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!

Leave a comment below and tell us which home decor 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.



Marketing Coordinator at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Sara learned to knit and crochet as a child and added spinning and weaving to her skills after being hired at WEBS in 2006. While crochet is her #1 love, she is also very fond of her husband and their 2 daughters.

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

  1. Kate Michael-Mattsey Says:

    A big chunky throw would be great on those cold winter nights! I’d love to make that and the throw pillows would be a great exercise in patterns I don’t often knit!

  2. Patti Weeks Says:

    I’ve been wanting to do a cabled pillow.

  3. knittinknut Says:

    I love the pillows! And the table runners.

  4. Lindsey Hawkins Says:

    I’ve been wanting to knit a gorgeous cabled throw and matching pillow to dress up my brown leather couch. I’m thinking a deep, rich red would be just the color!

  5. Kim Says:

    I’ve been looking for some great home accessory patterns. Especially afghans. Love the one on the cover!

  6. Trish Says:

    I’m always on the lookout for new pillow patterns There is nothing like an pile of knitted pillows perched on a comfy sofa or that favorite chair. They are the perfect opportunity to try new techniques and fibers. I love mixing, matching and moving them around to create new interest for old spaces.

  7. Tanya Orsztynowicz Says:

    I would love this book! Thanks for the chance!

  8. Laurilee Jordan Says:

    I would love this book, I would love to knit some cushions

  9. Jessica Moore Lindsey Says:

    If I had this book, I would made a runner and pillows!

  10. sheilakars Says:

    looks like some interesting things in this book

  11. Joan Bob Adis Says:

    Iam so anxious to read this magazine. being handicapped it is so refreshing to get new ideas without the struggle of getting out my chair to go out shopping. thanks Joan

  12. Michelle Chua Says:

    A throw. As a keepsake for my daughter. With cables.

  13. Joan Bob Adis Says:

    i would love to see this magazine. it is so nice when i dont have to get my wheelchair out to go to the store. Thanks Joan

  14. Fran Jeppesen Says:

    Pretty much everything! Blankets, kitchen/dining items, bath items, bedroom items, accessories… 🙂

  15. Kerry Says:

    Lovely patterns.

  16. Wanda Sowizdrzal Says:

    I love that table runner, would make the perfect gift for the girlfriends.

  17. Cathy Says:

    LOVE the throw on the cover, but am interested to see if there’s a pouf inside.

  18. kristen Says:

    I would love to make some curtains 🙂

  19. CeltChick Says:

    OOOh, chair covers!! In cables.

  20. CKF76 Says:

    Extra chunky cabled throw for sitting in front of the fireplace!

  21. Rebecca Says:

    Pillows. We can never seem to have enough of them!

  22. Julie Mombourquette Says:

    I love the cabled throw!

  23. joy Says:

    chair cushions!

  24. Peg ONeil Says:

    An afghan! Warm and soft to snuggle in during a WI blizzard !

  25. Signe Aufdencamp Says:

    Table runners! Perfect for any time & choose your own color!

  26. Cindy Moore Says:

    I really have to have the big throw afghan! Gorgeous!

  27. Ellen Says:

    I’m using up some leftover alpaca/silk and making a cable pillow. Totally decadent, but it feels soooo good to work with. 🙂

  28. Vicki W Says:

    That afghan is gorgeous! I would love to win this book.

  29. Andrea Graham Says:

    I would like to make a throw.

  30. disqus_VG0lbtanyo Says:

    I would love to knit chair covers and pillows like this.

  31. Deborah Cushman Says:

    That throw is luscious! I would love to make that!

  32. Diane Aisenberg Westerman Says:

    The throw is gorgeous. I so want to make it.

  33. Alona Harman Says:

    These are all so gorgeous. I’d be in serious trouble if I won… I’d have buy a ton of yarn 😉

  34. Sandi Russell Says:

    I love making afgans to give as gifts. They repsent warmth and love to me.

  35. Jeanne B Says:

    pillows and table runners

  36. Denise Says:

    I would love to make them all!

  37. Paula B Says:

    Would all look lovely in my house. Would love to make them all!

  38. Tina Christensen Ferraro Says:

    Pillows! The old ones I sewed have worn out, now I’d like to knit some replacements.

  39. mz Says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a table liner. They can make a plain table so special. -Mabel

  40. Susan Princeton Says:

    As a new weaver I am always anxious to read all I can about new patterns!
    The table runner looks awesome!

  41. carynen Says:

    Love the throw! I’d like to make that.

  42. Rita Estrada Johnson Says:

    The perfect Minnesota knitting book!

  43. Amy Wake Says:

    I’ve been itching to knit a wall hanging! I’d also love to cover a chair with knit fabric.

  44. Loreen Smith Says:

    I would make the throw. We just redecorated our bedroom, and the throw would look amazing at the end of our new bed.

  45. Ellen Says:

    Love the afghan on the cover.

  46. Marie Says:

    I LOVE the table runners/placemats!! I’ll have to creatively re-think the tassles, as our kitties would have a field day with those. 🙂

  47. Andi Tippie Says:

    What a beautiful blanket! But I’d probably end up doing a pillow cover… Thanks for the chance!

  48. $45503255 Says:

    I would like to make the table runners.

  49. Renee Says:

    I love that beautiful afghan on the cover. I would like to try making that. Thank you!

  50. Erin Says:

    I must not be very original pillow covers but completely love the chair cover Rav Id berrygal

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