My Favorites From The New HKLiving 2016 Catalog

02 09 2015

I have been a long time fan of dutch based company HKLiving. My all time favorite piece is their hanging ball chair which you can see here on our deck.

We have two and love them so much and yes - they are comfortable to sit in! We put sheep skins in and you could add a little pillow and then it's perfect and so relaxing to sit and swing in them.

HKLiving just released their 2016 catalog and it's fabulous!

They added a lot new items next to their already great collection - especially the rugs caught my eye.

I like that the black and white round one as well as some others (the 'grid' one!) are made of cotton so you could put them in the bathroom and they are probably washable.

There is also a grey stonewashed linen rug that looks very cool. The factory lamp (here in this post over our dining room table) got a new modern matte finish - also available in white and grey.

Nice textures and surfaces and soft natural tones and materials paired with a not too heavy industrial design describes best the HkLiving vibe.

Take a look... 

HKLiving Interior design 2016

HKLiving Interior design 2016 HKLiving Interior design 2016

HKLiving Interior design 2016

HKLiving Interior design 2016 HKLiving Interior design 2016

HKLiving Interior design 2016 HKLiving Interior design 2016

HKLiving Interior design 2016 HKLiving Interior design 2016

HKLiving Interior design 2016

HKLiving Interior design 2016 HKLiving Interior design 2016

HKLiving Interior design 2016 HKLiving Interior design 2016

HKLiving Interior design 2016

(all pictures by HKLiving) 

Did something caught your eye as well?

Happy Day,

Anette 


DIY: Chunky Knitted Mega-Scarf From Felted Merino Yarn And Oversized Knitting Needles

20 08 2015 DIY

Have you ever seen a scarf in such gigantic stitches??

I knitted it from about 2kg felted Little Dandelion Merino yarn with over 1m long knitting tubes that have a diameter of 50mm.

What a great experience!! 

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

The finished scarf has a width of about 25cm and a length of 2.70m and is knitted it in garter stitch.

You can find the beautiful yarn and the oversized knitting needles  in my DaWanda Shop - I also wrote about the material in this recent post if you like to have more information.

The classic garter stitch looks so cool and modern because of the unusual dimensions, don't you think?

I like it so much, when my eyes get surprised by something I haven't seen yet and yes, I think, sometimes you just need/want/should have something extra special like this scarf... 

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

Plus the extra special experience to actually work with such amazing material and tools!!

I personally like it best sitting upright with enough free space around my arms while moving those mega knitting tubes.

The left tube has contact with the floor and is leaning against my outer left leg. If the knitting is on that left tube, my hand holds it up close to the tip.

The right arm and tube do the movement. I like to hold and balance that tube at about the beginning of the last third of the length not too close to the tip.

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

You will quickly figure out your very own way to handle the new dimensions - it's so much fun!!

So let's start with this easy scarf. 

For the scarf I chained 4 with just my fingers.

I show in this Video how to do that and you can also see me knitting the garter stitch and casting off in this scarf Video.

The next two pictures show the front and the back of the chain.

I like to get my actual stitches from the back of the chain where you see that middle loop running. 

That way I will get a nice, clean bottom edge.

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

The next pictures show how to build the stitches out of that foundation chain. The first one is already the open one from the chain.

Then you built 4 more to have 5 stitches altogether on your tube. 

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

Here are both sides after getting the stitches ready.

Now knit in garter stitch until desired length or until all yarn is almost gone. Keep a little bit at the end for casting off the stitches.

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

Place a knot at the end and weave in all endings.

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

You can also knit an amazing blanket or wall hanging with more yarn in the same way by chaining more stitches in the beginning.

DIY: chunky knitted wool blanket from felted merino yarn by lebenslustiger.com

DIY: Super chunky knitted scarf from felted merino wool yarn by lebenslustiger.com

Happy Day,

Anette