A stitch in time

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

Woolly gar­ments are turn­ing fur­ni­ture into cud­dly co­coons, and just one piece would be enough to demon­strate your su­pe­rior style cre­den­tials.

“I’ve al­ways been in­spired by knit­ting tech­niques and you can ex­per­i­ment so well with colour and pat­tern in wool,” says de­signer Melanie Porter, whose knit­ted col­lec­tion in­cludes chairs, ta­bles, lamp­shades and cush­ions, start­ing from £75.

A for­mer fashion designerturned-in­te­rior de­signer, she sources fur­ni­ture from junk shops and an­tique mar­kets, strips pieces down to their orig­i­nal frame and then gets knit­ting. Woolly win­ners: Snug­gle into Porter’s Bob Chair, from £2,000, which is a re­stored 1960s’ Egg chair wear­ing a cream, chunky but­toned cover. Or fly the flag with her Al­bert Vin­tage Arm­chair, in a red and blue ca­bled Union Jack de­sign, from £2,500.

A Jumper Chair, £1,900, by de­signer Bert­jan Pot, is slinky with a fig­ure-hug­ging wool cover show­ing off its curves. It comes in a va­ri­ety of colours, avail­able from Es­tab­lished & Sons. cash­mere, wool and es­pe­cially cable-knit pat­terns fea­tur­ing in all ar­eas of soft fur­nish­ings for the home,” con­firms Kate Mooney, founder of Occa-Home. Woolly win­ners: The White Com­pany has sheep­skin rugs, and cush­ions and throws ga­lore. Grey Ber­wick cable-knit throw, £250.

John Lewis’s Vita throw, £80, and match­ing cush­ion, £25, comes in a creamy por­ridge colour, while Marks & Spencer favours dark mocha for a knit throw, £45, and cush­ion, £25.

Laura Ashley’s Con­is­ton blan­kets, £75 each, are in soft, fem­i­nine pas­tels, and Dunelm Mill wins on price with a ca­bleknit but­toned cush­ion, £12.99.

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