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Busy working mum of 4, Victoria, takes her beloved timber yarn bowl everywhere, creating beautiful and functional handknits for all ages, hand-crafted from Australian wool in Childers, Queensland

28 May 2021

Designer Spotlight: Three + One

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Yarn-lover, wife, and busy working mother-of-four, Victoria: ‘What started as a reason to slow down during my fourth pregnancy, became a passion’

My name is Victoria Roberts & I am the owner & solo knitter behind Three + One. I have been married to my husband for nearly 10 years and we have 4 young children (3 sons and 1 daughter - who are the inspiration behind the label name). I also work part-time in local government as a Customer Service Officer. We call red-dirt Childers, QLD our home.

Victoria knitting beanies at her kitchen table in the small Queenslander home she shares with her husband and 4 children in the country town of Childers, QLD

What started as a reason to slow down during my fourth pregnancy, became a passion; Three + One was established in 2019. I discovered a wonderful world of yarn and fibres, reading and learning patterns, persevering, and challenging my skill.

Busy working mum of 4, Victoria, takes her beloved timber yarn bowl everywhere, creating beautiful and functional handknits for all ages, hand-crafted from Australian wool in Childers, Queensland

I now handknit a variety of woolly pieces such as beanies, infinity scarves, ear-warmers & my newly released cotton cup sleeves.

Victoria with her grandmother; ‘My grandma taught me to knit when I was a teenager’

I grew up in Childers and was always an active and creative person. My Grandma taught me to knit when I was a teenager & the first item I made was a scarf (which I never finished!) It wasn't until I was 30 years old that I picked up the knitting needles again and truly found my niché.

A ball of eucalyptus-green yarn with two textured beanies of the same colour; ‘To turn a ball of string into something beautiful – and functional – gives me a sense of accomplishment’

As a busy mother, knitting is my creative outlet; my peace and calm. To turn a ball of string into something beautiful - and functional - gives me a sense of accomplishment. There is love in every piece I make and when other people appreciate my creations, it brings my heart joy.

A smiling Victoria knitting a beanie in the passenger seat of the family car, one of her sons sitting in the background; ‘My beloved yarn bowl goes with me everywhere’

My beloved yarn bowl goes with me everywhere - I knit during my lunch breaks, on the couch after children are in bed, lazy weekends with a coffee and in the passenger seat while my husband drives.

Victoria’s home workspace: skeins of yarn, knitting needles, works in progress and finished pieces adorn the family dining table and buffet of Victoria’s small Queenslander in Childers

My designated workspace and storage is our dining table and buffet unit. Having a small Queenslander home means we utilise any space we have, but it works for me and items can be put away neatly and safely.

A flatlay of finished earwarmers, and a work in progress in muted tones; ‘The designs I create are inspired by my childhood memories’

The designs I create are inspired by my childhood memories in our Australian backyard. I absolutely adore our resilient flora and name some of my pieces after them. I also strive to make my products versatile and to have something for all ages.

A reusable coffee cup adorned in one of Victoria’s latest creations - a bright orange knitted cup-cosie – and surrounded by more knitted Three + One cup sleeves in various colour combinations.

When I receive a custom order, I love working with customers to create their own bespoke piece.

Victoria at work on a pink knitted creation at her dining table: ‘I have an appreciation for handmade goods and the makers behind them’

I have an appreciation for handmade goods and the makers behind them. I know that a lot of love, care, and time goes into creating.

A chunky textured beanie in seafoam blue with fluffy pompom and tan leather Three + One label’

I support small and Australian made where I can, and I found Madeit to be suitable for my business for this very reason. It has given me the confidence to put myself out there and reach a wider audience, all while having fun doing it.

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