New Pattern: Cable Knit Tromp l’oil

cable knit_tromploil: hand drawn print

Soon after Henry was born we decided to pick up a rocking chair at Ikea. So I can sit next to his crib in our bedroom and feed him in the middle of the night. I love Ikea but don’t like to leave the items I buy from there plain so I decided to create a print to turn into upholstery. It was fun to hand draw a cable knit. From a distance perhaps the cushions with the print on them will look really cozy and soft but up close they won’t be itchy like a sweater.

We have been looking to move into a new apartment thinking that we could get lots more space for a little extra money in the neighborhood we currently live in. Unfortunately we could not find any place we love so we decided to extend our lease here in our cozy little nest and re-work some of our space so that we’re happier and less cramped. Living on a lovely tree lined street in a sunny apartment near the subway for me to get to work on time is really nothing to scoff at. So we’ll stay put for now and have fun playing around with our space and making sure Henry has room to play when he’s up for it.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!!

8 Responses to New Pattern: Cable Knit Tromp l’oil

  1. Leigh @ Constant Cravings January 11, 2010 at 3:41 am #

    I’m loving this print. So dreamy!

  2. gina January 11, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    What a beautiful, unique design. Do you sell your designs? (I’m new to your site.) I love the coziness of knit cable and love the idea of using it in a baby nursery. Share pictures of the rocker when it is finished!

  3. Samantha Hahn January 11, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    oops voting won’t be till later this week.

  4. khristian a. howell January 11, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    wow! this image is amazing! i am blown away be the detail! enchanting.

  5. alice January 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    I just started knitting my first cable stitch hat, and I love the attention to detail your drawing captures! Adds flames to my fire for more knitting knowledge!

  6. Samantha Hahn January 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    glad to help! I am amazed at the patience that goes into actually knitting. I think drawing knit might be more my speed!

  7. Samantha Hahn January 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    thank you so much.

  8. Samantha Hahn January 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm #


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