The Comforts Of Home

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-

 

Knitted Pouffs

Knitted Pouffes

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.

 

Patchwork Throw

Patchwork Throw

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.

 

Pillow Covers

Pillow Covers

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.

 

Crocheted Rug

Crocheted Rug

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.

 

Knitted Pockets

Knitted Pockets

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.

 

Crocheted Baskets

Crocheted Baskets

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.

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