November is the month to curl up inside and get cozy again. Something hot to sip, something great to read and a warm, enveloping nest. Throw in a crackling fire and you have perfection.
Not all comfortable and cozy chairs for lounging have to be traditional here are some contemporary samples of nest chairs. Can’t you just imagine how wonderful these would feel?
Anthropologie.com Aukland Quinten Chair
Anthropologie.com Wool Hartwell Chair
Architonic.com Chummy Frizzy Chair
Design-milk.com – RISD Student Chair
Eq3.com Arie Chair with Zipper
Gervasoni1882.it Nuvola 09 Armchair
Gizmodo.com Wing Lounge Chair
Mgbwhome.com Furry Enzo Chair
With the frigid winter weather comes a craving for warm and cozy anything. I have a theory that if your neck is warm, you are warm so I turned to the knitting needles.
This is knitting on an exaggerated scale – chunky knitting. The absolute best thing about working on this scale is the speed at which you progress. It is totally gratifying to sit down and see major changes in your project quite quickly. I used a wool, acrylic blend Patons Cobbles yarn in Super Bulky weight and size 19 knitting needles and worked horizontally rather than in the round. This made it easier to judge the size because I wasn’t using a pattern but making it up on my own.
I cast-on 19 stitches and worked a seed pattern which is one knit, one pearl alternated with the next row worked in the opposite one pearl, one knit. It’s a really simple pattern but has a great texture and is the same look on both the right and wrong sides.
I kept knitting until I felt it was the right length to be cozy and not too floppy. About 46 rows of knitting. Cast off and simply sew the short ends together and that’s it. This is one of the simplest knitting projects ever and is a great introduction to knitting.
The finished cowl is so soft and cozy, it’s like wrapping your neck in cotton balls.