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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.

Breezy

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

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.

Uniform

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

Caravan

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

Hardware

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

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Studio Linen Collection 2017

6th April 2017
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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.

Pagoda

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

Bluebird

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

Tuareg

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

Rhapsody

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

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Studio Linen Shibori collection

17th February 2017
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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.

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.

Shibori colours 2017

Shibori colours 2017

We have collaborated with London based Shibori designer Rob Jones who has created bespoke backdrops and bags for us, and inspired our new colours.

Rob says “Shibori is a slow craft, often with many hours of stitching, binding, clamping and pole-dyeing followed by more hours at the indigo vat or mordanting, dyeing and over-dyeing fabric”. Rob’s creations demonstrate his love of fabric and the time spent to produce something original and lovingly handmade, with care and thought put into it.

Like knitting and crochet, Shibori represents slow crafting, tradition and modernity combined and Rob shares with us “a desire to bring something beautiful and different into the world.”

For more information on Rob’s designs or to take part in a Shibori workshop, please see, www.romordesigns.com.

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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

Lovebirds Patt front cover

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.