Next up in our 5 Ways to Wear series is our Vanilla Heirloom sweater, a handknit unisex piece that's destined to become your favourite everyday pullover. It's also an excellent choice for beginner knitters as it comes with lots of extra information and instructions for 5 different gauges, making it suitable for a plethora of yarn weights. You can get a free, basic version here, and the full pattern version is available here. Between Malte and I, we technically have 3 of them: his version in size 4, knit out of Blacker Yarns's Brushwork (now sold out), my slightly oversize version in size 2, knit out of De Rerum Natura's Gilliatt with Moel View Yarn's Veld Lace, and the design sample in size 1, knit out of The Fibre Co.'s Arranmore Light. Here's how I wear it:Read More
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When I think about sustainability and fashion, to me, a vital aspect in all of this is aiming to add pieces to our wardrobes that we'll get a lot of wear out of. They don't necessarily have to be things we wear on a daily basis – I'd argue that it's sustainable, too, if I invest in a statement piece that I'll wear for special occasions only, but that is great quality and will last me for many of said special occasions to come, that is in a way timeless that I'll most likely still like it years down the road, or that maybe even serves the purpose for not only me, but friends I'll be able to lend it to or others I might pass it onto should I not wear it anymore. Still, a versatile garment often equals more wears, and after all, making the most out of what we buy and make is what we all want, right?Read More