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How Dreamy yarn is perfect for knitting throws

 

Did you choose your favorite Dreamy colors to knit the cozy socks from yesterday’s post? Let’s continue today with more great patterns ideal to knit with Dreamy yarn. In Monday’s post I specifically mentioned the Calming Colors Chevron Throw as a great companion to Dreamy yarn. This is what I think of as a “classic” knitted throw. It’s a large blanket with increases and decreases making a zigzag pattern throughout.

 

The Calming Colors Chevron Throw product photo from the Red Heart website
The Calming Colors Chevron Throw product photo from the Red Heart website

 

I love this pattern, no really, I do. The entire Calming Colors Chevron Throw pattern consists of two rows repeated over and over again. This is the kind of thing that makes me smile.

It doesn’t look like it’s the simplest pattern ever, but it really is. The sequence is so easy to memorize and the only thing you need to keep track of is the length of your stripe, so you know when to start another color.

 

A swatch for the Calming Colors Chevron Throw knit from Dark Taupe and Ivory
A swatch for the Calming Colors Chevron Throw knit from Dark Taupe and Ivory

 

Throws are one of the most versatile things you can knit. They can be used as an extra blanket on the bed, something to cozy up with on the couch, or a couch cover. I have three cats and one thing they can all agree on is how delightful it is to claw the couch. When I had an old hand-me-down couch that had already been clawed to death by another cat, it wasn’t such a big deal. We, of course, discouraged the cats as much as we could, but you know cats.

When purchasing a new couch, my husband and I decided to keep it covered with knit throws, for its protection. This ended up working out better than either of us could’ve imagined.

The throws are very easy to clean, all in acrylic we can just throw them into the washer and drier. The couch underneath only needs a quick vacuum. It also keeps the cats’ claws away from the surface. Knit fabric being super stretchy and flexible works in our favor. If the cats attempt to scratch the couch, the fabric of the throw gets tangled in their claws. It’s an amazing deterrent, we just need to make sure we straighten them every now and again so the throws are completely covering all sides of the couch.

 

If you're like me and anticipating having your knitting pulled in and out of shape by sharp kitty claws, this is a great pattern. It already has zigzags, so any time a kitty pulls the throw a bit, it usually looks intentional.
If you’re like me and anticipating having your knitting pulled in and out of shape by sharp kitty claws, this is a great pattern. It already has zigzags, so any time a kitty pulls the throw a bit, it usually looks intentional.

 

The Calming Colors Chevron Throw would be a great element to your living room decor. The brushed texture of Dreamy yarn is luxuriously soft, while maintaining the easy washing instructions. You can use Dreamy color palette to complement the theme you already have in your living room. If you’re not finding a coordinating color, you’re always safe going with calming neutrals.

 

This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: Dreamy Relaxation Socks

Go to part 4: Knitting a lace shawl using a brushed acrylic yarn makes it Dreamy

About Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen is founder and creative director of Stitch Please Yarns. She originally got into the fiber arts business writing about knitting at her blog Stitches be Slippin, and now, also writes for KNITmuch.com.

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