Let’s kick things off with the WHY of creating our own knitted wardrobes...
Why bother? Why go to the effort? What are the benefits?
You might be a knitter yourself, but as mentioned in Never Been Knit's last post, that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone knits FOR themsevles.
As a personal stylist at New Boots and Panties, I hear so many reasons a to why knitwear so often doesn’t make it into our everyday wardrobes - it’s the same factors and self-doubts that are usually at play, that most of us have inside of us: lack of body confidence, concerns over how it’ll make us look, sense of self-worth and being deserving of such a time-intensive piece, convenience, budget - some of these we’ll look at, and debunk, later on in this series.
Today, rather than working on the concerns that make a knitted wardrobe a WHY NOT, I thought we’d kick off by taking a look at the WHY YES - what are the pros and benefits of building yourself your very own knitted wardrobe?
I’ve been talking to a lot of fellow knitters since starting my own journey - it’s been one of my favourite parts - meeting this fabulous community and sharing stories, projects, advice, support....and a little bit of my own rookie-knitter neurosis!
The first thing I always find myself asking people is WHAT ARE YOU MAKING?!
And one response keeps coming back to me, time and time again, - no matter how long people have been knitting, their skill, or confidence, level - I keep hearing the same thing;
“I mainly knit for other people. I hardly knit for myself.”
When asked why this is, the main reasons I'm told are:
I'm Lou, an Ōtautahi based personal stylist and craft-lover, and this is Never Been Knit - my journey from complete knitting virgin to...well, let's find out together!