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Fur For Fall

28th September 2017
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Three essential accessories knitted with natural wool fur to update your wardrobe with a bold statement inspired by the colour of the season…red.

Purchase the pattern for the snood, hat and bag as a downloadable pdf from our Ravelry store. buy now 

A little catwalk inspiration…all images from Pinterest.

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british blue 100 – design collection

31st July 2017
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This collection of designs in british blue 100 is inspired by the creativity and quintessential Britishness of ‘Charleston’, the Sussex home and meeting place of the artists, writers and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group.

The house and garden live on as a unique legacy to Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s creativity within a domestic context – with murals, painted furniture, ceramics, paintings and textiles testament to the inhabitants’ artistic and intellectual activity.

Erika says, “For me Charleston farmhouse (one of my preferred local places to indulge a rare afternoon off) represents liberation and an unbridled creativity. The vibrant colours and abstracted shapes which jump from canvas to wall to textile and back again, have inspired the opulent palette of british blue 100 and informed my design decisions for this collection.

This is not costume, nor appropriation but homage to a modern attitude and freedom of expression. I wanted to design simple, loose forms with subtle details to become an everyday uniform. Wear with your sleeves rolled up for digging the garden or throw over a painting smock for cool afternoons in the studio; this is about an ease of wear and a relaxed fit for a creative lifestyle.”

Design leaflets feature beautiful studio photography by Yuki Sugiura, clear instructions and visual schematics.

Ottoline

A softly shaped raglan sweater with fashionably fluted sleeves, knitted in stocking stitch and rib.

Ottoline is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Vanessa

Wide, cropped aran stitch sweater with longer back, wide neck and wide, boxy sleeves.

Vanessa is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Duncan

A slim fit man’s vest knitted in vertical and horizontal rib pattern stitches.

Duncan is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Virginia

A tunic length long sleeved scoop neck sweater with an asymmetrical hem and diagonal cable stitch detail on the front and left sleeve

Virginia is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Dora

A wide, kimono style deep v-neck sweater ideal for layering with optional ties to wrap and fasten at the front, back or side.

Dora is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Angelica

A simply styled sleeveless sweater knitted in a patchwork of cable and aran stitches with a contrast stitch back.

Angelica is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Vita & Violet

Quirky hat with ‘tie knot’ top knitted in double moss stitch with rib cuff and simple fingerless mittens to match.

Vita & Violet is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

 

 

Whilst we take every care to check and double check all of our patterns, unfortunately sometimes errors do occur.

Please click here for errata.

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maxi wool – everyday collection 2017

29th June 2017
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This capsule collection of three wearable ‘everyday’ pieces is inspired by the quick-to-knit and comfortable-to-wear character of maxi wool. When knitting with super chunky wool it’s important that the garment is voluminous without being bulky and a classic investment piece for your wardrobe that you will want to throw on everyday…

Design leaflets feature beautiful studio photography by Yuki Sugiura, clear instructions and visual schematics.
Available as printed pattern leaflets from your LYS or online stockist or downloadable PDFs.

Tuesday

A casual sweater with shaped front and elliptical hem knitted in stocking stitch with a rib roll neck.

Tuesday is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf.  buy now

Five PM

An oversized, drop shoulder slouchy cardy with 3 buttons and patch pockets.

Five PM is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Sunday

An oversized sweater worked in stocking stitch with oversized cable stitch up the front, longer back hem detail and separate cable snood.

Sunday is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

 

 

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gossypium cotton collection 2017

6th April 2017
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A new collection of adult designs in classic shapes sure to become everyday essentials. Knitted in soft, natural gossypium cotton to create breathable and wearable summer basics.

Design leaflets feature beautiful studio photography by Yuki Sugiura, clear instructions and visual schematics

Smith

Polo neck sleeveless vest knitted in stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch with shaped side splits and selvedge rib details.

Smith is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Breezy

A simple vest top with a soft scooped neck knitted with two ends of yarn held together.

Breezy is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Footloose

An extra wide sweatshirt style sweater with rib cuffs and longer back. Knitted in stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch with large front patch pocket detail.

