The best part of knitting with chunky yarn and big needles is that you see results quickly. In the Knit & Stitch Creative collection our biggest and chunkiest projects so far have also been incredibly simple to make. This means so you can make a real statement piece for your home in a short period of time.
Two of our big chunky simple makes were designed by Melanie Porter, who also designed Knit & Stitch Creative’s throw. She designed the pouffe in Issue 1 as well as the footstool in Issue 20. She says “I love to add textures to all my knitting. For homewares you are really lucky as you can work in really exaggerated scales, both in size and texture. […] Chunky knitting is definitely a great way to get into knitting as you get results fast.”
The pouffe in Issue 1 was one of our most popular makes. We’ve loved seeing readers’ makes being sent in via our Facebook page and especially like that Nadine Aikman and Sheila Thompson chose colours for their pouffes that match their home and fireplaces (see below). The staff at our publishing house, Eaglemoss, also loved the pouffe and we collected everyone to do a fun video with it, which you can see here!
We hope our readers will be be sending your makes of the footstool cover from Issue 20, too. This project is simple in instructions yet super effective in look. The footstool is knitted with a pair of 15mm knitting needles and in 3×3 garter rib stitch. 3×3 garter rib is an easy pattern to knit that’s created by simply repeating just two pattern rows – one row knit, one row 3×3 rib. The overall effect makes a great addition to your home and will be easy to personalise to your own interior design tastes. We’d love to see what you do with it to make it your own.
- Click here to read an interview with Melanie Porter about how she made the throw.
- Click here to watch our stitch library video on how to knit 3×3 garter rib.
- Thanks to Nadine Aikman and Sheila Thompson for sharing pictures of their pouffe @CreaCrafts on Facebook! Any images of makes posted on our wall will be considered for future blog entries, so please send them through – we love to see them!