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‘Tranquil’ by Sarah Hazell

27th April 2017
Studio Linen TRANQUIL model

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 

Studio Linen TRANQUIL still life

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

Designs Featured News & Updates

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.

Designs Featured News & Updates

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

Featured News & Updates

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.

Collaborations Featured News & Updates

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.

 

 

Collaborations News & Updates

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.

euphoria

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.

Designs News & Updates

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

 

Collaborations News & Updates

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.

Designs News & Updates

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!

Collaborations News & Updates

erika knight for John Lewis NEW XXL yarn

14th November 2016
XXL Pom pom hat

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.