Interior Knitting

Moeke Yarns. Heritage.

I happen to have one guilty pleasure – I love visiting interior blogs and browse beautiful images of way too perfect homes. Being quiet inadequate in home decor, I only hope that when the day comes to call one place a home, I’ll be able to use all the wonderful ideas that I bookmark. I admire how people can come up with absolutely beautiful, simple and very affordable ideas how to make your home cozy and inviting. The more I research, the more I am drawn to Scandinavian interior style; everything appeals to me – the abundance of light, neutral subtle colors, wood, textiles, messy beds, simple shapes. My favorite space to visit is My Scandinavian Home, just browse its Swedish home tag and you’ll see what I am talking about – absolutely dreamy spaces that you will never want to leave.

Recently this little space featured in The Design ChaserΒ has won my heart.

Interior Knitting Inspiration

I am definitely drawn to wood and textiles in interior, though this photo might be too literal interpretation of it, but it demonstrates perfectly that with very simple things we can create a very welcoming and homey space that will make us happy every day.

Though I still don’t have the perfect wooden bed, I can definitely play with textiles. I still have some skeins of Heritage from the old batch by Moeke in my stash, so I decided why not to start with small steps and gradually add things that I love into my surroundings.

Moeke Yarns. Heritage.

We just rented a new place and the bed still doesn’t have the proper cover. But I have the wool in beautiful heather shade and my knitting machine, so my plan is to make a bed cover as big as the yardage allows. I won’t be able to make it in one piece, as the machine knitting bed is not wide enough, but this little inconvenience can be turned into a big advantage – I could make 2 or maybe even 4 separate pieces and seam them together with the crochet, using single or double crochet stitch on the right side to create a nice ridge for a touch of texture.

Moeke Yarns. Heritage.

Heritage looks so lovely on the purl side – all the slight color variations and little numbs and bumps of the uneven thread produce such a beautiful effect. Plus it is very warm and I can use it as an extra blanket during chilly nights and mornings.

What I also love about this project that it will be quiet mindless with not too much planning involved and a very easy process. Perfect on-the-side knit that I can work on when I want to recharge and clear my head. I hope I will make it at least for spring when the winds come…

Moeke Yarns. Heritage.

Have a beautiful day! See you at Yarn Along today!


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32 Comments

  1. I’ve been trying to convince my husband to use our old barn door as a headboard because I love the rustic wood look. Those pallet walls in this post are pretty awesome too. I think your blanket is going to look great!

  2. Your blanket is going to be so stunning — I can’t wait to see it!

  3. Oh Alina, we really are very like-minded…I probably follow as many interior design blogs as I do knitting blogs….and “My Scandinavian home” must be one of my favourite Instagram accounts (and blog).I even recently started a “column” (even though I feel silly calling it that, as it’s only a couple of posts so far) on my blog talking about how I have made wool a part of my “decor” and how it’s seeped into every room in our house..
    Moeke looks amazing on the purl side, this is going to look amazing as a cover! I cannot wait to be able to get my hands on some of Ioana’s yarn!

    • Oh!! This is amazing that we have so many things in common πŸ™‚ I think it is a great idea to have a section on the blog that is devoted to interior textiles – it’s inspiring to surround yourself with things that you love looking at and that make you happy. I hope you’ll be able to snatch Moeke’s skeins this year!

  4. I have no talent for interior design whatsoever but I do love dreaming looking at beautiful images of cosy homes. I’ve never made anything decorative for in my house but I think that throw you’re going to make is going to be lovely. Especially in that relaxing neutral colour.

    • Thank you, Tahnee! I think it’s not that you don’t have a “talent” for it, but it’s more like a lack of experience. I believe the more you research, the more confident you get in anything. A couple of years ago I didn’t even thing about different interior styles and would be completely lost how to decorate a home, but right now I at least know what I like/dislike. Color of Heritage is really special!

  5. I can’t wait to look through your link to My Scandinavian Home. I haven’t seen that before but I am really drawn to that style as well. A lot of it is a bit too neutral for me because I like bold colors too, so I’m more into the brighter colors and motifs in traditional Scandinavian styles. Especially the bright reds and blues! But I’ll have to poke through that link because I love the neutral look too, just not as much for myself. I love your blanket, how I’ve always longed to make us a special quilt or bedcovering and keep hoping to someday do that.

