A Knit Floor Pouf Workshop
In this workshop, knitter Alison Abbey shares with us a detailed tutorial on how to knit a chunky floor pouf for the home. We’re introducing knitting by starting from the beginning – but the unique spin that this workshop brings is the application of two extra large straight needles and how to work with them to build home goods. This knitted pouf is a practical, beautiful handmade piece whether adding it to the living room (tuck a pair under the coffee table for extra seating) or by the foot of a chair in the bedroom. We love them in playrooms for kids or in nurseries by a rocker. They are soft and squishy enough to roll all over but if stuffed with a stiffer material, practical enough to serve as ottomans.
Learn more about the details of this project on Alison’s Featured Maker Page
We can’t wait to see what you create! And to add these new wonderful tools to your crafting toolbox. This workshop can be explored in so many ways… experiment with color variation or size of yarn, try Alison’s pattern with a smaller or larger set of knitting needles for a new look. Adjust the pattern to a small round pillow for your sofa and cinch in the very center to create a flat cushion – try out an extra large pouf for lounging in a playroom. Experiment with materials – rope, which is challenging but extra satisfying to complete – produces a sturdier pouf with a unique look.
- A detailed, digital workshop on how to build custom knit floor poufs with Alison Abbey
- A live & recorded Maker Chat Q&A with our artist
- Tools and materials from artisan suppliers, curated for you, by Alison
The tools & materials included in this kit:
- Handmade extra large wooden size US19 straight needles
- Three skeins of chunky ecru yarn
- A tapestry needle
- A custom stitch pattern by Alison
Note: we aren’t sending the stuffing (these guys are big) but we recommend pillow forms, blankets, towels or polyfil. Choose the stuffing that best applies to your use.
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