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.
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.
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.
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
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