Thursday 11 November 2021

Wee Houses


It's cast on day for the Wee Houses scarf and cowl in the Stylecraft Yarns Make Along Group. Both the scarf and cowl are knitted in the round and are suitable for knitters with some experience with stranded knitting where different colours of yarn are 'carried' across the back of the work.

You can find the pattern on Ravelry and lots more details about it. If you join the Make Along Group you will find a discount code valid for use on Ravelry from 1st November to 30th November 2021. The pattern is also available from Etsy (but no discount code).

The scarf and cowl both use Highland Heathers DK, which currently comes in a range of 19 rich, tweed effect shades.

The scarf pattern gives the opportunity to use up lots of small quantities of spare yarn...

...decorated with pom poms.

The cowl is a shorter wider version of the scarf. It slips on over the head and is worn snug to the neck. Thanks to the lovely Juliet Bernard for knitting and choosing the colours of this cowl. 

The lovely Fiona of Yarn Etc knitted this great cowl using her alternative colour choices which have an autumnal theme. Thank you Fiona.

The Wee House pattern is the latest and most colourful in a number of designs which have been inspired by a little red roof croft house on the Applecross Peninsular in north west Scotland. 

It seems a long time ago since the Red Roof Croft House was published in 2010.

Then followed the Mini Red Roof Croft House knitting pattern in 2011.

The Home Sweet Home Tea Cosy in 2012 featured a house motif which forms the basis for the scarf and cowl. This design is further developed in 2013 on a cushion cover (see further down). 

'Home' Cushion September 2013. The house motif from the tea cosy in 2012 is repeated in rows of neutral shades of grey 'strips' across the cushion with dots of different colours added along the 'window lines'. More photos and different views of the cushion are on Flickr here.

The Wee Houses pattern combines elements of the Home Sweet Home Tea Cosy and the Home cushion striping effect. Some solid lines were included between the rows of houses to add more colour contrast. 

For more information about the Stylecraft Make Along check out this link here.