HRYC

November 07, 2018

Spring Garland Project: Knit leaves and flowers

In the spirit of our Spring Garland CAL, I decided we should have some knit fun as well!

So knitters, fret not, here's a bunch of ideas for making a contribution (and gain a prize entry) to our Spring Garland.

With the new arrival of Scheepjes Catona cottons, we decided to make use of our colour sample box (which you could nab one of your own to play with, once we get more in) and make a spring garland. 

Better yet, you could win one!

All you need to do is come into the shop and make a flower and we'll take your name and contact details for one entry per finished item. 

OR pop by the Ravelry thread, show us a picture of each flower or leaf or what have you for your own garland and we'll pop you in the draw too. 

More details for both ways to enter are in the Ravelry thread.

 

Acorn ornament by Carmen Rigby-Wilson

 

Woodland Wreath by Frankie Brown

 

Squash Blossom by Bonnie Sennott

Remembrance Poppy by Katy Sparrow

Daffodil by Jessica Goddard

 

Strawberry by Linda Dawkins (who has lots of other flora and fauna patterns)

Lacy Leaf by Colleen Teerling

Perhaps, if you're up for some fun, a knitted Cyclops Pot Plant by Dawn Finney

Don't forget to stop by the Ravelry thread and share your creations - we love to see them! Or, you can always pop them up on Instagram - make you sure you tags us @hollandroadyarn 

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October 09, 2018

Spring Garland Project: crochet flower patterns

With the new arrival of Scheepjes Catona cottons, we decided to make use of our colour sample box (which you could nab one of your own to play with, once we get more in) and make a spring garland. 

Better yet, you could win one!

All you need to do is come into the shop and make a flower and we'll take your name and contact details for one entry per finished item. 

OR pop by the Ravelry thread, show us a picture of each flower or leaf or what have you for your own garland and we'll pop you in the draw too. 

More details for both ways to enter are in the Ravelry thread.

Pop by the shop and join us in playing with colour, try your hand at a crochet flower, and be part of our spring decorating! Or, if you aren't local, make your own garland using odds and ends and share pictures with us - we'd love to see them!

Here's a few patterns we're going to start with:

Leaves 

 

Just another leaf 

Fall Leaves

Maple Leaves

Japanese Maple Leaf Motif

Crochet flowers and bees wreath (paid) 

 

 

Flowers

 
 
Field Poppy (paid)
With these patterns we're barely scraping the surface of flower patterns out there!
Don't forget to drop by Ravelry to show us your progress if you're playing along at home, and be in to win! 
 
The competition runs from right now until 30 November, and will be drawn on 3 December. Open to NZ and Australian residents only.
 
 

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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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