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August 2015

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Natural Nursery Knits

20th August 2015

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In Natural Nursery Knits Erika Knight has combined the purest yarns with irresistible designs to create a collection of 20 hand knits for the newborn baby. Ranging from practical first garments, cosy blankets and delightful toys to heirloom pieces, all the designs are made from organic or sustainable fibres. With Natural Nursery Knits you can make your own keepsake hand knits to be treasured in baby’s room for years to come.

Published by Quadrille. Photography Kristin Perers. RRP UK £16.99.

The following patterns will work well knitted in British Blue wool:

  • Classic Cardigan p. 88-89
  • Rabbit Rattle p.96-97
  • Hat and Boots p.98-99
  • Fairisle Papoose p.10-101
  • First Blanket p.102-103
  • Sweater and Trousers p.110-113
  • Soaker Pants p.122-123
  • Spotty Giraffe p.128-129
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Crochet Workshop

20th August 2015

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Crochet Workshop is the perfect book for the beginner. Under Erika Knight’s guidance even those who have never picked up a crochet hook before will soon be making gorgeous projects and all the while learning new techniques and adding to their skills. Each of the 20 projects in the book will teach you a new stitch, technique or trick, and will build on and consolidate crochet techniques already learnt in the preceding projects, until you have mastered a wide repertoire of skills and completed an enviable collection of crocheted items.

With Erika’s stunning designs, crochet is no longer the kitsch retro craft that saw the endless crocheted bikinis and shawls of the seventies. Crochet Workshop showcases the incredible variety of finished that different crochet techniques can produce. Erika begins with simple cushions and throws that are chic homewards as well as being the perfect items to practise basic stitches. She takes you through the dense textures of double and treble crochet – which make excellent bags, slippers and even a laptop cover – and then maces on to the more intricate, delicate lace and cluster stitches – perfect for heirloom shawls and antique style blankets. Meshing together random motifs takes the craft to a more demanding level and projects like the asymmetrical cardigan, knitted in maxi wool, will provide a new challenge for all creative crocheters.

With exquisite photography by Yuki Sugiura that perfectly shows each of the beautiful designs, and supported with clear diagrams and artworks, Erika Knight has created the ultimate book for all enthusiasts of this remarkable craft.

Published by Quadrille. Photography Yuki Sugiura. RRP UK £16.99.

 

Designs

Design Leaflets

20th August 2015
Design leaflets
Individual design leaflets, featuring hand-drawn sketches or photographs and easy to follow instructions. Projects for all abilities from quick accessories using just 1 or 2 hanks of wool, to simple styled garments and inspiring crochet designs.

Patterns for knit and crochet using fur, maxi and vintage wools.

These timeless classics with a fashion twist will become old friends that you will return to knit again and again.

 

 

 

Whilst we take every care to check and double check all of our patterns, sometimes errors do occur. Please click here for errata.

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Junior Colour Knits

19th August 2015

 

Junior Color Knits spread

Junior Colour Knits is a pattern book of 12 jumpers, jackets, pinafores and vests, hats and leggings and even a little ‘scrap bandit’ toy, all knitted in simple stitches and using colour techniques including striping, stranding and Swiss embroidery.

The process of putting this book together has been very hands-on and hand-made combining digital media with real drawings and cut and paste, providing a ‘sneak-peek’ into the creative process and the very personal journey of making a garment for a loved little one. This book is all about having fun with your knitting, inspiring you to be confident with colour and create projects that kids will want to wear again and again.

Made and photographed by Mums and Dads and worn by real kids from our extended urban family to inspire you to re-knit, re-colour and re-work these fresh, contemporary classics for the next hand-me down generation.

Projects featuring British blue, fur and maxi wools from the erika knight yarn collection.

Share your projects with us #juniorcolourknits  www.juniorcolourknits.co.uk

Errata

Romper

p.54

Pocket – Make One, should read:

Using 3.75mm / US 5 needles cast on 5(5:5) sts.

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FREE patterns we love – stripes

13th August 2015
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Stripes are a great way to add colour to your knitting and these free accessory patterns are the perfect way to experiment with colours…

Roundabout Cowl by Antonia Shankland

This simple cowl knit flat and joined into a continuous loop has become a Ravelry classic of highly respected independent designer Antonia Shankland. Choose 4 colours of vintage wool – we think tonal shades work really well.

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free pattern available on Ravelry

Vintage wool – 4 colours, 8 x 50g hanks

One by One, Two by Two Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns

We love the stylish designs by iconic US yarn store Churchmouse and this free pattern is a great introduction to colour work, and perfect for working with the small 25g balls of British blue wool. Pairings of 5 different colours create shifting blocks, keeping one of the colours constant over two blocks and carrying the colour not in use up the side of the work. Churchmouse have created several beautiful five-colour combinations – both feminine and masculine.

