The living room may be the most used room of a home, but the kitchen is
the soul. It’s where the family gathers for meals, and where you can find
someone looking for a snack, a cup of tea or coffee, or just to chat. Why
not make it a cozy, personal space with some handmade items? The kitchen,
more than any other room in the house, is bursting with possible knitting
You can start at the table. Knitted placemats are a great idea, especially
because you can make different ones for different occasions, some formal,
some cozy and homey. As with other projects, making holiday themed
placemats is an easy, cheap, and fun way to be sure that you’re ready for
every special occasion. And really, who doesn’t want placemats for St.
Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, and even specific family members’ birthdays.
Then there’s the table itself. If your kitchen is small and you have just
enough room for one of those small bistro tables, then go right ahead and
knit an entire table cloth. Just like with the place mats, you want to be
sure you use yarn that can be easily cleaned. If your table is big though,
it would be much better to simply make a table runner. The nice thing
about this is that you can make it match the placemats you’ve already
made, especially the holiday ones.
There is also the very fun tea cozy, a favorite of knitters. You’ll never
be short of patterns, there are hundreds of them easily found online.
There are also knitted mug cozies, and even the fun but not exactly
practical beer cozy.
While we’re talking about hot things, there are also easy to
knit pot holders and trivets. Knitted pot holders are another great and
easy project, as long you remember their purpose and are sure to use thick
yarn and make two or three layers which then get sewn together for maximum
You can also make knitted dishcloths and dish towels. This is
another project where the choice of yarn is very important, so in this
case you would want to use a cotton yarn, so it can stand up against all
the washing and scrubbing.
The kitchen gives you plenty of chances to create great
knitting projects, especially if you want to start on decorating for each
holiday. Then you’ll have something personal, special, and festive no
matter what time of year.