Hi everyone, About a year ago I released the Fine and Dandy Socks, and your support for the pattern has absolutely warmed my heart. I want you all to enjoy how I’ve developed as a pattern writer over the past year, so to celebrate a milestone I’ve been giving this special little design some love!… Continue reading Fine and Dandy Socks Update
by Jessica Gore of The Sweater Collective The Retta Scarf is the perfect everyday accessory; warm, stylish, and surprisingly easy to knit. A central nine-stitch cable is bordered by twisted stitches and garter stitch, creating a classic design that looks good however you want to wear it. The DK weight yarn is held doubled throughout knitting this… Continue reading Free Pattern: Retta Scarf
This week, a special tag on Instagram really got my thinking juices flowing. If you follow me there (@thesweatercollective) you might have read the post already, but so many people left such lovely responses that I thought it was a discussion point worth resharing. The tag was from my dear friend and creative extraordinaire Hanna Lisa Haferkamp… Continue reading Making socks: some thoughts about knitting
It’s been a little while since I last checked in, so I thought it was about time I post an update about what I’ve been working on lately! Since we’ve said hello to 2017 I’ve released two new knitting patterns: the Daintree Shawl and the Winter Dusk Hat. Daintree Shawl … Continue reading New Year, New Designs!
by Jessica Gore of The Sweater Collective These fun socks knit up in no time, and are a great way to experiment with a toe-up construction if you’ve been wanting to give it a try! SIZE Small: 15.5cm (6″) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 19cm (7 ½”); women’s EU 37–39/US 6 ½–8 ½ Medium: 18cm (7″) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 22cm (8 ¾”); women’s EU 40–42/US 9–10, men’s EU 40–42/US 7 ½–8 ½… Continue reading Free Pattern: Day Off Socks
As a keen knitter (could you tell?), it’s important to me to take special care of the garments and accessories I’ve invested countless hours in creating. Wool washes are particularly useful, formulated for the maintenance of natural fibres so fantastic for keeping your lovely knits clean (and therefore less likely to be attacked by bugs!). Unfortunately in Australia,… Continue reading REVIEW: Soak
Hi guys, we’re back for episode 3! In this week’s episode we talk about making practices in hot weather, how to get stuff done, and the usual knitting, films, gardening and writing. We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback, please feel free to comment below! Retta Scarf Blueberry Waffle Sock Pattern by Sandy Turner… Continue reading Episode 3 The Crafternoon Sessions Podcast