Otto and Spike collection by Otto and Spike

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Description

Otto and Spike is as much about a place as a product. They have been knitting in Brunswick (an inner suburb of Melbourne) for the last 40 years. Melbourne is a great place to knit because you never know when that scarf or beanie will come in handy! Wearing warm woollies is part of life for the Melbourne dweller and they love rugging up in winter to go see the footy.

Back when Otto and Spike first started knitting, Brunswick was the centre of Melbourne’s textile industry. Nowadays things have changed – hardly anyone knits in Australia. Companies chasing cheaper prices moved their production overseas, but we are still here, designing and producing fine knitted goods.

Otto and Spike makes well-made, well-designed stuff that you’ll love to wear on your head, around you neck and out on the town. They use a combination of beautiful pure lamb’s wool and the best technical man made fibres. Most of the yarn and wool they use is surplus from an industry that has gradually disappeared from our country.

As well as taking great care with their choices of yarn, each of their machines has a special role in the making and creating of Otto and Spike's knitted pieces. They have an amazing collection of knitting machinery, enough to document the last century of knitted history.

Aspects stocks a range of Otto and Spikes’s scarves, socks, picnic rugs and homewares.

Made in Australia.

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