Footloose is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Uniform

Men’s sweatshirt style sweater knitted in sections of stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch with external seams to give a deconstructed look.

Uniform is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Caravan

An aran stitch sweater updated with asymmetric panels of stitch patterns with bracelet length sleeves and funnel neck.

Caravan is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Hardware

A men’s long sleeve v neck sweater knitted in stocking stitch with random ladders.

Hardware is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

 

Whilst we take every care to check and double check all of our patterns, unfortunately sometimes errors do occur.

Please click here for errata.

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Studio Linen Collection 2017

6th April 2017
Tuareg
A new collection of individual designs featuring classic shapes updated with deconstruct-reconstruct techniques and asymmetric details. Perfect for your summer wardrobe.

Design leaflets feature beautiful studio photography by Yuki Sugiura, clear instructions and visual schematics.

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.

An ancient fibre, recycled for a modern maker.

Inspired by the ancient Japanese resist dyeing technique of ‘Shibori’ four new colours for 2017 mimic the subtle hues of indigo dye.

Take inspiration from the infinite methods of stitching, twisting, binding and folding used to create distinctive Shibori patterns, and experiment with texture and colour in your knitting and crochet.

Porcelain

A classic deep ‘v’ neck sweater updated with a longer back hem, softly shaped and with side vents.

Porcelain is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now 

Pagoda

A wide neck sweatshirt style sweater with longer back, shaped front hem and random ladder stitch details.

Pagoda is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now 

Bluebird

A contemporary sleeveless top knitted in stocking stitch with asymmetrical rib front and neckband, and diagonal stitch detail.

Bluebird is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Tuareg

An oversized asymmetrical front cardigan worked in stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch with rib trims, bracelet length sleeves and patch pocket detail.

Tuareg is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now 

Rhapsody

A random stripe t-shirt style sweater knitted in stocking stitch

Rhapsody is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

Haiku

A wide, cropped cardigan knitting in stocking stitch and K2, P2 rib with integral button bands and contrast rib back neck to give a great fit.

Haiku is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now 

 

Whilst we take every care to check and double check all of our patterns, unfortunately sometimes errors do occur.

Please click here for errata.

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fur wool patterns

10th January 2017
Faithfull
Inspired by the casual nonchalance and effortlessly cool attitude of two of our favourite rock chicks (Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Marianne Faithfull) these two new fur patterns are designed to be simple to knit and easy to wear.

Perfect for layering up in the colder months   and adding some cosy texture to any outfit. Knitted in fur wool, a natural yarn made from 97% British wool with a 3% nylon binder.

Design leaflets feature full colour photography by Yuki Sugiura.
Available as printed pattern leaflets from your LYS or online stockist or downloadable PDFs.

Faithfull

An essential sleeveless vest knitted in stocking stitch in natural fur wool with patch pockets to detail.

Faithfull is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now
Pretender

A fur shawl knitted in basic garter stitch and with simple increasing to create a triangular shape with integral ties.

Pretender is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now

 

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knit kit sleeves

28th November 2016
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Simple pattern ‘sleeves’ to load with your choice of yarn colour to create a stylish knit kit – and the perfect gift.

Each project can be knitted in just one night!

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gossypium cotton FREE patterns

7th July 2016
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Three FREE patterns for three beautiful and simple projects to make in soft gossypium cotton to welcome new baby.

Curly Wurly

A little circle of lacy crochet fastened with a little button to create a pretty necklace.
(Available in UK and USA crochet terms.)

download now
Cottontail RabbitCottontail Rabbit

A rabbit shaped toy knitted in simple garter stitch using easy decreasing and increasing and finished with an embroidered face, pom pom tail and tied with a ribbon bow.

download now
A to Zzz BlankyA to Zzz Blanky

A little blanket to welcome baby, knitted in stocking / stockinette stitch with a garter stitch edge. A personalised letter (choose from A to Z from the chart provided) is worked in reverse stocking stitch in the centre of the blanket.

download now
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gossypium cotton – baby collection

13th June 2016
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A new collection of six classic baby designs in knit and crochet. Individual design leaflets in poster pattern format featuring full colour photography, schematic drawings and clear instructions.

