Summer seemed to stretch itself right through autumn down here in the Southern Hemisphere – but now that we’re well and truly into June, the winter chills have come to play. Just because it is cold outside, does not mean we can’t be cosy. While we are big fans of all the sun fun of summer, today we are embracing winter with a round up of some of our favourite warmers. So let’s rug up with some woolly softness, subtle textures, subdued hues, nautical patterns and artisan traditions of old.
The queen of cosy, Jacqui Fink of Little Dandelion, makes beautiful loose-loop knitted blankies using some seriously big needles that we adore. It’s all the knit-one-pearl-one business of winter knittings that makes it so darn textural and tactile. We also seriously love the delicious monochromatic tones of pure merino wool blankies from Bemboka.
But if it’s colour you want, our go-to-girl Gorman has very recently released a range of mohair blankets made in collaboration with local manufacturer St Albans, and with all the usual bang-on trend savvyness these have become arrestingly must-have!
The not-so-daggy-now knots of macramé and fanciful tree bombing makes winter crafts cool again, and we’re digging it. Chill out and stay snug.
Credits: Hannah Waldron, Smalltown, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Nannavanblaaderen, Little Dandelion, Bemboka, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Nannavanblaaderen, Little Dandelion, Hannah Waldron, Knots & Knits, Elements of Alchemy, Gorman, Scholten Baijings, Knots & Knits, Cole & Son, Scholten Baijings, Michael Rohde, Gorman, Knits & Knots, Elements of Alchemy, Libero, Scholten Baijings, Gorman, Scholten Baijings