The last few days of winter are upon us in Sydney and I’m trying to get the most out of my knits before the weather starts warming up.
I love knits, and have been especially enamoured by the oversized knit trend (the most well-known – and expensive – label being I Love Mr Mittens). So much so that it’s inspired me to take up my crochet hook and knitting needles to work on some projects which I hoped to feature on the blog soon.
While roaming around Surry Hills markets on my birthday (thanks to my mum and dad for wrangling the kids while hubby and I had some time together!), I spied a stall that featured giant knits and chunky sweaters that I had to check out, of course.
All the knits – cardigans, jumpers, blankets – as well as clothes were made by the stall owner, a lovely Sydney designer who owns the label Marikit by Kitty Choy. I love that she makes EVERYTHING herself and that she’s a Sydney girl. Her knits are also considerably cheaper than I Love Mr Mittens, but with a similar aesthetic. When you’ve been sitting in front of hours of CSI crocheting and knitting away, 10 balls into a project (and counting), I can totally understand the cost behind these knits!
The cardigans she had were very I Love Mr Mittens-esque but I settled on this navy blue and green oversized knit sweater – it’s not a colour mix that I usually wear but I loved the effect the two yarn colours had together and I liked the backless v-neck detail. Hubby very generously bought it for me for my birthday 🙂
I hope I get to wear this knit a few more times before spring really kicks in – I guess that’s one of the caveats of having a birthday in August eh? #firstworldproblems
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