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Little House Needleworks – Strawberry House and a cabled scarf

Hi everyone, I have had this pattern in my stash for quite sometime now, I thought it was about time I stitched it!
I started it this week and finished it in a couple of evenings, I am so pleased with it, the colours are just gorgeous. The chart uses four DMC threads and three Crescent Colours, I am glad I chose to go with the threads called for in the pattern  as the Crescent Colours just make it a little bit special!

It was a delight to stitch and I can’t wait to get it framed.

Little House Needleworks next work in progress

I love Little House Needleworks, they really make my heart sing, so I decided to start another that has been in my stash for a while, Home of a Needleworker, I started this yesterday and already I love it. (photos below)

Cabled scarf/shawl progress

Remember the cabled scarf/shawl in my last post? Well, I got that finished too and I am quite thrilled with it. The cosiest of shawls, it feels so lovely, and I just loooove cables on anything! (photos below)
You can read all about the pattern and yarn I used on my Ravelry project page here  

Stitching News

I have just started making a little gift for someone, a gift set with lots of goodies included.

The 11pm Shawl pattern by Alicia Plummer on Ravelry, click here to see the pattern or on my Ravelry page to see the details 
It is the perfect size to wrap up in when it is cold outside.
It measures 68″ approx 172cm  
Chunky yarn (Bulky)
The main body of the scarf/shawl is knit using 8mm needles (US 11) so it is super fast to knit.
I can see myself making more of these  for Christmas gifts.
Long enough to wrap around the front and hang nicely at the back.
Here are some pretty stitch markers, little stars in glass balls.

 Until next time, happy stitching!

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. December 13, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    I love your strawberry house stitching, Lynn….the colours are perfect! Your scarf looks amazing too. I can't believe that it knits up quickly, it looks like something that would take ages to do and would make a lovely Christmas gift.
    Those little wish ball are adorable!

  2. December 13, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    I have stitched Strawberry House! It's a beautiful design and you did a great job. Your cabled scarf looks lovely amd warm.

  3. December 13, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Hi, Lynn! You’ve been a busy bee. I love LHN, too.

  4. December 13, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Gosh Lynn, you are amazing with everything you do and how fast you do things.
    I am doing LHN Home of a Needleworker at the moment also. I am just using up threads and loving doing it. I think I may progress a bit more quickly once I have had my eye test and got new glasses, lol.
    I do love the Strawberry House pattern, you have made a beautiful job of it and WOW the scarf, it's gorgeous.
    I am in awe.

  5. December 13, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    My goodness you have been busy – these are all sjuch great projects. Your work always makes me smile – it is always so beautiful and so perfect.

  6. December 13, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Gorgeous stitching and knitting Lynn.Thank you for the shawl link it is a stunning pattern.