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The Collection

20th April 2016
The Collection

Released May 2016

Erika Knight: The Collection is the ultimate compendium of timeless knitwear projects from a leading yarn craft designer. Divided into four sections – Classic, Glamour, Classic at Home and Glamour at Home – this delightful project book is a compilation of many of Erika Knight’s favourite knitting patterns.

Classic contains a beautiful collection of enduring wardrobe basics, from the quintessential v-neck sweater in aran cotton to a perfect mohair cardigan.

Glamour is a must-have portfolio of sensuous, sultry knits inspired by Hollywood sirens, including a lacy knit shrug and a frill-neck tea top.

Adding sumptuous texture to any room, Classic at Home is a collection of relaxed casuals, from a chunky knit throw in soft wool blend to a practical wash mitt in hemp.

The designs in Glamour at Home turn the dullest room into a seductive salon: a silk cushion is transformed with clusters of mother-of-pearl buttons while an otherwise mundane coat hanger is turned into a must-have accessory with ribbon, sequins and trims.

The Glamour yarns are tactile and opulent: velvet chenille, flowing satin and sensuous silk. The Classic textiles are nature; and rustic: crisp cotton, rough hemp and soft merino. These projects form a tightly focused capsule collection of easy-wear classic casuals and seductive glamour knits for the modern woman.

RRP UK £18.99

Photography by Katya de Grunwald

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Simple Colour Knitting

20th August 2015
Simple Colour Knitting

An introduction to working with colour for knitters of all abilities. Under Erika Knight’s expert guidance, each of the 20 projects in this book teaches you a colour knitting technique or designer trick, from working motifs in intarsia within a graphic patchwork-inspired throw or creating a Fairisle pattern through stranding and weaving in a two-colour infinity scarf. As these skills are not taught in isolation but within the context of a project, all the while you are learning whilst making – and the results will be an enviable collection of stylish knitwear pieces.

In addition to the projects, Erika dispenses her designer tips on putting together different shades, whether they are primary colours or neutral shades, monochrome schemes or punchy accent hues. Putting the basic colour theory knowledge across in a highly accessible way, Erika conveys the wondrous world of working with colour in a way that every knitter will understand and relate to.

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 knitting book of original designs. From cushions and throws to hats and scarves, Simple Colour Knitting provides the perfect opportunity for practising your colour work, whether that is random striping, tonal phasing, texture stitches or pictorial motifs.

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

All photos copyright Yuki Sugiura.

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Simple Knits for Little Cherubs

20th August 2015

A collection of classic, vintage-style knits for little children, aged two to five years old. Not only are the designs quick to make, they are great to wear. In Simple Knits for Little Cherubs, Erika Knight has created a brilliant array of easy-to-knit projects in soft, comfortable yarns that are ideally suited to delicate, sensitive, young skin. The colour palette is deliberately retro in feel: muted soft tones of oatmeal and charcoal in marled wools, old-rose pinks and soft lavender blues, with the occasional bolder statement in black and cream.

The designs feature beautiful but subtle, finishing details that turn the garments into classics: delicate picot edges to hems, fully fashioned increases and decreases on armholes and necklines, and garter-stitch trims to pockets or sleeves. Little touches of colour and pattern – a tip of colour on the cuff of a mitten or a simple, Fairisle-style border, perhaps, above the hem of a cardigan – give the garments individuality and nostalgic appeal. These little sweaters, tops and cardigans, hats, scarves and mittens, and simple knitted toy animals, will be passed on in the family, creating heirlooms to treasure long after the little cherubs have flown the nest!

Based in just two basic stitches – stocking stitch and garter stitch – the majority of projects are within the scope of even the most inexperienced knitter.

Errata

Simple Socks

p.97, column 2, line 12 (which is missing), should read:

Join leg and foot seams.

Fluffy Bolero

p.44, column 2, line 5, should read:

Continue until work mess 23(25.5: 28)cm / 9(10:11)in.

p.45, Back, line 9, should read:

Work rows 1 and 2 three times more.

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Simple Knits for Cherished Babies

20th August 2015

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The arrival of a new baby is a very special occasion and a knitted gift is a time-honoured tradition. In Simple Knits for Cherished Babies Erika Knight shows how to create baby knits that are both delightfully soft and luxurious, but also simple and modern in style. Her marvellous designs, in pure yarns such as merino wool, silk and cashmere are not only soft and gentle for a new baby’s delicate skin, they are absolutely modern in feel. They retain as their core inspiration the best of the classic patterns for baby knits – including socks and bootees, hats, cardigans and vests – but with a modern edge.

Erika’s designs are quick and simple to knit, but highly textural in feel. Even a complete novice can master most of the patterns in the book, and the simplest will take only a few hours to knit.

In a carefully chosen colour range of pastels and neutrals, these knits are the heirlooms of the future. If you are expecting a baby, or know someone who is, then this is the book to get you knitting.

  • full of quick and easy designs
  • graded in three sizes – from birth to nine months
  • simple, jargon-free patterns

Published by Anova. Photography John Heseltine. RRP UK £9.99.

Errata

Chunky Knit Cardigan

p.53 column 2, line 25 – stitch count should read: 80(88:98) stitches NOT 82(92:102)

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Simple Knits for Easy Living

20th August 2015

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Highly textural and elegantly designed, knitted textiles are modern, adaptable and extremely comfortable. In this aspirational yet practical book, Erika Knight shows how to create exquisitely beautiful designs for the home. The elegant, understated sophistication of Erika’s designs is matched by the restrained colour palette of the yarns: natural shades of ecru, graphite, indigo, heather and moss.

Starting with an introduction to basic knitting techniques, and using only natural yarns, bamboo needles and the easiest stitches, Simple Knits for Easy Living demonstrated photographically every element, from casting on to increasing and decreasing.

Using the simplest techniques, Erika has created a range of practical yet extremely attractive quick-to-knit textiles for home, including cushions, throws, rugs, runners, bags and wraps. Many of the patterns are based on a plain square. All of them are within the grasp of a complete novice knitter and almost all of them could be completed in a weekend, if not in an evening.

For anyone who wants to give their house a contemporary look, can spare the small amount of time to create these exceedingly easy textiles, Simple Knits for Easy Living is a godsend.

Published by Anova. Photography by John Heseltine. RRP UK £9.99.