Giveaway: The Knitted Home

the knitted homeHome accessories are really fun to knit for people of all skill levels. For beginners, it’s nice that things for your house don’t have to come out an exact size as a garment for a person does. More advanced knitters can use fancy stitches and skillful swatching to make a cover that perfectly fits a chair or another accessory that’s completely unique and a great conversation piece.

Ruth Cross takes knitters on a journey from basic stitches on knit throws to more complex designs and shaped patterns in her book The Knitted Home. It offers lots of suggestions and advice for combining stitch patterns and different kinds of yarn to create home accessories that look great whether you home is modern or more traditional.

The giveaway this week is a hardcover edition of this book. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, May 26.

I’d love to know what you knit for your home. I mostly knit washcloths, but I have a few knit pillows, and after reading this book I’m thinking hard about knitting a curtain for my office.

Thanks for visiting and good luck!


  1. Ruth D says

    I’ve made pillows and afghans. I’ve been kniiting with crochet thread to peace for curtains but haven’t attempted them yet.

  2. Knittingdancer says

    I knit a lot of dishcloths and hanging hand towels for my kitchen. I have also knitted some throws for my house.

  3. says

    I’ve knit dish/wash cloths too. Recently, I knit a pillow cover — only not for my home; it’s a gift. I’ve often thought about knitting some café curtains.

  4. Jane S. says

    I have knit wash cloths, but that’s it as far as home accessories! So as you can see I really need this book in order to pump up my decor. 😉

  5. Sara says

    I have knitted washcloths, dishcloths, and blankets. I also made a few coffee cozies. I’d love some new ideas!

  6. Kris Riddle says

    Knitting for my home is one of my favorite things to do. I would love this book. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  7. joyce says

    I knit dishcloths and afghans for my home and plan to knit a rug and pillows soon.

  8. MoniQ in WI says

    I made yarn from rags and knit covers for the seat and back cushions for a funky vintage chair in my guestroom. I love how it turned out–and that I figured out how to do it as I went along. (I’ve also knit rugs and washcloths.)

  9. says

    I decided it would be impossible to knit full projects with all the patterns I want to try – so I decided to start a patch pattern – we’ll see if we end up with a pillow cover or a full bed cover/blanket.

  10. andi says

    love the look of that book! i mostly sew for the home, but have a chair that is ready to have a pillow knitted…. when I finish a few other projects! I did make several stuffy toys, but that’s about it for home thing.

    Thanks for the chance!

  11. Cynthia Marie Audesse says

    i have knit washcloths, of course and an afgan. I have plans to knit a lampshade and living in an Historic mansion, i want to make (crochet) Victorian stlye toppers (I have wood cornices over my 10 foot long windows). I love new ideas of how to make my small space unique. Cynthia

  12. diane brides says

    I live in a small Log cabin house and i would love to have a book to help me knit things pretty things for the cabin. Knits i think would be cool beans!!!!!

  13. Diane Harris says

    I love knitting and knit a variety of things. But for my home, I have knit pillow covers, a dog blanket, and an afghan. I still have some things in the works. I bought some rope and a large hook and needles to make a rug. I want to make cushion covers and a pouf. I love the lace curtains that I’ve seen and am interested in trying to make some for a special window I have.
    This is a great give away.

  14. Pat says

    I’ve knit afghans, towel toppers, and rugs. I knit a lace tablecloth for my mom a long time ago. I’d like to knit one for myself.

  15. Cath T says

    I’ve never thought of knitting for my home, but that chair really caught my eye. Love the idea of knitting for decorating.

  16. Beverly says

    I have two antique chairs that need to be re-done. Seeing the chair on the cover of this book has certainly given me some ideas. Would love to win this book for some helpto help make these chairs someting fantastic.

  17. Steph says

    This book sounds great! I’m a beginner knitter, but looking to move on to some bigger projects. This book could be just the push i need!

  18. Ingrid says

    Oh what fun covers for chairs are waiting to be made! Would love some inspiration!

  19. says

    My favorite hobby is knitting, having done afghans, prayer shawls, wash cloths and towels. Most all my projects go as gifts but I have kept a few for myself over the years.

  20. Becky PS says

    I have knit a few washcloths too and have 2 afghans in progress. Really want to make some pillow covers.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. E White says

    I knit a really long very wide garter stitch scarf that I draped as a window valance and added beads to each end for weights.

  22. Craftylady says

    This is a cool book. I love the chair and know just what chair in my home I would make it for. I have done blankets,washcloths,towels,afghans, but I haven’t tried a chair cover.

  23. Marlys Leder says

    I am currently knitting a hand towel out of 2 strands of cotton thread. I’m interested to see how I like it after it’s done! I find knitting very relaxing & enjoyable & I like making things to use. M<

  24. Mippy F/Sabrina T says

    I have knit washcloths and started a blanket…I think that is all so far. I am a newbie knitter. :)

  25. Rebecca says

    I’ve only ever knitted some dish scrubbers but one of these days I really want to get some huge, chunky yarn and ginormous needles so that I can make one of those huge poufy floor cushions that hold a comforter.

  26. says

    I am a rank beginner when it comes to knitting, currently I d scarfs and bats. Wild over to learn more.

  27. OHSue says

    I have knit a lot of washcloths. I have also done 3 rugs, coasters and a couple of dish towels. I have an afghan on my bucket list.

  28. Lisa Jene says

    I’m knitting an afghan at the moment. When that’s finished, would love to delve into more knitting intricacies.

  29. Joan VanCourt says

    I never thought of knitting a pillow cover. I love that chair on the front cover of the book. So now I am curious on what else is in this book. Thanks for the chance.

  30. Jessie says

    I have not done any knitting for my home but it would be fun to do! I would definitely need a resource like this to get started. What a wonderful book!

  31. Carmen says

    Right now I’m knitting a lot of washcloths just to practice techniques. My favorite home project was a pair of throw pillows I made for my sister and BIL for their wedding

  32. Stephanie says

    I would love to make one of those big poufs or a big floor pillow. Or maybe cover a whole chair (if you’re gonna dream, dream big, right)?

  33. Dinonut says

    I have knitted washcloths, dishcloths, pillows and blankets and would love some new, exciting ideas for knitting for the home.

  34. Pat says

    Organizers. For plastic bags, for earrings, for circular needles and so on. There are some cute patterns on Ravelry but I love to create mine. And then I do soap bags, great for shower and massage.

  35. Dennis Mullins Sr. says

    Hi, I love to sew but I could knit a pillow or two for my chair. That book looks like something I could use a lot. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  36. Linda Day says

    I made a “fish” washcloth and a doily. I’m thinking about knitting a pillow. Thanks for the Giveaway!


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