Shciap Scarf

During my visit to New York City in July 2012 I visited an amazing exhibition at the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition was entitled 'Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations'.

Though I had heard of Schiaparelli, I really did not know too much about her fashion. Well, let me say it was an education! I was totally blown away by the intricate details, the art and style on show. I was actually moved to tears.. a first for me at fashion exhibition.

Schiap as she called herself had used hot pink in her 50s designs and branded it as her Shocking Pink.

Recently while looking at some vintage fashion I came across a scarf designed by Schiaparelli and decided to create my own tribute to this exciting fashion designer.

Handknitted in pure Australian wool I designed these scarves using a crimson stripe, shocking pink and then a cerise stripe based on an original Schiaparelli scarf knitted in Mohair.  This tri-colour winter rainbow is such fun and the perfect pop of colour against winter grey and black.

As illustrated above, I have knitted two styles of this Schiap scarf.

Style 1: Adult scarf with Fringe

Style 2: Toddler scarf with contract colour Pom Poms

Both available through my Etsy or What Jane Knits store.

Make a statement this winter and show your true colours with a nod to one of the fashion greats.






Winter Beanie Fundraising

No one likes to be cold.

No one likes to be sick.

Imagine being really sick and knowing that medical treatment was not offering any cure.

For those with Motor Neurone Disease and many Brain Cancers that is the fate of those who are suffering.

Both Big Freeze and Carrie Bickmores Beanies 4 Brain Cancer are selling beanies to raise funds this winter and I would like to throw the What Jane Knits hats in the ring as well.

If you purchase a Beanie kit from our website or Etsy store in June or July 2017, I will make a $5 donation per unit, shared between these two causes.

This way you can still have your knitting project and make a contribution to help those in need.





Hey Knitters!

It's back ... our annual day to celebrate knitting by getting out in public showing your local community what you do!

In the last two years we have gathered at Arbory Bar on the banks of the Yarra. This year I've arranged to meet up at Prahran Market. We will be opposite the Flawless Flower stand inside the market area.

You are all invited to join us.  It should be a fun few hours, knitting and chatting. I would love to meet as many Melbourne knitters as possible.

There is plenty of food and drink available at the market so come along for lunch on Saturday 10th June between 12 and 2pm.

BYO knitting or other yarn crafty thing you are doing.

See you then.