Nothing quite says winter and cozy like a chunky cable knit! Recently, I was catching up on my pop culture by watching some videos on Vevo. A Taylor Swift video (We Are Never Getting Back Together) came on and in spite of all the random things happening in the video—including animal-costume-clad band members???–I couldn’t take my eyes off of the blue cable knit wallpaper or wallpaper/mural in the background. What a fantastic idea! I would love to clad my walls in a raised, paintable, cable knit wallpaper. Makers of bead board wallpaper listen up: Please make us some cable knit wallpaper!
…of my overall love for cable knits! So today I thought it would be fun to explore 15 different ways to use cable knits throughout your home this winter. Grab a warm drink, and a cozy throw (cable knit preferred), and get ready to be inspired!
1. Cable Knit Wallpaper
Besides the murals pictured above, the only available cable knit wallpaper that I could find online was this one below by Spoonflower. It looks a bit more chain-link to me than cable knit, but I like the pattern.
2. & 3. Cable Knit Throws and Pillows
By far the easiest way to add some cable knit to your home is with a comfy throw or some sweater-covered toss pillows.
I love this comforter-sized cable knit blanket and coordinating pouf.
4. & 5. Cable Knit Ottomans and Chair Covers
If you are handy with your knitting needles, you can buy this cable knit slipcover pattern on etsy to create a slipcover for some Ikea furniture. Wow, that looks like a LOT of work but so cute!
6. Cable Knit Lampshades
Cover a lampshade in an old sweater to create a cozy look for winter. Just be sure to use a low watt bulb to reduce the risk of a fire hazard.
7. Cable Knit Rugs
Aren’t these lovely? I’m sure they might be challenging to clean, but I bet they feel amazing under foot!
8. Cable Knit Deer Head
These “Domestic Trophies” take faux taxidermy to a very cozy level.
9. Cable Knit Ornament
An old sweater over a tennis ball can create an adorable ornament for your tree this Christmas.
10. Cable Knit Coffee Cozy
These would make excellent gifts this holiday!
11. Cable Knit Candle/Vase Cozies
Purchase second hand cable knit sweaters and use the sleeves to create candle and vase cozies.
12. Cable Knit Stool Legwarmers
Instead of felt pads on the bottom of your stool legs, how about knitting some adorable stool legwarmers?
13. Cable Knit Coasters
These coasters have a lovely cable knit pattern imprinted on them. This would be a fun DIY project to try!
14. Cable Knit Pottery
And these pottery pieces are simply gorgeous!
15. Cable Knit Socks
Okay, so socks aren’t exactly home decor, but I had to include them. We are part of our homes and nothing says cozy to me like sitting in front of the fire snuggled up with a loved one donning some cute cable knit socks!
I hope you feel inspired to cozy up this winter with some cable knit!
Jenna @The Pink Lantern says
Love love love!! I picked up a cute piece of cable knit pottery on post-Christmas clearance last year and can’t wait to use it this winter.
I’ve never quite loved the taxidermy trend but I adore this one. And those stool legwarmers? Too cute.
I am ready for cooler weather, I just love fall in PA. 🙂
You and me both! I know this has been a trend for several years now but I’m still loving the look. Lucky you on the cable knit pottery score!
Beatrice Levine says
LOVE ALL THIS CREATIVITY! WANT TO DO ALMOST EVERYTHING! THANKS!
Wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to comment Beatrice :).
Ok, I love all those things, but I love the super duper chunky throw on the bed. But I want to know where in the world do you get yarn that’s that chunky?!? I’ve never seen it, have you? Maybe I just need to spend a day looking for it on line, because Michaels doesn’t carry it.
Lolly Jane says
Could you imagine big fluffy walls?? Haha! Too fun!
I love the boot socks, they look so comfy!
Athena at Minerva's Garden says
I love those cable knit throws on the ends of the beds, and those neat coasters–so pretty!
I love cable knit as well! But just curious…did they intend to spell cozy (spelled cosy in photo) wrong? If so I fail to see the reason. I do love the “cozy” feeling cable knit gives though!
I noticed that as well Sherri and wondered if it was a British spelling or something, like color and colour. Apparently it’s an alternate spelling according to Webster’s, but not the way we typically see it spelled.
What a toasty post! Those blankets are to die for!
Shelby Black-Couch says
Super cozy ideas! Thanks for posting. I just may have to make myself one of those chunky, cable knit comforters!!!
Oh yes! Do it! I only wish I was that talented. I have no idea how to knit, but I have a feeling I wouldn’t be any good at it. It looks like it requires a lot of math :P.