Posted on 26/10/2017 23:20 by Louise .

Hygge. Our Scandinavian neighbours I'm sure most of us have come across the Danish concept of "Hygge" - a feeling or moment which one describes as cosy, content, charming or special.  This doesn't have to be an extraordinary event but something as simple as enjoying time alone or with friends in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

Although the word may be Danish, in Scotland this idea of cosy time in the winter is certainly close to our hearts.  The Croft House is located at half the distance to Stavanger in Norway than to London and even Copenhagen in Denmark is closer.  We share long dark winters and light summer nights when we virtually see no darkness with our Scandinavian neighbours.

This feeling of cosiness was the inspiration behind our new ladies knitwear designs.  Chunky yarns give a feeling of cocooning which is further enhanced by details such as a generous cowl neck or deep turn-back cuffs.  Contrasting stitch patterns add extra interest to these hand framed jumpers.

We think that for effortless, comfortable yet stylish dressing these are the perfect go-to sweaters, leaving you to create your own moment of hygge.

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Posted on 05/09/2014 16:17 by Louise.

Mens natural ribbed polo neck jumper A short while ago I was speaking to a customer who likes to spend his time in boats.  ”I always need a warm high neck jumper as I can’t be messing around with scarves.”  And so The Croft House Mens Natural Ribbed Polo neck Jumper was born.  Its high neck will definitely keep out any chills but its ribbed design means it will look good off duty too.  The undyed yarn in a soft grey ecru is completely natural, taking its colour from the natural colour of the fleece and is spun at New Lanark Mill.  So whether you’re messing around on the water, doing a bit of gardening or just looking for a great off-duty jumper then this can definitely do the job…..just add your own adventure!

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Posted on 15/09/2013 11:03 by Louise .

Royal Blue Lambswool Scarf 

With the leaves getting crisp on the trees, a chill to the night air and the local farmers harvesting in the fields, a new season is upon us.  We have lots of lovely new pieces in our collection for you to choose from including two new colours of our own popular Scottish lambswool scarves.  As well as our current 8 colours we have added vibrant royal blue and fuchsia.

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Posted on 10/05/2013 16:26 by Louise Hepworth.

babies aran jumper  Our popular Irish aran jumpers can now be enjoyed by even the youngest member of the family. Starting at age 3-6 months, we now stock beautiful handknitted aran jumpers for babies made by Carraig Donn.  As a mother of a little one, I can appreciate the addition of buttons at the neck making dressing that bit easier. They would make a great gift, especially if paired with our aran baby blanket or bootees.

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Posted on 16/11/2012 12:27 by Louise Hepworth.

Christmas cashmere 

With the festive season just around the corner, our minds turn not just to winter woollies but also the chance to dress up for Christmas parties.  Wool doesn’t have to be just for daytime.  Our model wears a beautifully soft Scottish cashmere dress with light-weight wrap and even accessorizes with a cute clutch bag in Harris Tweed showing it has come a long way from the wardrobe staple of country gents! 

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