Cotton is a soft, fluffy, staple fibre, sustainable to grow , naturally breathable and hypoallergenic making it comfortable to wear. I am proud to know that through every stage of its creation – from the selection of the highest quality of raw cotton fibre from the plants in the fields surrounding the eco-friendly mill in Haryana, India – through spinning, dyeing and balling, ‘gossypium cotton‘ is crafted for you with care.

Bubble & Squeak

Bubble: A basic hat worked in garter stitch with simple shaping and cute ‘Mary-Jane’ style shoes to match, fastened with a little button.
Squeak: A basic hat worked in 2 x 2 rib and little “chucker” boots knitted in stocking / stockinette stitch with 1 x 1 rib cuffs.

Bubble & Squeak is available as a downloadable pdf buy now
Jammy & Dodger

Jammy: A simply styled garter stitch ‘T’ shaped cardigan with integral shaping at armhole and neck and with five little buttons and turned back cuffs.
Dodger: A sporty sweatshirt inspired sweater knitted in basic stocking stitch with raglan sleeves, using simple increasing and decreasing. With a longer back hem and rib stitch neckline detail.

Jammy & Dodger is available as a downloadable pdf buy now
Crumpet

available in UK and USA crochet terms
A pretty tea-time cardigan worked in a puff stitch crochet pattern with integral sleeves and a little picot edge and five buttons to detail.

Crumpet is available as a downloadable pdf buy now
Pop & Treacle

Pop: ‘Grandad’ shirt style sweater worked in stocking / stockinette stitch with all important shirt tail and two button placket detail.
Treacle: Simple leggings worked in stocking / stockinette stitch with gusset shaping and elasticated waistband for baby’s comfort.

Pop & Treacle is available as a downloadable pdf buy now
Muffin

A simply styled sleeveless gilet worked in garter stitch with integral shaping and one little button and pocket detail.

Muffin is available as a downloadable pdf  buy now
Rhubarb & Waffle

available in UK and USA crochet terms
Rhubarb: An essential five colour striped pram blanket worked in a basic double crochet stitch.
Waffle: An essential blanket to welcome baby worked in a classic crochet stitch pattern.

Rhubarb & Waffle is available as a downloadable pdf buy now

 

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

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Studio Linen Collection

19th February 2016
Studio Linen Collection
A collection of individual design leaflets featuring simple patterns that are classic and wearable. Studio Linen is cool to the touch and has a delicate drape making it perfect for summer garments that will get better with wear and age.

Design leaflets feature beautiful studio photography by Yuki Sugiura, clear instructions and visual schematics.

Siena

A simple short-sleeved top knitted in stocking / stockinette stitch with a subtle sheer yoke.

Siena is available to purchase as a downloadble pdf buy now
Sicily

A summer sweatshirt worked in stocking / stockinette stitch and reverse stocking / stockinette stitch with a raised stitch centre front detail, shaped side vents and a longer back tail.

Sicily is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf buy now

 

Amalfi

An oversized lace, cable and bobble stitch sweater.

Amalfi is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf buy now

 

Palermo

A short-sleeved round neck, edge to edge cardigan knitted in stocking / stockinette stitch, with integral front and sleeve bands and side vents.

Palermo is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf buy now

 

Sorrento

A jacket style edge to edge cardigan worked in reverse stocking / stockinette stitch and stocking / stockinette stitch with yarn used double and integral rib front selvedge bands, revere collar and patch pockets.

Sorrento is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf buy now

 

Ravello

A sleeveless tunic knitted in stocking / stockinette stitch with contrast rib neck and armholes, side vent and longer back hem.

Ravello is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf buy now

 

Capri

A wide fitting short sleeved, cropped sweater knitted in broad two-colour stripes.

Capri is available to purchase as a downloadble pdf buy now

 

Taormina

A simple sweater knitted in a four-row lace stitch pattern with a soft, low vee neckline and three quarter length sleeves.

Taormina is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf buy now

 

Positano

A simple vest top knitted in stocking / stockinette stitch with soft scoop neck and little side vent details.

Positano is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf buy now

 

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