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! TO FIT WOMEN’S FOOT Small: EU 37 – 39/US 6 ½ – 8 ½ (approximately 19cm [7 ½”] foot circumference) Medium:… 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
Hello everybody! Small announcement that my newest pattern, the Hero Shawl, is now available for download via Ravelry! This shawl design is a “curved triangle” shape, worked from the top down. The main body of the shawl is worked in garter stitch, finished off with a knitted-on triangle border. The shape of the shawl is very… Continue reading Hero Shawl Pattern Release
Hi guys, we’re back for episode 2! We won’t usually be bringing out two episodes in a week, but we had a backlog of recordings so here’s some more for you to enjoy. Thanks for listening! Links: The Polished Gent How To Make a Leather Belt