After much preparation, I'm delighted the knitting kits for The Red Roof Croft House are now available online from my Etsy shop. Packaged in a sturdy cardboard box, this kit make's a lovely gift for a knitting friend or relative.
The pattern, originally published in 2010 was inspired by the house with the red roof on the Applecross Peninsular, west coast of Scotland.
The kit is aimed at intermediate knitters or confident beginners. Make as a child's toy, add extra weight for a doorstop or bookend.
knit and purl stitch
knit two stitches together
pass one stitch over
make stitches with a backward loop
work with changes in colour
pick up stitches
The kit contains everything you'll need:
Printed knitting pattern
Yarn - 3 colours of premium acrylic double knitting yarn
Pair of straight 3.25mm (US3) bamboo knitting needles
Blunt tapestry needle for sewing
100g polyester toy filling
18cm x 30cm x 10cm (7ins x 12 ins x 4ins)
If you already have yarn and knitting needles there's a digital PDF pattern available to download from Ravelry.
If you are planning a visit to north west Scotland the lovely cafe Nanny's at Sheildaig is a short drive away from the real red roof house which inspired the knit. The cafe serves delicious coffee, cakes and also stocks the knitting kits in carry handle bags.