Hi, hello and welcome to Strikk Handknits, I'm Tanya, lovely to meet you.
During the day I'm doing all lawyer-ly things - at any other time, I'm with my needles and yarn in my bliss.
My love of knitting was instilled by my Norwegian grandmother (she could do anything!) - over time I honed my knitting skills, developed an interior decorating obsession and focused my knitting on all things for the home. For me, home is everything (maybe because I am far from my Cape Town roots, currently settled along Lake Geneva, Switzerland).
I believe every home has a story and I craft uncomplicated, heirloom designs to help colour that story with tactile knits. My blended heritage means understated Norwegian designs emboldened by South African colours and yarns - comfortably mixing tradition and modern.
The yarns I use are predominantly blended fibres - I decided on this route as no animal needlessly loses their beautiful wool, and fibres stand the test of time, don't fuzz and can be gently machine washed. Simple.
But most importantly, custom orders are what I love best - I am honoured to make something specifically at home in your home.
Any questions, suggestions, bright ideas, or you just want to say 'hi, hello', please get in touch.