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September 2015

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#BRITISHSHEEPSLIPPERS

25th September 2015
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To celebrate Wool Week 2015 (5th – 11th October) and support the Campaign for Wool we have teamed up with British designer Emma Wright to create these really very cute sheep slippers!

The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, in order to raise awareness amongst consumers about the unique, natural, renewable and biodegradable benefits offered by the fibre.

These slippers are the ultimate in cosy comfort made from the softest British fleeces – fur wool and maxi wool from the Masham sheep and a little bit of British blue for added luxury made from 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool.
A FREE limited edition postcard pattern is available from your local erika knight stockist while stocks last!

Knit them in sheepy shades of pitch (black), canvas (ecru), milk chocolate or knit your own Bluefaced Leicester in blue Steve

Emma and Erika will be hosting a sheep slipper workshop at Craft Days during Wool Week on Thursday 8th October. For more information or to book your place, contact Jane by email or phone 01799 218429.  www.craft-days.co.uk

As ever we would love to see your projects – so please do share photos of your own sheep slippers with us on instagram, twitter and Facebook

#britishsheepslippers @knightkraft @emmaknitted

For more information on the wonders of wool, and ways to get involved check out the Campaign for Wool website.

 

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News News & Updates

Back to School

11th September 2015
Working on the website

 

There’s a definite chill in the air and its beginning to feel a lot like sweater weather – or at least thinking about knitting sweaters, hats and scarves in anticipation of the big freeze, and we are sharpening our pencils (and knitting needles) for a busy season ahead…

Here at erika knight towers in sunny Brighton we have had a busy summer updating our website, knitting up samples for our Junior Colour Knits trunk show (available to all retailers NOW!) and working on new exciting yarn and pattern developments for 2016!! Its been all go – but I did manage to get away for a few days to visit my good friend, the fabulous embroidery designer Anette Erikkson in her beautiful home by a peaceful lake in Boras, Sweden – just bliss!

I hope that you like our new look website – we will be updating more regularly with happenings from the studio, new projects we are working on, where we will be at shops and events around the country, introducing you to our sales reps, and of course lots of woolly musings…

So, what’s new in September?

My new knitting book Simple Colour Knitting has been a long time coming (and I must thank all my ever-so patient friends, family and colleagues – you know who you are – for their upmost support) and it is due to be released later this month. I will be signing books on the GMC book stand with Quadrille publishers at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Ally Pally on Friday 9th October – so do come and say Hi if you are there!

The new collection of patterns for the erika knight for John Lewis collaboration is now in store and online – featuring accessories, projects for the home, womenswear garments and cute new baby projects – in the new super soft Baby DK. We have also added two new yarns into the range, and extended the colours of the existing yarns. We have had the privilege of working with photographer Yuki Sugiura again for this project and hope you will agree that the the patterns are elevated to a new level of Craft, with a capital ‘C’ thanks to her sensibility.

Our friends at Craft Days in Saffron Walden will be hosting a trunk show of the 12 garments from Junior Colour Knits all next week, and I will be at Craft Days next Friday 18th September for a ‘show and tell’ to chat about the new patterns and to answer any questions. The trunk show will then be winging its way to beautiful shop The Craft Company in Portugal, where I am also told they will be hosting a British event with tea and scones!

…If you have knitted any of the projects from Junior Colour Knits for your own cool kids, please do share them with us on our social media @knightkraft with #juniorcolourknits

Wool Week is just around the corner and I will be returning to Craft Days on Thursday 8th October for a very special Wool Week workshop, collaborating with fabulous designer Emma Wright who has designed an exclusive project for us for Wool Week 2015 in maxi and fur wools…more of that very soon…

I am sad to say that visiting Jaipur with Knit for Peace is, unfortunately no longer on my very busy Autumn schedule – however the trip still promises to be an incredible experience, with knitting sessions led by the fantastic Rosy Tucker (knitting editor of Prima magazine). There may just still be some last minute places on the holiday, so do contact Knit for Peace for further information.

