Sometimes getting stranded inside for a stretch of time due to an impending blizzard, or pelting ice storm can be a good thing. It gives us an opportunity to get reacquainted with our shelter from the elements, and add a few cosy homespun touches, making our humble surroundings all the more warm and inviting for friends and family. Handknit furnishings have never been so trendy, just take a walk through several of the larger home decor stores to see the comfy array of plush cabled throws layered over couches, and thickly-textured cushions tossed onto chairs for a chic cabin look. All it takes to get the same designer look is the time to sit and knit along with a hint of inspiration.
Get cosy and take a peek inside Katia’s Home Collection Two, filled with charming handmade accessories to transform and brighten up your nest-
Make up for the lack of sunlight by injecting jolts of colour into your space. These knitted pouffes double nicely as footstools and extra seating when friends come over for a fun night of old-fashioned board games.
Insulate yourself from winter’s wrath with this homey patchwork throw worked entirely in small squares. A great beginner project knit in Azteca, an aran weight yarn with a multitude of colourful picks.
These knitted slip-on covers will refresh tired looking pillows in a jiffy. A budget friendly way to enhance your existing decor, and make the transition from one season to the next.
Spruce up a hallway or front entrance with this boldly patterned circular rug, crocheted from the center out in a bulky weight wool, a cheery welcome home on a cold damp day.
Not only easy on the eye but fully functional knitted pockets will de-clutter your craft area. Hang a row of these along the lower wall of a kid’s room for quick and easy toy pick-up or try a couple in the front hall for stashing mitts and hats. Knit in Azteca, a 50/50 blend of wool and acrylic in eighteen transitional colourways.
Bolster your spirits this season with fresh greenery tucked inside a trio of crocheted baskets. This is a super speedy project which adds a relaxed organic vibe to your surroundings and compliments any decor.