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british blue 100 – british designer collaborations

4th August 2017
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british blue 100 is a home grown luxury yarn made in Yorkshire from 100% British Bluefaced Leicester wool and to celebrate the launch of this yarn we are proud to showcase some of the best home grown British talent with our exclusive collaborations with designers Emma Wright, Jeanette Sloan and Angela Wood.

All patterns feature beautiful studio photography by Yuki Sugira and are available to purchase from your LYS and online from the erika knight Raverly store .

Molly by Emma Wright

A pretty, feminine long sleeve sweater featuring a centre lace trellis pattern and statement frilled shoulders.

Miss Parry by Emma Wright

A pop of colour peeks through from behind an asymmetric silhouette and contrasting stitch pattern.

 

about the designer 

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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

follow @emmaknitted

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Constance by Jeanette Sloan

A versatile cowl worked in rows on a long circular needle. The slanted lace stitch creates a reversible fabric with ‘zig zag’ shaped edges.

 

about the designer 

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Jeanette Sloan is a designer with a passion for bright colour and unusual stitch textures, which she explores through her hand knit designs. As a designer maker she also enjoys mixing crafts such as hand & machine knitting with crochet to produce ready to wear accessories for fashion and the home.

For further information please see

www.jeanettesloandesign.com

follow @jeanettesloan

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Wallflower with embroidery by Angela Wood

Long fingerless mittens with shaping for fit and style, worked in stocking stitch with rib cuffs and embellished with optional embroidery, designed by Angela Wood

about the designer 

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Angela Wood is a textile and knitwear designer. Married to William, a sheep- farmer, she lives in rural South Derbyshire on the family farm. Passionate about the fit and form of knitted garments she also likes to experiment with all types of surface decoration, embellishment and embroidery. Angela’s career spans over 20 years working in the industry and travelling extensively,she still thrives on a challenge and learning new skills.

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‘Repose’ by Sarah Hazell

4th August 2017
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This easy to wear, elegant kimono-style long sleeveless gilet is designed by Sarah Hazell exclusively for erika knight.

Made in simple crochet stitches and tonal colours of studio linen, ‘Repose’ is a modern classic – throw over a shirt and jeans or dress up for the evening.

Available from your LYS and online from the erika knight Raverly store 

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Photography by Yuki Sugiura.

about the designer

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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

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‘Camellia’ by Jeanette Sloan

4th August 2017
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Camellia is the first design by Jeanette Sloan for erika knight – a pretty, modern knit sweater with scoop neck, and a decorative rib stitch yoke and sleeves.

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 

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Photography by Yuki Sugira.

about the designer 

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Jeanette Sloan is a designer with a passion for bright colour and unusual stitch textures, which she explores through her hand knit designs. As a designer maker she also enjoys mixing crafts such as hand & machine knitting with crochet to produce ready to wear accessories for fashion and the home.

For further information please see

www.jeanettesloandesign.com

follow @jeanettesloan

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‘Tranquil’ by Sarah Hazell

27th April 2017
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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 

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Photography by Yuki Sugiura.

about the designer

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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

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Lovebirds by Sue Stratford

6th February 2017
Lovebirds with British blue wool

Just in time for Valentine’s Day…

knit this pair of Lovebirds in luxuriously soft British blue wool
to share with your loved one

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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 

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about the designer

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www.suestratford.co.uk

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.

 

 

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emma wright for erika knight fur collection

10th January 2017
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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.

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A fur front jumper with raglan sleeves.
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grace

A fur hat with pom pom and maxi wool rib edge detail.
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beatitude

A polo neck fur poncho.
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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.

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erika knight for Katia

21st December 2016
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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.

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erika knight for John Lewis NEW XXL yarn

14th November 2016
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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.

 

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.

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erika knight for John Lewis

4th September 2016

In collaboration with British department store John Lewis, Erika has designed a unique collection of British made yarns and supporting patterns for womenswear, home wear, accessories and baby, available exclusively in John Lewis stores and online at www.johnlewis.com.

Launched in 2014, this exclusively designed yarn collection now compromises of five yarns – super chunky, chunky, aran, double knit and baby double knit – all in a range covetable colours.

Patterns are simple to read, and designed with Erika’s signature style and featuring beautiful photography by Yuki Sugiura.

 

Please click here for any relevant errata.

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erika knight for Luna Lapin

30th November 2015
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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

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