    • Oh, I am glad you liked the interior blog, Sarah – it’s such an inspiration for me! I can definitely see myself knitting in all these cozy places she features πŸ™‚ And I am sure you will find there many colorful interiors as well!

  6. I always love interior knits, they make everything seem so snuggly. Can’t wait to see how your cover comes out !

  7. You picked the right time! We are in the process of choosing the interior style of our home! We decided to go for a more seaside-country style, and by this I’m meaning a lot of wood but in faded color like the piece of wood you find on the beach.
    Your blanket will be amazingly cozy! Looks like every time you are settling somewhere, a blanket must be happening! πŸ™‚

    • Oh, I am so happy to hear that you are so close to finishing your very own home! Super exciting! Please, do a home tour once you are done – I am so curious πŸ™‚ You are right! As soon as me move, I have to make something of my own to feel home I guess πŸ™‚

  8. gorgeous brown! when we were first together (way back when) I’d flip through interior design books from the library and drool over some of the homes. How nice the internet has been invented so it’s faster to visit virtual places!

    • Thank you for sharing, Karen! The Internet is a whole new world now – you can find anything, anywhere. But it’s also so nice to have a hard copy sometimes, so I also love to look through books and magazines, though everything there could be easily found online.

  9. That yarn looks so beautiful, what a wonderful rustic texture! Your dream of making a great bedspread is awesome- perfect for a bit of machine knitting, and I look forward to seeing your progress as you chip away at it!

  10. Oh, and I wanted to say- that Scandinavian home tour is stunning! I love how unafraid they are of having such dark walls, and contrasting them with white walls, too.

  11. What a beautiful idea to make a blanket for your new place. Looking forward to seeing it.

  12. I am super-impressed that you’re knitting a blanket (I haven’t yet been able to face anything bigger than a baby blanket). It looks like it’s going to be gorgeous, too.

  13. I have knitted so many blankets together with my husband, Alina, and they are all such treasures – very pleasurable knitting (easy and comforting), and they mean so much to us as we get them out and remember the making histories. I think that yarn will be perfect for you and your Scandinavian surroundings – happy, happy knitting! Can’t wait to see the finished blanket!!

    • Thank you, Katherine! I know – your blankets are always so inspiring and creative!!! And you are right – they are like history books for the family πŸ™‚

  14. Our interior decor consists of stray Legos, Reed’s artistic renderings (WHICH ARE NUMEROUS!), and a giant dog bed that takes up too much room in the living room. Oh, and mismatched sheets in the bedroom. We have a long way to go to have a Pinterest-worthy home!

    At least there’s knitting…

    • Dear Andrea, I can ALWAYS count on you for a smile πŸ™‚ Sometimes too perfect homes make you depressed, right? Like there is no way I could ever pull that off!!! But I really like the ones that are using simple and affordable ideas to create at least closer to perfection space πŸ™‚

  15. I love natural wood tones, too, but the pallet trend is a bit lost on me. While I appreciate the idea of making things out of simple, even reclaimed items, I think it’s the dirty, moldy look that turns me off most. Otherwise, I love the two pictures at the beginning of your post. I love rustic. I just want it to be clean. lol And your blanket! Ah – that will be wonderful when finished. I love how rugged, yet soft the fiber looks. I’ve been pulling a lightweight crocheted blanket over my bedcovers at night recently – just to add that little bit more weight and warmth. It’s perfect when one doesn’t want a heavy comforter (which I don’t at this stage in life – hot flashes, ya’ know… ;^) I’ve missed popping in here recently. I thought I had subscribed to your blog, but I’m going to go do that now (or again). You’re always creating beautiful things, Alina. I’m inspired when I visit here.

    • Dear Becki, I missed your comments!! Haha, thank you for a laugh!!! “I love rustic. I just want it to be clean.” – you sound just like my husband!! He loves wood, but he can’t stand when they make it look artificially dirty/rotten, he wants everything clean, square and precise! I am also cuddling under my crochet blanket these chilly nights – love the weight of them!

  16. I am obsessed with Scandinavian interior designs too. What a lovely idea to machine knit a blanket. It’s going to be beautiful!

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