Guest Groups: Warm and Woolly
When the temperature drops and the leaves begin to change, there’s nothing cozier than wrapping up in your favorite sweater. But there’s no reason you can’t bring that exact same sense of warmth into your house too. Here are a few interesting means of adding the beautiful textures and comforts of knits and woolens to your environment.
— Lori from automatism
Knitted Basket – EUR 70.50
Instead of the usual woven basket, why not a soft duvet one? These from Ferm Living are made of hand-knitted 100% cotton rope and are offered in three sizes and colors — yellow, petrol and charcoal. They are a terrific way to add warmth and feel in a contemporary house.
Chocolate Pudding Wash or Dishcloths by Easy 123 – $10
Why wash the dishes with a scratchy plastic dishcloth once you can use an appealing, soft, natural one in pure cotton? Closely stitched to earn a dense cloth, it is designed to hold together while in use. Set comprises one dark tan, one java brown and one dark chocolate brown dishcloth.
Knitted Pouffe in Taupe – AUD 165
This simple pouffe is ideal for adding texture (and additional seating) into a minimalist distance… or a small additional coziness to a traditional one.
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Knitted Coffee Sleeves – $18
Add some comfy style to your tea or coffee to-go with this fantastic cotton cable knit coffee sleeve, hand-knit by artist Jacqueline Dufresne. No more burned fingers while dashing back into the office!
Holden Brown Pillow – $139
Give your sofa a comfy note with a oversized chunky knit pillow such as this one from Crate & Barrel. Its toasty brown color and continuous stockinette stitch is a terrific way to create a winter living room a little warmer. Also available in cream and navy.
Granny Chair by Wadebe
The Granny seat by the French company Wadebe is a happy inter-generational cooperation with retired knitters. The end result is a sleek, contemporary seat with all the warmth and feel of knits.
Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cover from LoftLines – $35
Stay warm on chilly nights with this pretty hand-knit hot water jar. It is created out of an alpaca, wool and acrylic blend worked in a textured zigzag pattern on the front. The back neck allows easy filling, and one mother of pearl button reverse allows cover to be removed for washing if needed.
Fluffy Bunny Magnet by Morrgan’s Creatures – $12
Bring a small amount of cuddly warmth into your kitchen with this candy fluffy mohair mix rabbit magnet. The supermarket on the refrigerator just got a great deal cuter!
The PRAIRIES Ribbed Pillow by lucky 14 – $125
Hand-knit from baby alpaca and filled with a goose feather and down insert, this pillow isn’t just elegant but great to snuggle up against while watching TV!
Cable Knit Coasters Set of 4 by Red Bird Ink – $10
Really like this collection of four blind-embossed coasters in a pretty cable knit pattern. They are motivated by knitwear and created one at a time onto a 100 year-old Chandler & Price letterpress. Perfect for your morning coffee or afternoon tea.
Chunky Cotton Cable Knit Throw by BiscuitScout – $390
When the evenings grow chilly, curl up on the sofa and watch old movies while tucked up beneath this beautiful handmade cotton cable-knit throw. Measuring a generous 67 x 77 inches, it is also machine washable and available in other colours too.
Brody Rug – $399
The Brody Rug cleverly mimics the look of a chunky knit, making it extra comforting for bare feet — something to be especially appreciated on chilly mornings, when getting out of a nice warm bed requires a little bit of encouragement!
Oatmeal Cup Cozy from Natalya’s Studio – $17.50
Keep your mug of tea or coffee warm — and add some fantastic style too — using this cup comfy. It fits most mugs and can be offered in other colours and a selection of three distinct buttons.
Betty Bunny Egg Cozy by Sara Carr – $16
The enchanting Betty Bunny egg comfy will turn even the grumpiest morning individual to a joyous one. Here is to sunnier starts into the day!
Knitted Vase Cover HARU by Hogenbirk Knitwear – $30
This can be such a fantastic idea. These sweet knitted vase covers only pop over an empty wine bottle and sew! Recycling made pretty. Add some single blossom stems and you are all set.
Knitted Ottoman Slipcover by BiscuitScout – $160
A perfect way to add subtle warmth and texture into a room, this hand-knit ottoman slipcover is versatile enough to function in both traditional and contemporary homes. Available in many colours. Base offered at an additional cost.
Chicken Egg Cozy, Set of Two by Colour it Green – $20
Make breakfast a playful occasion with this collection of two happy little egg comfy chickens, hand-knit using wool from the manufacturer’s own sheep then felted to add a great finish. So sweet and cheerful!
BIRGIT STRÅ Bedspread/blanket – $39.99
Really like the pretty simplicity of the 100% cotton knit bedspread/blanket from IKEA. It works both as a light summer cover or as an extra layer once the nights grow chillier.
ARIZONA Knitted Cactus by Odds and Ends – AUD 89
Something for those who are hopeless with houseplants — a hand-knitted cactus! This will definitely add a playfully kitschy accent to your house, plus you never have to worry about forgetting to water.
Vintage Knit Knacks: 25 Creative Knitting Projects to Boost Your Home – $17
For those who prefer to knit, the newest book Vintage Knit Knacks is a fantastic way to add the warmth of wool to your house. A collection of 25 vintage-inspired projects, it is excellent for all skill levels — a few can even be made each day. I adore the French press comfy on the cover!
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