Nicole Leybourne. A kiwi, a sheep enthusiast, a toast lover, a curious soul, a knitter; the Knitter.
Happy, handmade knitwear, lovingly designed in New Zealand.
The demand for Nicole's happy knits quickly outgrew her small team of hand knitters in New Zealand. Each knit is brought to life somewhere in between the beautiful lands of New Zealand and Peru, where Nicole’s team continues to evolve and grow. Using soft mohair yarns from New Zealand, fluffy wools sourced from the Peruvian Highlands woolly Alpaca and Sheep; Nicole's belief in supporting small communities, ethical labour and a slower pace of life, is of utmost importance.
Knitted together in homes, and not in overcrowded factories, by humble hands, and using century old methods,
Nicole's knits are stitched together in a world where fairy dust and magic are real.
Yarns, gathered from local, family run farms, where mulesing is not practiced, are both natural and biodegradable.
The fibres are combed, spun, and coloured, using low impact dyes, certified by Oeko Tex and REACH.
the Knitter. is self taught, curious at heart, and believes in being brave and vulnerable, kind and daring, with
dreams that are ambitious, but filled with life and colour.