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furnishing fabric knitting designs

A collection of 33 fabrics for 24st, 40st and electronic machines intended as a design sourcebook for knitters who want to extend the scope of their work to include projects for the home as well as knitting garments. The fabrics in this collection reflect the current preference for clean smooth lines in furnishings such as canvas and awning designs, ticking, pinstripes, contemporary colourwash and quirky modern stripes where the edges are wavy or blurred, as well as more traditional Regency stripes, ginghams and checks.
These fabrics are ideal for blinds, cushions, chair coverings, Roman blinds, mats, curtains, tie-backs, throws, afghans, ottoman covers, bedspreads, lampshades and so on and are designed to be knitted quickly with no colour changing, so that you can quickly knit "yardages" which can then be used for furnishings. The interest is created through the stitchpatterns themselves, many of which use shading to create the appearance of a third colour. However most of the stitchpatterns are remarkably small and can be punched or marked out very quickly and 24st and 40st punchcard versions are provided for each of them. As well as the stitchpatterns themselves the book includes information about knitting for the home - which materials to use, tips for pattern matching, as well as ideas for projects.

Japan suit Japan suit back

These no-fuss fabrics lend themselves to garments in the style of contemporary Japanese designers

 

This is the Japan Suit garment pattern which uses 3 stitchpatterns from Designs for Interiors
  Shaded Stripe Tones pink cushion
 
Shaded Stripe design
 

Shaded Stripe cushion

Knit four or more squares or oblongs and joining them together so that the direction turns with each piece.