So, thats all for now, but do keep following us on facebook, twitter and instagram for lots more news and photos from the studio.

erika x

Books Errata

Basic Crochet Stitches

2nd September 2015

Featuring an inspirational collection of 250 stitches, Basic Crochet Stitches is sure to inspire your designs to new levels. From a simple Corded Ridge to a textured Flying Shell stitch, a lacy Doubled Lattice design to a classic Crumpled Ripple, each swatch is accompanied by a full-colour photograph with clear and concise pattern instructions.

The Harmony Guides have been tried-and-true references for hand-crafters for more than thirty years. Whether you’re a beginner crocheter or a seasoned expert, the new Harmony Guides are an invaluable edition to your crochet library.

  • 250 beautifully photographed stitches made in the latest yarns and desirable colours.
  • Comprehensive basics section and tips to get you started.
  • A one-stop stitch source for crocheters of all skill levels.
Books Errata

Lace & Eyelet Stitches

2nd September 2015

An inspirational collection of 250 stitches and their patterns set to elevate your knitting projects to new heights. From simple Swinging Triangles to more complex Butterfly Lace, a classic Leaf Panel to a favourite  Florette Pattern, each stitch features a full-colour photograph with clear and concise pattern instructions.

The Harmony Guides have been longstanding references for hand-crafters for more than thirty years. Whether you’re a designer or a knitting enthusiast, beginner or experienced knitter, the new Harmony Guides will keep you in ‘stitches’ for years to come.

  • 250 beautifully photographed sticthes made in the latest yarns and desirable colours.
  • Invaluable basics section and tips to get you started.
  • All stitches have been tried and tested to guarantee accurate results.
Books Errata

Crochet Stitch Motifs

2nd September 2015

Featuring an inspirational collection of 250 stitches, Crochet Stitch Motifs is an indispensable reference for crochet enthusiasts. From a Popcorn Trefoil and a Two-Tone Hexagon to a Fanning Points Motif and Openwork Cross, each of the stitches can be easily used as a foundation for bags, blankets, embellishments and much more. Each stitch features a full-colour photograph, chart and easy-to-follow instructions.

The Harmony Guides have been tried-and-true references for hand-crafters for more than thirty years. Whether you’re a beginner crocheter or a seasoned expert, Crochet Stitch Motifs is an invaluable addition to your crochet library.

  • 250 beautifully photographed stitches made in the latest yarns and desirable colours.
  • Invaluable basics section and tips to get you started.
  • A one-stop stitch source for crocheters of all skill levels.
Books Errata

Cable & Aran Stitches

2nd September 2015

An inspirational collection of 250 stitches and their patterns set to elevate your knitted projects to new heights. From a simple Folded Cable to a more complex Honeycomb Cable, a classic Lattice to a favourite Wandering Cable, each stitch features a full-colour photograph with clear and concise pattern instructions.

The Harmony Guides have been longstanding references for hand crafters for more than thirty years. Whether you’re a designer or a knitting enthusiast, beginner or experienced knitter, the new Harmony Guides will keep you in ‘stitches’ for years to come.

  • 250 beautifully photographed stitches made in the latest yarns and desirable colours.
  • Invaluable basics section and tips to get you started.
  • All stitches have been tried and tested to guarantee accurate results.
Books Errata

Knit & Purl Stitches

2nd September 2015

An inspirational collection of 250 stitches and their patterns set to elevate your knitted projects to new heights. From a simple Garter stitch to a more complex Fancy Diamond, a classic Basketweave to a favourite Ridged Rib, each stitch features a full-colour photograph with clear and concise pattern instructions.

The Harmony Guides have been longstanding references for hand-crafters for more than thirty years. Wether you’re a designer or a knitting enthusiast, beginner or experienced knitter, the new Harmony Guides will keep you in ‘stitches’ for years to come.

  • 250 beautifully photograohed stitches made in the latest yarns and desirable colours.
  • Invaluable basics section and tips to get you started.
  • All stitches have been tried and tested to guarantee accurate results.