Otto & Spike is made in Melbourne at a family-run knitting mill, which has been operating in Brunswick for more than 40 years.
They use Australian and New Zealand grown wool, and make use of remnant yarns to reduce waste, whenever possible, Otto & Spike utilise a variety of knitting machines, both vintage and contemporary, in creating their wares, ensuring products that are both unique and of the highest quality.
The Fairplay scarf is inspired by Fair Isle knitting, which involves creating a decorative pattern with 2 colours in the same row, leaving minimal space between each colour change so as not to leave too longer floating yarn behind the scenes. Generally, when looking at a Fair Isle knit, you will notice if you look at the back, a mess of floating yarns. It is said that these floating yarns serve a purpose of adding bulk and warmth to a garment. At Otto & Spike, the much revered and extremely intelligent pattern maker; Sir Serge Knitalot has masterfully hidden his floating yarns inside your scarf so you can't see it.