Days are getting shorter and colder, and sweaters, faux fur coats and vests add a comfy layer. But these layers are not just welcome for your wardrobe. More and more knitted items are showing up in home décor as well. Of course, knitted decorative items are nothing new. Doilies and bedspreads have been part of many households since the Victorian ages. These days however, we find them in ever chunkier versions. Here are just a few items that caught my eye.

Who doesn’t want to curl up in this super chunky knit throw! The oversized stitches create a graphic pattern that is hard to resist.

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Can you imagine knitting this giant throw? I love how the chair looks like a miniature version in this compelling photograph. The link will take you to the etsy page where you can order these handmade beauties!

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This is a wonderful example of a bedspread in an oversized cable knit. The natural color of the wool works great in a monochromatic color scheme, paired with other natural materials like linen and cotton.

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Someone must have taken a sweater and made a pillow out of it! What a wonderful way to dress (pun intended!) your comfy chair, sofa or bed! All we need now is a great book and a cup of tea or hot chocolate!

However, knits can also be sculptural: these poufs add texture and some whimsy to a children’s bedroom or even a family room. Group them together in different color for maximum impact. How fun is that!

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Knitted items are not always what they appear to be. Below are some examples that apply the texture of the sweater to a basket, candles – even a cake! I guess just seeing the knitted texture makes us feel cozy…

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Knitted Effect Candles

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Winter Hat Cake

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And here is the ultimate in a soft/hard juxtaposition: what appears to be a knitting project in progress turns out to be a glass sculpture!

Link to photo: Carol Milne: Knitted Glass

I love glass almost as much as I love ceramics (more of that later), and I’m always surprised to see the new and original ways artist work with the medium! It is worth a click on Carol’s website to explore her other pieces and the way she creates them.

How do you use knitted objects in your home? Tell us in the comments below.