Thursday, 18 October 2012

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Autumn Leaves Selection

The nights are drawing in...the leaves on the trees are changing colour...there's knitting to be done...here's a selection of leaf inspired patterns from around the web to keep you busy on autumn evenings.




 Leftie by Martina Behm



 Attic 24 Happy Flower Decoration


 Pattern & image © 2012 Avril Lang
 
 knitting pattern is free via Knitty

Friday, 14 September 2012

Croft House

Looking out across a loch, surrounded by mountains is a little croft house with a red roof. This knitting pattern was inspired by that house which is located on the Applecross Peninsular, West Coast of Scotland. Make this knitted croft house as a child’s toy or add extra weight and use as a bookend 

Available as a Automatic PDF Download.
£2.50


The pattern prints out over 7 pages and includes detailed instructions throughout to complete this project.

Yarn Suggestions
1 ball 50g Stylecraft Kon-Tiki Cotton DK in Ivory.
1 ball 50g Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino #340700.
1 ball 50g Stylecraft Kon-tiki Cotton DK in Slate.

Needles
Pair of 3 1/4 mm (US 3) knitting needles
Two double pointed 3 1/4 mm (US 3) knitting needles.

Size
Approximately 19cm high x 10cm deep x 20cm wide (71/2 ins x 4 ins x 8 ins).

Knitting Skills Required to make;
Cast on, cast off, knit stitch, purl stitch, knit two stitches together, pass stitch over, make stitches using backward loop method, working with changes of colour.

The mini version of this knitted Croft House is available as a separate knitting pattern - details here.

Text and Graphics © Hand Knitted Things 2011
This pattern is for personal, noncommercial use.
It may not be sold in full or in part, and products made using this pattern may not be sold.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Casual Mustard

Hand Knitted Things has been included in this lovely autumn treasury on Etsy...here.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Busy making...ready to go...

Have been busy making brooches, catching up with orders and posting to stockists. Hopefully back to soon with some knitting updates...


Thursday, 16 August 2012

New Look

Regular visitors to the blog may have noticed a change of design at the top of the page. I'm planning a new website and playing around with the design...it's not live yet...this is a screen shot of the preview home page...what do you think?

Monday, 16 July 2012

Scotch Broom Cottage

  

Tweedy gold and mustard colours with a change from the red door to green in this new colourway in the cottage brooch series now available in Hand Knitted Things Etsy shop. Background display fabric supplied by the lovely Summersville


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Green Mist Cottage Brooch

Another colourway in the Cottage Brooch series...Green Mist.

Green Mist Cottage is a fibre fantasy of an idyllic holiday retreat. The brooch has a hand knitted front made with washed out tweedy greens in sheltland wool. Hand stitched details for the windows and door. A silver colour metal brooch pin on an embroidered felt backing completes the picture.

Hand made in Scotland.

Size - each brooch measures approximately 5 cm x 4.5 cm x 1.5 cm (2 ins x 1 3/4 ins x 3/4 ins).

Materials - shetland wool, felt, metal pin, embroidery threads.

Available to purchase via Hand Knitted Things online stores Etsy and Folksy.



Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Idyllic Holiday Retreat

Sea Surf Cottage is a fibre fantasy of an idyllic holiday retreat. The brooch has a hand knitted front made with washed out tweedy blues in sheltland wool. Hand stitched details for the windows and door. A silver colour metal brooch pin on an embroidered felt backing completes the picture.

Hand made in Scotland.

Size - each brooch measures approximately 5 cm x 4.5 cm x 1.5 cm (2 ins x 1 3/4 ins x 3/4 ins).

Materials - shetland wool, felt, metal pin, embroidery threads.

Available to purchase via Hand Knitted Things online stores Etsy and Folksy.




Saturday, 16 June 2012

Lamb Photoshoot

Our lovely Shetland moorit ram lamb is 8 weeks old today. Realised I hadn't taken any photos of him in weeks so off I went with the camera. These are a few shots of him when he didn't have his back to me.  He's hardly recognisable from this shot taken when he was a day old. He's now milk chocolate brown and enormous!

A day old



 With mum



Friday, 15 June 2012

Gingham and Ric Rac


 

Had the sewing machine out and made a simple tablecloth with red and white cotton gingham with a large white ric rac decorative edging.