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free pattern available from www.churchmouseyarns.com

British blue wool – 5 colours, 5 x 25g balls

Stripes Scarf by Tanja Lay

Tanja Lay of beautiful Berlin yarn store and cafe handmade BERLIN has a collection of sophisticated designs published on Ravelry, including this simple stripe scarf using five colours of British blue wool. A great trans-seasonal accessory and very easy to knit in garter stitch.

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free pattern available on Ravelry 

British blue wool – 5 colours, 9 x 25g balls

Collaborations

Soakbox

12th August 2015
Erika Knight Soakboxes Square print

Soakbox. Hat and leggings . Two essential pieces to knit for baby included in each box. Featuring erika knight British Blue Wool & Soak.

This limited edition Soakbox includes a bottle of Soak, stylishly matched to British Blue wool. The yarn colours are coordinated with the 5 different Soak fragrances – celebration, fig, yuzu, lacey and scentless.

Soak is the perfect gentle, no-rinse wash for all of baby’s delicates and knitted garments. When you have taken the time to hand make a special knit for a loved little one it makes sense to care for it, to keep it at its best for the next generation. Thats the best ethos for ‘slow clothes’.

This soakbox features a 3oz bottle of Soak, 2 x 25g balls of British Blue wool and the pattern to knit two essential pieces for baby – a little hat and leg warmers. These items are really easy to knit using basic stitches and perfect for layering. British Blue wool is made from 100% Bluefaced Leicester fleece – ‘Britain’s finest fleece’ it is soft, comfortable and sustainable – keeping baby cosy all year through.

love it. make it. wear it. soak it.

For more information visit www.soakwash.com

Collaborations

leigh harris for erika knight postcards

10th August 2015
Postcards by Leigh Harris

Graphic artist Leigh Harris has created these six designs exclusively for erika knight from her studio in Brighton.

Each design features a quote from ‘Keep Calm and Cast On‘ to inspire, encourage, pin on your wall or send to a fellow knitter.

For more of Leigh’s work contact leighharris@me.com or follow @leighisinkpixel on twitter and instagram

Postcards available as packs of six designs from all good stockists. Individual designs also available as A3 art posters on request.

Copyright 2014

All quotes from ‘Keep Calm and Cast On‘ Quadrille Publishing Ltd

 

Bespoke notice board as featured above, courtesy of Kiki Voltaire. For more information see www.kikivoltaire.com

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Junior Colour Knits OUT NOW!!

6th August 2015
Junior Colour Knits

A colourful collection of hand knit designs for cool kids from 3 months to 5 years.

A fun collection of 12 jumpers, jackets, pinafores and vests, hats and leggings and even a little ‘scrap bandit’ toy, all knitted in simple stitches and using colour techniques including striping, stranding and Swiss embroidery. Made and photographed by Mums and Dads and worn by real kids from our extended urban family to inspire you to re-knit, re-colour and re-work these fresh, contemporary classics for the next hand-me down generation. Just pick up some knitting needles and your favourite colours of yarn, choose a pattern and get knitting!

The process of putting this book together has been very hands-on and hand-made combining digital media with real drawings and cut and paste, providing a ‘sneak-peek’ into the creative process and the very personal journey of making a garment for a loved little one. This book is all about having fun with your knitting, inspiring you to be confident with colour and create projects that kids will want to wear again and again.

Be inspired to have a go and to share your projects with us on social media
#juniorcolourknits @knightkraft
Collaborations Designs

Vintage Collection

6th August 2015
Fur Capelet
A collection of patterns designed exclusively for Erika Knight by talented emerging knitwear designers. Inspired by timeless retro styles and using vintage wool, maxi wool and fur wool this collection features fabulous accessories that you will want to knit and wear again and again.

Update a classic coat with a cute fur caplet, practice your colour work with the floral fairisle mittens and poncho and look chic in an urban turban!

Designers

Emma Wright www.emmaknitted.co.uk

Felicity Thomas www.felicitythomas.wix.com

Collaborations

erika knight and brickett davda yarn bowls

6th August 2015

Keep your yarn moving freely and easily with these beautiful yarn bowls, lovingly crafted exclusively for erika knight by British artisan ceramicist Brickett Davda (Calvin Klein, Nicole Farhi, Toast).

Each piece is pressed into a mould by hand rather than thrown on a wheel, so within each bowl there are irregularities and imperfections that show the hand of the creator. Natural earthenware base with a subtle glaze in four delicious colours that compliment the carefully considered colours of the erika knight yarn collection.

For more information about Brickett Davda, please visit www.brickettdavda.com.