I’m gearing up for a trip to Australia so naturally I’ve been researching all things Aussie knits! Nikki Gabriel is a Melbourne-based knitwear and textile designer. Her Summer 09 collection is beautiful and handmade using fine silks and linens. Her Winter 10 collection looks amazing as well from the preview on her blog – vibrant reds and yellows with soft neutrals.
Nikki also has a line called CONSTRUCTION, a series of knitting patterns that were designed like building blocks. Each shape builds on the last to create different garment styles and variations. CONSTRUCTION No. 1 was designed to be knit with Bespoke Wool and No. 2 with Bespoke Alpaca, both of which are undyed yarns that have been locally harvested and spun.
If you happen to have any Australian craft fun and games to share, please do! We’ll have three weeks and I want to cram in as much goodness as possible!