#SustainablistDesignVote: What Do You Want To Knit This Winter?

#SustainablistDesignVote: What Do You Want To Knit This Winter?


This first voting is all about determining what type of garment or accessory you like best! This design will be available (at 50% off for everyone who participates in #SustainablistDesignVote, by the way!) this winter, so consider what you'd want to knit in a few months. We'll get to details such as top-down vs. bottom-up for sweaters, shawl shapes and all that jazz a little later, so for now we'll start with something easy and determine a type of design. This is the one decision I usually make first whenever I start working on a design, unless I'm sold on another detail such as a specific stitch pattern already. Is it gonna be a pullover, hat, shawl or cardigan? I'm so excited to see what you'll end up choosing!

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Meet: #SustainablistDesignVote!

Meet: #SustainablistDesignVote!

Do you like to take a glimpse behind the scenes and get involved? Then we created #SustainablistDesignVote with you in mind! Here at Sustainablist, we're gearing up to launch an exciting project, and it's all about sharing the process and teaming up with our community. In other words, you're warmly invited to join us as Verena designs a new piece in collaboration with Blacker Yarns! You’ll get to make ALL the choices, from what type of garment or accessory you’d like to knit a little later this year and the inspiration behind the design to choosing yarns and colourways, and there will be plenty of fun prizes, too.

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Favourite Fair Fashion Looks from TRAVEL

Favourite Fair Fashion Looks from TRAVEL

Just a little over a month ago, we published TRAVEL: A Book for Makers, Adventurers and Sustainablists. It is certainly no exaggeration to say that this eBook is something I have been dreaming about for the longest time.

Dedicated to all things traveling, making and leading a happy, fulfilling life without missing out on the fun while at the same time treating the world we live in with respect, mindfulness and other creatures and future generations in mind, TRAVEL captures some of the many ways of being more sustainable when traveling and making.

All products in the book have been made ethically and sustainably, and there are many fair fashion pieces we absolutely adore. Now without further ado, here are some of my personal favourite styles from the book!

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Sustainablist: A New Name

Sustainablist: A New Name

Have you heard the news? We've got a new name! I've you've been around for a while, you'll know that in the beginnings of The Wool Club, I mainly focussed on knitwear design and on how making can contribute to a sustainable lifestyle, something I’m more passionate about than ever. Reflecting on my why, I soon found the deep desire to contribute to a more sustainable, fair and eco-friendly way of everyday living within me, and over time, I’ve started featuring content with a more holistic view on sustainability, covering and connecting a range of aspects in addition to sustainable making.

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Meet: Vanilla Heirloom!

Meet: Vanilla Heirloom!

Our latest design, Vanilla Heirloom, is now available, and I haven't been this excited for a new pattern release in quite some time. And you know why? With everything we do here at The Wool Club, we aim to contribute to a more sustainable, fair and eco-friendly way of living and making, and this new design feels like an important step in that. To us, an important aspect of sustainable making is providing knitters with patterns that you can use to make pieces that'll last you a long time and that will be loved and worn a lot. 

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Do You Write? A Call for Submissions!

Do You Write? A Call for Submissions!

If you're signed up to our newsletter or follow along on Instagram, you probably heard me talk about this exciting new project I'm currently working on – an electronic (and potentially future print) publication dedicated to all things sustainability, travelling and making!

We're currently accepting submissions for this book project, so continue reading if you think you might be interested in teaming up with us, and please feel free to forward this call for submissions to any friends who might want to submit, too!

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About: Yllep's Ball Winder

About: Yllep's Ball Winder

Are you a knitter? Do you love buying yarn in hanks? Then you need to know about Yllep's ball winder! If you ever thought about buying a ball winder and did some research on what's on the market, you very likely found a plethora of plastic winders, and none or very few made from natural materials. Before I got mine (a lovely gift from my parents – thanks, Mama & Papa!), I contemplated buying a ball winder for the longest time and just couldn't really bring myself to invite a plastic one into our home and my making space. When I stumbled upon Yllep's website during my research and found out that she and her husband ...

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Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper

Are you good at keeping secrets? I couldn't be more excited that something I've been keeping a secret will be revealed very soon – the Hometown Cardigan design I contributed to Taproot Mag's upcoming issue REST – and I wanted to share with you that they just brought back their Digging Depper series! It's a look behind the scenes of how some of the pieces from their magazine came to live, and I feel so honoured to get to share a bit more about my work in this first feature. Find it here if you like, I hope you'll enjoy it!

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