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! 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

knitting · review


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

knitting · new release · pattern

Hero Shawl Pattern Release

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