If you follow the hashtag #knitstagram, you already know that Instagram is fast rivalling Pinterest as a platform to share pictures of your creations, discover fresh ideas, and connect with other knitters from across the globe. Here’s a list of our favourite accounts to follow and draw inspiration from.
First and foremost, we hope you’re already following us for the latest Cast On updates and announcements from our vibrant HQ in Shoreditch, London. Our Instagram exhibits our kits in progress, urban knits from scattered city locations, and even our office dog, Rocco! If you complete one of our kits, be sure to snap a picture and tag it #CastOnKnits for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed.
Jewell Christine is the founder of Our Maker Life, a knitting and crochet IRL community based in Chicago. She gracefully integrates her crafty lifestyle with her spirituality through a variety of thoughtfully captioned photos in seasonal colours.
Jacey is a knitter, crocheter, mother, technician, and coffee lover, all rolled into one – and her account reflects this. She runs her own Etsy store, based in Pinter Creek, selling knitwear and patterns to keep her followers warm throughout the harsh Canadian winters. Her feed integrates springtime knitwear into the great outdoors or surrounds it with foamy lattes.
Claire Mountain is a Londoner who specialises in creating contemporary knitting patterns, using minimalism to appeal to the “aesthetically conscious knitter”, a philosophy which emphasises that less equals more. This minimalistic lifestyle is reflected upon the shades of cream, taupe, and sand which form the basis of her feed’s colour scheme.
Julie Dubreux isn’t you average Parisian dressed head-to-toe in black – instead, she’s bursting with colour in every shade of the rainbow, from her vibrant knitwear to the bright shade of teal on her head. She designs and knits all of her own pieces, documenting on Instagram her kaleidoscopic arsenal of psychedelic colourwork.
Marisa Centrowitz shows you exactly how to style your knitwear: pairing her knitted staple, a V-neck crop top, with vintage wash denim such as mom jeans and high-waisted shorts. Centro Knits’ team models their knitwear throughout Philadelphia and beyond, demonstrating just how different a garment can look with the right styling and accessories.
Saskia Thomas is a Welsh knitter who sells woolly goods crafted from Peruvian sheep wool, all of which are handmade to order from her website. She specialises in retro-style giant chunky jumpers and cardigans featuring statement balloon sleeves with bell cuffs in an assortment of soft pastel and bold primary colours.
Petite Knit provides knitting patterns in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, German and French, bridging the gap between Western European knitters. Founded by the creative entrepreneur Mette, their Instagram boasts fine knits in a rustic colour palette of brick reds, earthy browns and goldenrod yellows.