8 January 2015

gingerbread house

I previously wrote about a few competitions I was going to enter. One was the campaign for warm homes organised by AgeUk. I eventually got round to knitting up my entry. I had several ideas going round in my head as to what sort of warm home I would knit. Then, before Christmas I was watching Mary Berry on TV making a lovely gingerbread house and so I got the idea of knitting one. AgeUk supply a pattern designed by Julia Marsh, I used this as a starting point and adapted it to create my gingerbread house.......

The main house and roof is knitted flat on two needles. I use a picot edge for the bottom of the roof and moss stitch for the shutters, The chimney was made using dpns, knitted in the round and the candy canes were made using i-cord technique. The smarties on the ridge of the roof are crocheted starting with magic loop.
Some more photos showing the back of the house and some details......

 For more information about the campaign and competition click here.

Till next time, Ali.


  1. It's brilliant Ali.....looks good enough to eat! :)
    Best of luck with the competition !!
    V x

  2. Fabulous, I love it. That's a winner if ever I saw one.

  3. OOoh Ali - its delicious!
    Love all the details - the perky peeking gingerbread person...and the door wreath is exquisite!
    Smashing smarties too!
    You are full of fantabulous ideas!
    Looking forward to seeing many more of your amazing creations in 2015!
    Ali x

  4. missed this post at the time, I looove your gingerbread house. So so sweet, literally. The little bit at the bottom of the roof is great. Good luck with the competition.

  5. This is amazing Ali. I especially love the little gingerbread face in the window. X


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