocking, so it's the perfect size for draping across the back of your couch or snuggling under for an afternoon read. You can alter the size of Tin Ceiling to make a shawl, or even a bed-size blanket. Use any DK-weight yarn for this project, but we suggest HiKoo Llamor, which comes in an amazing array of colors.
This one might be my favorite! It's a wonderful conversation-piece that adds a touch of whimsy to any room. I would love to see My Deer in a nursery, with a blue or pink bow. Cutenesss! This pattern is knitted in the round with no seaming, and the ears and antlers are knitted separately. The head is felted, to give it the stability it needs to hang correctly on the wall.
Use a feltable worsted-weight yarn (such as Cascade 220) to get the a trophy that measures about 12" x 8" when finished.
This large, circular, GORGOEOUS blanket really makes a statement. Use Burst on a bed or folded in half on the back of a couch. To make a large blanket (88" circumference), use worsted-weight Universal Uptown Worsted, and for a smaller version (68" circumference), use Universal Uptown DK. Both are washable and hard-wearing.
Claire knit her tea cozy in honor of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate). It's so darling, isn't it? Knit it up in any DK-weight yarn, such as Universal Bamboo Pop, HiKoo Sueno, or HiKoo Llamor.
I hope you'll try one of these projects and celebrate fiber in your home!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.
Have you heard of Izzy Dolls? They're darling little toys that are included in aid packages, and are sometimes a child's first toy. Designer Esther Braithwaite has developed many patterns for Izzy Dolls, sometimes called Comfort Dolls, and they're available free in her Ravelry store.
Kelley fell in love with them and decided to feature Izzy Dolls on her weekly Facebook Live broadcast, Technique Tuesday.