British knit and crochet designer Sarah Hazell has designed this elegant summer shawl in a simple shell stitch using 3 colours of studio linen exclusively for erika knight.
Studio Linen is made from recycled linen fibres, which are selected, undone and re-spun with premium natural linen to create a beautiful and unique recycled yarn. With a dry hand feel, cool drape and subtle sheen, a yarn that just gets better with wear and age.
Available from your LYS and online from the erika knight Raverly store
Photography by Yuki Sugiura.
about the designer
Sarah Hazell is a designer in knit and crochet and author of several books. Sarah has a passion for beautiful yarn and textiles and is endlessly fascinated by colour pattern and texture. Sarah is also an experienced workshop tutor and loves to teach new techniques and inspire confidence in others.
For more information visit www.sarah-hazell.com or follow @sarahhazell6
Just in time for Valentine’s Day…
knit this pair of Lovebirds in luxuriously soft British blue wool
to share with your loved one
Designed exclusively for erika knight by Sue Stratford and knitted in three colours of soft British blue wool, with an intarsia heart and a knitted envelope tucked under the wing to enclose your little love letter.
Don’t miss this limited edition pattern – available from your LYS and online from the erika knight Raverly store
about the designer
Sue Stratford has seen her love of knitting grow into an exciting career as a designer over the past ten years. She now has eight successful titles under her belt, translated into seven different languages. You can see Sue and her quirky designs at Fibre shows around the country this year including Unravel and Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
Inspired by the texture of fur wool and current catwalk collections, British designer Emma Wright has created this small but perfectly formed collection of fun and fabulous pieces .
These three patterns are available to purchase as downloadable pdfs exclusively from the erika knight Ravelry store.
A fur front jumper with raglan sleeves.
A fur hat with pom pom and maxi wool rib edge detail.
A polo neck fur poncho.
Photography by Yuki Sugiura.
Emma Wright is a British fashion knit and crochet designer with a love of colour, flora, dogs and British wool. After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 2014, Emma set up a studio in her grandparents’ spare room in Sheffield with her wire-haired fox terrier Daisy.
For more of Emma’s work please see www.emmaknitted.co.uk and follow @emmaknitted on social media.
Erika is proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with family run Spanish yarn company Katia to create an exclusive design for the ‘Nomada’ yarn collection, which celebrates the wisdom of an ancient craft and promotes sustainable practices for slow clothes.
This exclusive pattern is the first signature designer collaboration as part of the Katia ‘Premium Designers’ collection. Read more about it on the Katia blog.
Download the pattern for FREE from Katia by clicking here.
In collaboration with British department store John Lewis, erika knight has designed and created a unique super bulky fashion yarn – XXL!
XXL is available in a palette of 3 beautiful Wintery pastel shades and with supporting designs for a cosy Cable snood and an oversized Pom pom hat using just one 250g hank for each project.
…And just in time for Christmas there is an online exclusive FREE pattern for a chunky Festive stocking – available only at www.johnlewis.com as a downloadable PDF.
XXL Pom pom hat
XXL wool – soft grey
XXL Cable snood
XXL Cable snood – dusky pink
XXL Festive stocking
XXL wool – blanc
photography by Yuki Sugiura
This yarn is a unique roving yarn and while every effort has been made to ensure the meterage is consistent, there may be some variation from hank to hank. The 3 available patterns have been designed to use just one hank and have been tried and tested. However please note that more yarn may be consumed depending on the larger the needle size you use and how you knit.
The gorgeous ‘make me’ Luna Lapin designed by Cool Crafting, with her enviable wardrobe of beautiful coats, dresses and accessories, now has a brand new little luxury in the form of a raglan sleeve cardigan made in 100% Bluefaced Leicester British blue wool.
Designed by Erika exclusively for Luna the stocking stitch cardigan with fully fashioned details, integral pockets, little vent for cotton tail and attached scarf to keep cosy on country walks, is available in a covetable collection of chalky pastel colours as a kit from Cool Crafting.
To purchase the kit see the Cool Crafting website here, or visit Cool Crafting in person at a craft show or event near you, for full details, see here.
And don’t forget to tag your Luna on instagram #lunalapin
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
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 email@example.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.
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
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.