knitting · pattern

Free Pattern: Retta Scarf

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

knitting · socks

Making socks: some thoughts about knitting

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

knitting · pattern · socks

Free Pattern: Day Off Socks

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 9–11, men’s EU 42–44/US 8–10 Large: 20cm… Continue reading Free Pattern: Day Off Socks

knitting · review

REVIEW: Soak

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