Hello and welcome!
I’m Kylie, who you might previously have known from kgirlknits, my blog space for the past 8 years.
I’m now delighted to introduce my latest venture – Whisky Bay Woollens. After a spark of an idea germinated nearly two years ago, I’ve been working diligently behind the scenes to develop this project. It’s gone in all directions before finally settling here, as an ongoing series of seasonal knitting pattern collections for contemporary creatives.
Whisky Bay Woollens was born out of my desire to capture the rugged beauty of the south-eastern coastline of Victoria, Australia and it is my personal response to living by this beautiful, salty landscape. These designs are the combination of two of my favourite things – knitting and nature.
I am never happier than when I’m rugged up in wool and out in the elements, and I hope these knitwear designs can bring that same sense of contentment to you in your own way.
My family tree traces back through five generations to the Shetland Islands, so I sometimes think perhaps there is something in the genes that draws me so compulsively towards this love of wool and salt air? I aim at some point to spend some significant time on these Isles, and immerse myself in their rich knitting traditions and culture.
I hope you enjoy the collections and I look forward to sharing many more with you in coming seasons.