Slipcovers for the Knit Obsessed Among Us

I have five cats and one kid, which means slipcovers are non-negotiable in my household. However, I’ve been led to believe that some people slipcover for the fun of it, perhaps to refresh older furniture or to make decor updates on the cheap. For not exactly cheap, but possibly less than the cost of a new armchair, you can get a hand knit slipcover for your favorite armchair that will make it every bit as cozy as that old favorite sweater of yours that is now only appropriate for use inside the house.

Cozy. But a crumb magnet.

These hand knit slipcovers for armchairs and cushions and ottomans (and lamps) wouldn’t work for me, I’m afraid, since my slipcover use is intended to make my furniture less of a cat hair/stain magnet. But if you can’t get enough of all things knit and want to make your furniture more difficult to keep crumb free, then BiscuitScout‘s hand knit slipcovers may be just what you’re looking for.

While the whole look isn’t my cup of tea, I can certainly see the appeal. What do you think? Too gimmicky? Or who cares, so long as it’s comfy?

2 Responses to “Slipcovers for the Knit Obsessed Among Us”

  1. The Jananator June 3, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Love it hate it whatever. That’s just not going to wear well…

  2. ZaftigWendy June 3, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    As an extremely avid (my coffee table is basically just a platform for yarn) knitter, I sorta love it. I wouldn’t do the chair cover, but I think the cube ottoman is cute.