Comorts of Home: Simple Knitted Accents|
by Erika Knight
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Even the most dedicated knitter gets tired of making clothes. Fortunately, plenty of other things deserve knitted adornment as well -- especially items for the home.We've Come a Long Way
Home accessory designs have evolved nicely since the poodle-shaped golf club cover patterns of the '50s. Most recently, Erika Knight published a collection of knitted items for the home, entitled, "Comforts of Home: Simple Knitted Accents."
Part of the book's aesthetic is derived from the fact that all the yarns used are from Rowan or Jaeger. The only exceptions are non-yarn items such as sisal, string, and shredded rags.
There are 18 patterns total. My favorite is the Squares Throw using Rowan Chunky Soft. One of my favorite sweaters is made of Rowan Chunky Soft. The idea of being able to wrap myself in that very same yarn is almost too good to be true.
Patterns are primarily easy for the beginner to near intermediate knitter. Most of the stitches are simply variations on a rectangular knit and purl theme.
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