Our Highland Collection Expands!
We are expanding our Highland Collection this week with the release of not one … but two quick and easy patterns! We have released our Highland Scarf and Highland Wrap.
His and Her’s?
We have the Highland Men’s Scarf for the man in your life, and the Highland Wrap to treat yourself with or gift to a loved one. (Apologies if you are a male crocheter reading this!) As a special surprise these patterns will be only $1 until the end of Sunday 10th November! From Monday they will revert to their non-sale prices.
Get your Highland Wrap or Highland Scarf now at sale prices!!
What’s not to love about these patterns? They are fairly quick makes (the scarf took me about 2.5 hours and the wrap about 3.5 hours. They are quick and super easy projects to make for yourself or someone else.
I love that the scarf is pitched at the men in our lives …. there are so many patterns out there for women and children but not a lot of patterns that are a little different and stand out for men. And certainly not men’s scarves! I mentioned with our Pomander Scarf that I wanted something with a bit of texture to it for the men in my family last Christmas but on searching just couldn’t find anything that stood out. Well this is certainly one of those scarves that would have fit the bill! I mean I love the look of the hdc BLO gives but you can only make so many …. and I have a BIG family.
The wrap was actually designed before the scarf … but was so pretty and simple and I loved the texture. My mind started working. You will see a couple more designs using this stitch coming out before Christmas. Once Sara and I got going with this stitch the ideas just kept materialising on our hooks! One of them is just finishing its testing phase and the response from our testers to this stitch has been fantastic. So they love it too! When we get to our stitch of the week for the floret stitch, probably just before Christmas, we have a cute pattern for that ready to go as well!
Handy hint for the Highland Wrap!
When you make the wrap it takes a minute or two to find your feet with how to actually put it on but once you do it’s great! So warm and cosy for being around the house on those cooler days now that the temperatures are dropping and autumn is taking hold. And its not bulky so it doesn’t make you look like you gained 12 pounds overnight or restrict you as you potter around the house. It also fits under a coat nicely without creating bulk. I’d recommend that you have a little model or a tailors dummy handy to help you when you first try to put it on …. Heidi (my dummy) certainly helped me get my head around it!
To complete either project you will need:
#5 weight yarn – I used Sirdar’s Harrop tweed ( around 300 metres, or 2 skeins, for the scarf or 450 metres for the wrap)
stitch markers (optional)
These patterns both use the floret stitch. The floret stitch is a really easy stitch based on a two row repeat – one a simple texture and the other a row of dc’s. You only need to know how to dc and ss!
These are cute and easy projects. We hope you enjoy them … and take advantage of the release weekend sale prices! Don’t forget to share you makes with us on Facebook …