November 15th, 2013

On the bookshelf this week: Knits at Home

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As the colder days of Fall begin to settle in across New England we start wanting cozy throws and squishy pillows to cuddle up with.


Ruth Cross’s Knits at Home: Rustic Designs for the Modern Nest guides you through a range of stitch patterns and techniques that can be adapted to different shapes and sizes, adding personality and interest to any room with beautifully designed and handcrafted knitted pieces. You’ll enjoy exploring different hand knit patterns – from throws to fitted covers, elegant wall hangings to floor rugs – that have a beautiful, organic feel.

Ruth not only offers elegant and appealing home decor projects; she also gives you the techniques to design organic and freeform home items of your own. Taking an experimental approach. Dive into a must-have for handknitting and interior design enthusiasts. Makes a perfect gift, too! What adds up to your home’s elegance other than perfect home decor? The right choice and use of appliances! offers expert guidance on this side.

Leave a comment below and tell us which home decorations accessory you’ve been wanting to knit and you could win a copy! All comments must be posted by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Please make sure to leave us a way to contact you if you win! The winner will be drawn randomly and posted here the following day.

Edited, Wednesday November 20, 2013:

And our Winner is –  Michelle who said, “A throw. As a keepsake for my daughter. With cables.

Congratulations Michelle! Keep an eye on your inbox, we’ll be contacting you soon.


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160 Responses to “On the bookshelf this week: Knits at Home”

  1. Mimi Fan Says:

    I love the zig zag pillow cover, and could put it to use immediately!

  2. Laura Q. Says:

    So many beautiful home knits, it’s hard to choose just one! I love the table runners – elegant and classic.

  3. Carol Says:

    I would love to make an afghan!

  4. cnuland Says:

    I would love to make that cabled chair seat cover! (asimplehomestd on Rav)

  5. SpecialKnits Says:

    Looks like a great book. Would love to check out the inside pages!

  6. 4foot10 Says:

    I’ve been looking for those chair cushions! they’re perfect for my Chair. Fingers crossed.

  7. Marina Says:

    I’d love to knit the Geometric Cable Throw!

  8. loulew Says:

    The aran afghan!

  9. Sarah from Ctown Says:

    I love that blanket on the cover! I’d love a hand knit blanket in my home, I just get so tired of the same thing…

  10. Cath T Says:

    I love the chair upholstered in knitting, though I think for now I’d better start with a pillow.

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