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Issue 347 – Bias Table Mat

CEY has a beautiful selection of garments to knit for summer. But if you're an accessory knitter, you already know there are fewer pattern choices for small warm-weather knits. We like a challenge, so this summer the ladies of CEY are designing accessories for our homes.

Cheryl, CEY's most prolific knitter, responded to our home decor challenge with this Bella Lino/Firefly Bias Table Mat. Here's what she had to say about it:

Firefly has been my favorite summer yarn for some time now, but this year when CEY introduced Bella Lino, I found a new love. I thought the two yarns would be lovely together and the color combinations are almost endless. Of course being the pink lover that I am, I chose the Coral (7788) and Sunshine (8585) for my design. The call for designs was home décor, but I could see this pattern as a lovely shawl too.

The bias construction would easily scale up to a shawl or table runner size (or down for a smaller size). The hardest part of this pattern? Picking just two colors. Happy knitting!

Meg Myers

 
(file size: 748 KB; published June 17, 2014)


The Yarn

Bella Lino
58% Linen, 26% Viscose, 16% Cotton

Firefly
75% Viscose, 25% Linen

Bella Lino and Firefly are obvious partners: each is an airy fiber blend that creates lightweight fabric with beautiful drape. Bella Lino comes in a palette of summery multi-hued colors that each have a linen-hued base. The solid, light-catching shades of Firefly are a natural complement. Click the images above to learn more about each yarn.


More designs for your home.

My favorite thing about home decor projects is the daily satisfaction they give. A favorite sweater may only get worn once or twice a week. But the felted bowls on my desk? I see them daily. And each time they give me a little dose of I made it joy.

Here are a few free patterns from past Web-Letters to help you decorate your home for daily enjoyment.

Felted Trio of Bowls Cafe Curtain Tablet Cozy Bottle Gift Bag Seedling Hand Towel

Click the images to read about the designs and download the free patterns.


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