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studio linen – 2018 collection

20th April 2018

Elegant Everyday | A new design collection of 5 modern classics with sophisticated details, to be worn everyday.

Individual design leaflets feature beautiful studio photography by Yuki Sugiura. Available from your Local Yarn Store, or online as a pdf download from the erika knight design store on Ravelry.



Oversized, wide neck sweatshirt knitted in mismatched intarsia stripes to create a centre front and back detail. With a longer back, side vents, shaped front rib and bracelet length sleeves in a wider stripe.

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A semi-fitted ‘waterfall’ style cardigan with diagonal stitch detail on the fronts and sleeves, worked in stocking stitch and K1, P1 rib.

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Small Hours
A double v-neck, t-shirt style top knitted in the round until the start of the armhole shaping. The sleeves and the v-neck are then worked on two needles. The sleeves have a rib selvedge edge, the neck a lace and eyelet detail and the shoulders a three-needle cast off.

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A timeless semi-fitted top with threes little buttons, gently rounded neckline and elbow length sleeves. Knitted in simple stocking stitch with K1, P1 rib welt and cuffs.

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A semi-fit edge to edge cardigan with three quarter length sleeves, revere collar and tie belt. Crocheted in simple rope stitch.

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Collaborations Featured News & Updates

british blue 100 – british designer collaborations

4th August 2017

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 

Emma Wright HeadShot

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

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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 


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

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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 

Angela Wood (002)

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.

Designs Featured News & Updates

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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



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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.


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


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