It seems like every winter when the weather turns from brisk to seriously cold, big, chunky scarves come out in full force. Look around and you'll see girls bundled in huge scarves looking like the snuggest of bugs. TJOCKT's Martta the Merino is perfect for getting in on this chunky knit trend! And the cool thing? Most of these big chunky scarves are knit in garter stitch! Yeah, you read ... keep reading >>
Seed Stitch Scarf and Cowl Pattern – Customised for Any Yarn!
Recently, I've gotten a lot of requests for easy stitch patterns for beginner knitters. In fact, if you're reading this, there's a good chance that you're also a beginner knitter! So, beginners - I've heard your cry! This seed stitch pattern tutorial is the first in a three-part series on easy knitting stitches that can be customised for a scarf or cowl. To make things extra flexible, I've ... keep reading >>
How We Made the KNIT Tee
The KNIT tee has been a long time coming! It took a lot of work perfecting it, from choosing the right fabric and the right fit to pondering the best placement of the four letters that spell out KNIT. After various samples, hours spent scrutinising t-shirt fabrics, and countless back and forth with our factory, the KNIT tee is ready for you in the shop! The KNIT tee was originally conceived as ... keep reading >>
What Can 1 Skein of Martta the Merino Make?
One of the reasons we decided to carry Tjockt's Martta the Merino yarn is because of it's incredible yardage. Just one skein can make a big fluffy cowl, a playful pom pom scarf or two hats - one for you and one for a toddler. Each skein has 140 yards, and that's a whole lot of yarn, especially when it comes in bulky weight. So, check out what one or two skeins of this deliciously soft superfine ... keep reading >>
The Everyday Raglan: An Easy Beginner Pattern
This month is the release of the long-awaited Everyday Raglan pattern! I'm so excited for this pattern, not only because it's the culmination of a lot of hard work, but because raglans are just so darn cool. The first sweater I made was a raglan, and I remember being completely mesmerised by its construction. At first, it made no sense at all. Why am I casting on so few stitches? Why aren't ... keep reading >>
Meet a Maker: TJOCKT Yarns
Running a successful business while keeping your roots and values is not easy. But it's a feat that Maria Leivo, CEO and head "woolwoman" at TJOCKT Yarns, has done. TJOCKT produces delightfully fat and cushy yarns from Finland. We're so pleased to launch our shop and knitting kits with TJOCKT's Martta the Merino yarn - a bulky super soft merino yarn in a generous 140 yard skein. Check 'em out in ... keep reading >>
Knitting on TV: Louie
[Spoiler Alert: the following post includes spoilers! If don't want to know what happens in Season 5 Episode 3 of Louie, then do not read on!] You never know what you're going to get on an episode of Louie. It could be a modern reimagining of Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," an argument on the evolutionary upside of obsolescence or a quiet scene of Louie knitting. Sometimes you get all three in ... keep reading >>