We've pulled together some of the cutest and most creative knitted projects around, including stool covers, pillows, and toys for the kids and for your pets.
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"Benchwarmer" has no negative connotations here. Soft, bulky yarn makes comfortable woolen covers for wooden stools. These call for a slight variation on the simple rectangle: Each cover is shaped like a cross with very short arms that are then folded down and stitched to make the corners.
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You’ll want to take your knitting projects with you everywhere, and for that you’ll need a useful bag. This one has a smooth wool-felt interior (so needles won’t poke through) and a soft and flexible woolen exterior. It’s made from two stockinette rectangles (one for front, the other for back), one long stockinette rectangle for the gusset, and two leather strap handles sewn on.
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Basic knitting skills are all you need to create this adorable 9-inch mouse.
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Knit this adorable owl backpack for the little one in your life.
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A great way to add texture and a touch of color to your home -- or to use up skeins and snippets of yarn left over from other projects -- these pillow covers have one knitted side and one of wool fabric.
Woven hang lamp; powder-coated side table, in White; and angora rug, in White; abchome.com. Wooden sheep toys, novanatural.com. Sheep toy, in Ivory, makieclothier.com. Minimalist Wood Town set, etsy.com/shop/thehauntedhollowtree. Branch and twig colored pencils, anthropologie.com.
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This well-crafted carryall or eyeglass case blends elegance and function.
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There isn't a kitten that wouldn't purr over a catnip-filled knitted pillow.
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If you can knit a scarf, you can make a blanket. (You don’t even need to add or reduce stitches!) This coverlet is made from 12 individually knit rectangles of natural-colored wool, sewn together with a contrasting yarn, so the seams show.
Malm bed, full size, in White Stained Oak; and Rens sheepskin rugs; ikea.com. Reclaimed wood seat, shop.canvashomestore.com. Tat cotton pillow shams; Tat linen duvet cover; flat and fitted vintage linen sheets; by Matteo, from abchome.com. Tourne teacup, and coffee cup; brookfarmgeneralstore.com.