Loes van der Eijk -
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The house pattern by Marie-M was the inspiration for this canalside house.
Using blue wool - cast on 28 sts.
Rows 1 – 2: Knit
Rows 3-18: White, stocking stitch (starting with a knit row)
Row 19: Cast off 2 st., knit 12 st., cast off 2 st., knit 12 st.
Now you have 12 sts for the front and 12 sts for the back of the house.
Finish one gable first (they are identical).
Row 20: Cast off 2 st, purl 10, turn
Row 21: Knit
Row 22: Purl
Row 23: Cast off 2 st., knit to the end (8 st.)
Row 24: Cast off 2 st., purl to the end (6 st)
Row 25: Knit
Row 26: Purl
Row 27: Cast off 2 st., knit to the end (4 st.)
Row 28: Cast off 2 st., purl to the end (2 st)
Row 29: Knit
Row 30: Purl
Finish the other gable of the house, starting from row 20 (re-join in the middle of the house)
For a Delft blue effect the door and windows are embroidered in blue on a white front.
The roof and side are stitched on the right side, with stiches just beside the edge. This accentuates the edge of the roof.
Decorate and sew up (see photos)