HRYC

October 01, 2018

2018 Crochet Blanket CAL: October squares

Month 10 (October 2018)

Our prize for October, the final month of new squares, is 6 balls of Catona cotton by Scheepjes! All you need to do to enter is post a finished square in the Ravelry thread by the end of the month. 

Below are the month 10 blanket CAL options. This is our final set of CAL patterns. For the final 2 months of the CAL, we'll focus on catch-up, joining, and borders. If you want to catch up on what we're doing, pop by Ravelry!

For more info, see our first blog post with all the details

Standard Single Colour

 

Standard Multi-color

 

"Rie" by Ineke Mooijenkind (free; photo tutorial)

 

Challenge

 

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September 26, 2018

Outlaw October: Team HRYC

October is just around the corner, so Kate, Rachael and I have teamed up to all knit a garment using Outlaw. There's a team challenge this year which looks like the most fun since, well, anything, and while as a stockist we don't qualify to win anything we'll play along anyway!

So what are we all knitting?

Kate

Kate has decided to take on a garment for herself - and we all need to cheer her on as she hasn't made a full-size knit garment yet! 

Kate's chosen the stunning Criss Cross Top by Purl Soho (it's free!)

Using Outlaw Yarn Nyx in Parchment:

Outlaw Yarn Nyx - Parchment

 

Tash

Tash is looking to knit herself a hug for next winter. It's the one garment I feel is missing from my knit wardrobe, so it's finally time to get it off the list. 

Stonewall by Alicia Plummer

Stonewall by Alicia Plummer is a timeless classic, with the nice interest of some contrasting texture. I'll be using Outlaw Bohemia Gothic in Shelley, which is the most stunning teal:

Outlaw Bohemia Gothic in Shelley

Rachael

Rachael is very kindly knitting for her sister! What a treat! 

Evie Scott's Quill cardigan will be amazingly cosy knit with Outlaw Bohemia Gothic, in the colour Austen

Outlaw Yarn Gothic in Austen

 

Sonja

She may be all the way over in Kuala Lumpur but she's still part of the team, so Sonja is knitting a Twiggy using Outlaw Bohemia Sport in Carnivale. 

Outlaw Bohemia Sport in Carnivale

 

We'd love to see what you're making as part of Outlaw October! Taking part in any of the categories gives you the chance to win a $250 credit with your favourite stockist (yes, you could spend $250 with us!!). Be sure to pop on to the Outlaw Yarn Ravelry group to find out more, and join their Facebook group for lots of inspiration.

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August 31, 2018

2018 Crochet Blanket CAL: September squares

Month 9 (September 2018)

Our prize for September is a skein of Wollmeise sock! All you need to do to enter is post a finished square in the Ravelry thread by the end of the month. 

Below are the month 9 blanket CAL options. If you want to catch up on what we're doing, pop by Ravelry!

For more info, see our first blog post with all the details

Standard Single Colour

As Time Goes By by Polly Plum (free; video tutorial) 
Mack the Knife by Polly Plum (free; video tutorial)

Standard Multi-colour

Nomad by Fate – square by Martin Up North (free)

Kirton Square by Jacqui Goulbourn (free; photo tutorial)

Challenge Single Colour

Summertime by Polly Plum (PAID; video tutorial)
One for My Baby by Polly Plum (PAID; video tutorial) 

Challenge Multi-Colour

Casablanca 12" Square by Maria Bittner (free)

Stained Glass Lantern by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk (PAID; phototutorial)

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August 03, 2018

Sockalong 2018 - Knit all the socks!

Inspired by Kate's CAL, we've started a 6-month sock knitalong over in the Ravelry group.  We're keeping it casual - it's just an opportunity to knit some socks, and show them off to those who appreciate them! You don't have to knit a pair every month or even a pair IN a month.  If you've got questions about techniques, yarns, or patterns, the Rav thread will be a great place to ask.

Each month I'll post several sock patterns, based on a loose theme (such as 'cables'), to choose from.  There will be standard patterns, that should be good for newbies, or if you wanting something that just rocks along easily, and also some more adventure patterns, for a bit of challenge perhaps.  I'll also suggest which yarns at the shop will work best for each pattern.  But it's up to you - you're very welcome to find your own patterns, and dig into your sock yarn stash. 

July's themes are 'getting started' (beginner patterns for anyone who hasn't knit socks before), and 'texture'. You'll find more information about the patterns, and yarns, on the Sockalong thread on Ravelry

Getting Started: 

these are all free patterns

Silver's Sock Class

 

 

Basic Socks

 

So Vanilla Socks

 

Vanilla Sock with Gusset & Choice of Heel

 

Textured Socks - standard

Paid pattern:

Dropping Madness

 

 

Free Patterns:

Hermione's Everyday Socks

 

Fidget Socks

 

Textured Twists

 

Textured Socks - Adventurous

Paid pattern:

How to Tame your Dragon

 

Free patterns:

Aquaphobia Socks

 

Melisandre

 

Snakewinder Socks

 

Cat Man Do

Brucie

 

Twisted Madness

 

Semki

 

Hope you join us! - Rachael

 

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August 01, 2018

2018 Crochet Blanket CAL: August squares

Month 8 (August 2018)

Our prize for August is a tote bag plus two 50g skeins of Knitsch sock! All you need to do to enter is post a finished square in the Ravelry thread by the end of the month. 

Below are the month 8 blanket CAL options. If you want to catch up on what we're doing, pop by Ravelry!

For more info, see our first blog post with all the details

Standard Single Colour

On the Street Where You Live by Polly Plum (free; video tutorial) 

 

Bringing in the Sheaves 9" and 12" Afghan by Margaret MacInnis (PAID)

 

Standard Multi-colour

How I Wonder by Polly Plum (PAID; photo tutorial)
Fan Dance by Polly Plum (free; photo tutorial)

 

Challenge Single Colour

It Had to Be You by Polly Plum (PAID; video tutorial) 

Challenge Multi-Colour

Malcolm by Polly Plum (PAID; photo tutorial) 

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