Monday, 6 March 2017

Summer Houses



It's March already and I've been wondering where this year has gone so far. There have been too many grey and rainy days. It's been good these last few weeks to work in summery yarn shades with names such as, Sky Blue, Sunflower, Greek Blue, Poppy, Soft Lime and Lavender.

Generally I use wool DK yarn when I knit these wee Scottish croft houses. It has been a change to use a smooth cotton in 4ply making a summery seaside cottage. Even though the 4ply is a lighter weight the pattern worked well with this yarn and the same needle size 3.25mm was used. 


Here are the colour combinations I came up with... 
 
 Poppy Sky Blue  ~  Sunflower  ~  Lavender


Soft Lime ~ Lapis ~ Poppy ~ Sky Blue


Peppermint ~ Sunflower ~ Soft Lime ~ Shell


Fondant ~ Lavender ~ Peppermint ~ Soft Lime


Greek Blue ~ Shell ~ Peppermint ~ Lavender




The pattern I used was Mini Red Roof Croft House.

For the Summer Houses I used the new Stylecraft Classique Cotton 4ply see below for the full the colour range. This is a 100% cotton and comes in 50g balls 182m/199yds.

I had fun choosing colour combinations from the 12 available in the palette. I like the mix of pastel and stronger shades. There are two neutral shades, White and Ivory, the latter I used for the windows on all the houses. This is just a start on possible colour combinations, I'm sure I can mix these around and create more different houses...

Image courtesy Stylecraft

Image courtesy Stylecraft

8 comments:

  1. How cute! Do you have some bigger project where you plan to use all this sweet little cottages?

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    1. Thank you, I don't have a bigger project in mind so far but am open to suggestions.

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  2. those are soooooooo cute!! I would love to try a crochet version!
    x

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    1. Thank you so much. I think a crochet house would be great, you should try one...I think you'd come up with a lovely version.

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  3. Yes where has the year gone?
    I am thinking you could knit the Tobermory harbour front street!
    Cheers,
    Gail.

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    1. Thank you Gail, I like that idea! I love that Harbour front. Could do taller 3 storey versions...

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  4. Lovely selection of colours. The pink one with the blue roof has to be my favourite.

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  5. Thank you. The selection of colours are really lovely and a pleasure to have been working with them.

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Regards

Julia