Indie Dyer Series · interview · knitting · yarn

Indie Dyer Series: Gum Blossom Yarns

It’s time for the next installment of the Indie Dyer Series, and I was lucky enough that the wonderful Simone of Gum Blossom Yarns agreed to be interviewed! (Thank you so much Simone!) Gum Blossom Yarns is an Australian company, specializing in beautiful naturally-dyed yarns. If you’re familiar with Simone’s work you’ll know that she’s… Continue reading Indie Dyer Series: Gum Blossom Yarns

knitting · pattern · shawls · yarn

We’re having a mystery knitalong!

Hey everyone! You may have already heard by now, but I’m super excited to announce that I’m hosting my first ever mystery knitalong! And it’s a shawl project! Introducing the Gambier Shawl MKAL ūüôā This design was inspired by the beautiful south-east region of South Australia. Think rolling plains, gentle breezes and the dappled light… Continue reading We’re having a mystery knitalong!

knitting · new release · pattern · shawls · yarn

New pattern release: Uraidla Shawl

It’s been a little while since I’ve checked in with you all, but today I have some very exciting news as I’ve just released my newest pattern! Introducing…the Uraidla Shawl! I have to say I’m pretty smitten with this shawl, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!¬†I named the shawl after… Continue reading New pattern release: Uraidla Shawl

knitting · new release · pattern · shawls

New pattern release: Fragrant Shawl

I’m so excited to share that I have a new pattern out this week – the Fragrant Shawl! This pattern was a long time in the making (if you follow me on Instagram you might remember that I knit the sample twice!!) but good things are worth waiting for, right? ūüôā I wanted something with¬†two-colour… Continue reading New pattern release: Fragrant Shawl

knitting · pattern · socks · tutorial

Recipe for how I convert patterned socks to anklets

For last year’s Socktober KAL in The Sweater Collective Ravelry group I decided to knit a pair of¬†Arabesque Socks, but then started running out of time to get them finished by the end of the month. “No worries!” I thought, feeling lazy, “I’ll just turn them into shortie socks!” In the end I couldn’t have… Continue reading Recipe for how I convert patterned socks to anklets

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New Pattern Release: Time After Time Socks

I’m so excited to announce today that my latest pattern, the Time After Time Socks, is¬†now available for purchase via Ravelry! I think these socks are the¬†perfect accessory for this time of year – whether you’re heading into spring or autumn, they’ll keep you a comfy temperature and looking good! In terms of inspiration,¬†I was… Continue reading New Pattern Release: Time After Time Socks

Indie Dyer Series · interview · knitting · yarn

Indie Dyer Series: Circus Tonic Handmade

Today I have something very special to share with you all: the first interview¬†of¬†my¬†Indie Dyer Series! This will¬†be an ongoing collection of conversations with¬†dyers I adore, and I’m so excited that the beautiful Hannah from Circus Tonic Handmade has agreed to be the first interviewee! I had the absolute privilege of meeting Hannah in person… Continue reading Indie Dyer Series: Circus Tonic Handmade

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