I was looking for a new creative outlet and whilst knitting other people's patterns and designs is awesome; I wanted more. It came at a time when I was really investigating my environment and the organic conclusion was to combine the two elements and turn my hand to knitwear pattern designs.
Over my years of knitting, I have worked with so many different variances of yarn but when it comes down to it, I have realised I love woolly wool. The rustic, rugged textures combined with it's properties of tactile properties make my heart sing.
I have also always loved texture in knitting, and have often spent days just playing with different stitch pattern combinations just to see what they look like.
'Oceanside' is the first of what I hope will be quarterly releases of collections of knitting patterns. It's the summation of how I have been influenced by the environment I have submersed myself in for the last decade and a half, and my growth as a knitter over that same time. It's wild and woolly and beautiful, and i think it has a colour palette that is an expression of natural harmony.
|Squeaky Beach fingerless mitts|
|Balnarring textured cowl|
|Woolamai chevron beanie|
I'm so thrilled to share them with you, and hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed their creation.