How to get your fleece from paddock to wardrobe

Knitting Machine An example of one of our many knitting machines. Do you farm an animal that produces fleece? Have you dreamed of turning the fleece into a wearable product? How exactly do you get your garment from paddock to wardrobe? Firstly, it is NOT just as easy...

Easy Care Treated Wool

In its natural knitted state, wool will shrink when washed in a machine and/or is tumble dried. As it needed to be carefully hand-washed, woollen garments fell out of fashion and were replaced with polyesters and other synthetic fibres. Now we’re moving into a new era...

Vintage Lace Loop Scarf

There are fashionistas in this world, and then there are the front desk ladies at Interknit. None of us are delicate flowers and all of us are prone to staining and tearing our clothes during work hours. Luckily for us, Interknit also promotes a large range of trade...

White Woollen Accessories

As we slip into what is rumoured to be the coldest Winter on record in Ballarat, we see two main fashion types emerging – the darks, and the vibrant brights. I’d like to introduce a third type, the whites. It’s refreshingly different to see both men and women wearing...

Love your Winter Layers

Winter has begun and now is the time to get your Winter layers in order. To help you achieve the best seasonal wardrobe, we’re offering our lightweight, jersey knit, Willow jumper at 25% off for the entire month of June (2018)! The base layer Willow is the perfect...

Aran Knit Jumpers

Occasionally we include a jumper in our Ballarat Gold range that has a wonderfully rich heritage and history. This year it’s our Aran style jumper, 1950|Aaron. The jumper in our range features five textured pattern cables extending vertically down the jumper on both...

Recycled Yarn Outdoor Jumpers

There’s not much more innovative in manufacturing than finding a commercial purpose for unwanted materials. There’s a growing market for people searching out exciting new and useful pieces fashioned from recycled materials and Interknit is proud to be servicing this...

Slow Fashion

A new generation of buyers is emerging and scaring the retail world. Fast fashion is on its way out and ethical spending (aka ‘slow fashion’) is well on its way in. Buzzwords like sustainability; minimalism; carbon footprint and fair trade have all made their way into...

Keep Local Manufacturing Viable

I write this article in the week the very last Holden factory shut down in Australia, another blow to local manufacturing. As a local clothing manufacturer we feel like an endangered species, facing an inevitable extinction. Full disclosure motivates me to let our...

Allergies and Wool

Can you be allergic to wool? A question we are asked a lot is if our woollen products are less likely to produce an allergic reaction than the last woollen product the customer got an itch from. Wool is made from keratin, the same fibre that makes up the hair on your...