#1year1outfit Everyone’s Makes

I am so grateful to have talented people from around the world joining in with the #1year1outfit challenge!  I have recently updated the list of participants to include Mari (US), Tasha (US), threadlover(US)  Zoe (UK), Cheryl (Hungary), Reduce,reuse,recycle (VIC), Libby (NZ) and Raquel (NSW).  Welcome!

So if you weren’t sure if it could be done just check out what everyone has been up to!  There is still time to throw your hat in the ring.

Australia

Carolyn and Sue have been using their knitting prowess to make winter woollies.  Both of these garments are made from undyed Fiber of the Gods alpaca. Sue is unsure about her jumper and thinks it will not be her final make for this challenge.

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Megan, Sue and Carolyn have also felted local wool (sourced via Bilby Yarns) ready for sewing.

Reduce,reuse,recycle has been researching up a storm and has been created a map of fibershed products, which should help the Melbournites!

The public view of my Fibershed map with basic functions labelled

New Zealand

Libby has her hands on some local hand dyed wool and is creating a new sweater pattern as she goes. I love that she’s called it gingerbread after the colour of the wool.

My design journey towards a fabulous, cosy & comfy sweater has begun and I'm chatting about how my ideas evolve over on the Truly Myrtle blog. There's a link in my profile if you fancy a read.  #trulymyrtledesigns #trulymyrtleblog #knittingdesign #knittin

United Kingdom

Charlotte has knitted socks, gloves and a scarf with British wool and is about to take possession of some British peace silk.  Love the tumeric colour!
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The Steely Seamstress has finished the gorgeous UK peace silk tank complete with shibori details, swoooon.Myla Tank

Laura has been hinting at some local fiber success from Merchant and Mills and Zoe, like me, is learning to weave and has shared a lovely story about obtaining a fleece from her neighbour.

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North America

Mari from the Carolinas has done some great research into local cotton options and settled on some from Alabama Chanin, along with the alpaca wool that she has started to prepare. She has also started testing out local plants and their dyeing capabilities.  Tasha  has also added to her research so if you are in the US, go and have a read, you might find the information you need to get making.

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Jess got in early with this knit jumper, and I cannot wait to see what else she has planned.

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Jule has been hand spinning and dyeing the wool for the German based trio who  has also secured some local linen.  julehandspunwool

Inspired yet??  The diversity of approaches across the globe is fascinating and I am looking forward to hearing more as the year goes on.  Each make has such a great story behind it, make sure you go and have a read. Don’t forget to tag your posts and images with #1year1outfit for me so I can stalk you. Now, back to knitting for me…

17 thoughts on “#1year1outfit Everyone’s Makes

  1. I am also still collecting avocado pits in search for that perfect dusty pink and will start knitting my cardigan from German, undyed wool. I have decided to use Lithuanian linen for my dyeing experiments because it is so much cheaper. I will use a piece of the German linen as well though to at least have some fabric from Germany. I would love a scarf. The wool flannel for my trousers comes from British wool. I am planning a pair of trousers, a tunic and the cardigan. And possibly a dress as well. That British peace silk sounds amazing. I need to investigate this further. Maybe there is even German peace silk! Very inspiring post, Nicki!

  2. I just found an interesting article questioning if ahimsa silk is truly peace silk…. So there seems to be a lot to consider. Not surprising really….www.wormspit.com/peacesilk.htm

  3. So nice to see what everyone else is working on! It’s exciting but kinda scarey to see my name in the list! I’m a little jealous of those who’ve been able to source woven fabric 😉 Thanks for the peace silk link, Ute 🙂

  4. It’s so very exciting to see everyone’s plans coming into fruition! Thanks for featuring everyone’s creations and I’m really looking forward to seeing the final outfits 🙂

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