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New Yarn Wool Local

29th January 2019

An intimate blend of pure British Bluefaced Leicester and fine Masham

The catalyst for creating my own yarn collection was to support the British heritage of textile mills and to promote native sheep breeds.

From fleece to finished yarn in less than 50 miles, Wool Local is both authentically British and environmentally sustainable. Starting at the British wool auction in Bradford, the wool is scoured, combed, spun, dyed, steamed and hanked in the county of Yorkshire.

An intimate blend of luxurious Bluefaced Leicester and hardwearing Masham, in a fine 4ply weight, this is a truly local wool, with its roots in the heartland of British textile manufacturing.

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gossypium cotton – 2018 collection

26th April 2018

A collection of fashion hits knitted in gossypium cotton, reworked with quirky details and ready-to-wear techniques for a professional finish.

Design leaflets feature beautiful studio photography by Yuki Sugiura. Available from your LYS or online as a downloadable pdf from the erika knight Ravelry store.


Oversized parody of a cricket sweater, back and front knitted with repeated aran stitch design. Longer back striped hem, deep ‘v’ neck and asymmetric striped sleeves and neckband.

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A sweatshirt style crew neck sweater knitted in stocking stitch and K1, P1 rib. The sweater is worked in blocks of colour using the intarsia method.

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Long sleeve round neck crop sweater knitted in 2 row rib stitch in a 2 colour 12 row repeating stripe pattern with integral shaping at armholes, sleeve tops and neck.

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gossypium cotton – kids collection 2018

24th April 2018
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A new collection of colourful knits with fun, bold patterns borrowed from ready-to-wear and modern, fashionable designs for kids aged 12 months to 5 years.

Available from your Local Yarn Store, on online as a pdf download from the erika knight Ravelry store.

A long sleeved sweater inspired by colourful camouflage print, knitted in stocking stitch with camo pattern front, worked using the intarsia method with contrast colour back and striped sleeves, collar and ribs.
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An ‘A’ line sweater knitted in stocking stitch with 2 x 2 rib trims. A wide neck, patch pockets and floral design worked in intarsia and Swiss embroidery details on the sleeves and back neck.
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Long sleeve round neck sweater knitted in 2 row rib stitch in a 6 colour repeating stripe pattern with integral shaping at armholes, sleeve tops and neck, and deep turn back cuffs.
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Kid’s jacket knitted in basic garter stitch using two yarns of different colours held together to create a scramble effect. Simple to make with two little patch pockets and five buttons and a contrast colour cast off tip on the collar.
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An animal print inspired sleeveless gilet knitted using the intarsia method and Swiss embroidery, with garter stitch edges and two little pockets.



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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 News & Updates

K 3 Socks by Emma Wright

25th October 2017
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Three pairs of cute and cosy socks designed exclusively for erika knight by Emma Wright and knitted using just four hanks of luxuriously soft british blue 100.

Short Herringbone Socks knitted in a neutral shade with a zing of a contrast colour toe to detail, Fairisle Socks with a striking stranded cuff detail to peep over your shoes and three- colour bold Striped Rib Socks knitted in K2, P2 rib for a cosy fit.

Knit all three pairs to update your sock drawer, or make to gift to friends.


Pattern available from your LYS or from the erika knight Ravelry store. To purchase now click here.

For more information about Emma Wright, visit or follow @emmaknitted

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Poppies & Irises by Sarah Hazell

25th October 2017
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This elegant snood pattern designed exclusively for erika knight by British designer Sarah Hazell is knitted using 4 hanks of luxuriously soft british blue 100.

Poppies & Irises are two long snoods, each knitted using the same two-colour striped slip stitch pattern but with a choice of a contrasting third colour ribbed or cable-like stitch pattern.

The subtleties of the colours used in this painting by Roger Fry have inspired the naming of these two complimentary snoods.


Poppies & Irises, undated watercolour by Roger Fry

photo credit: ‘Bloomsbury’ edited by Gillian Naylor, Published by Mitchell Beazley (1993)


Pattern available from your LYS and online from the erika knight Raverly store.

Purchase the pattern now by clicking here.

For more information about Sarah Hazell and to view upcoming events and workshopsvisit or follow @sarahhazell6.

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23rd October 2017
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We are delighted to have been nominated in The British Craft Awards 2018!!

With 30 categories, across 6 craft sectors, including Stitch, Craft, Knitting, Crochet, Quilting and Sewing, these prestigious awards celebrate the very best that the craft industry has to offer.

We have been nominated in both the Knitting and Crochet categories for the following awards…

Knitting Designer of the Year

Check out our designs here, and on Ravelry.

Crochet Product of the Year – Studio Linen

Studio Linen is made from 85% recycled rayon-linen blended with 15% premium linen resulting in a soft, cool yarn with a subtle sheen and beautiful drape – perfect for creating elegant crochet garments.

Have you seen the beautiful shawl ‘Tranquil’ and long line gilet ‘Repose’ designed for us by British crochet designer Sarah Hazell?

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Crochet Brand of the Year

So, if you love what we do (and fancy being in with the chance of winning  £100 worth of Amazon vouchers just for voting), simply visit

craft awards 2018 vote for us

Voting closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 17th December 2017.

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The Knitting & Stitching Show London 2017

4th October 2017
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We are excited to announce that for the first time the erika knight yarn collection will be exhibiting at The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London

Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th October 2017

Come and find us on stand TG7

Erika and Arabella will be showing the new yarn british blue 100 with the supporting design collection inspired by the uniquely British creativity of The Bloomsbury Group and their Sussex farmhouse home, Charleston.

Along with some of our favourite maxi wool patterns

Plus two NEW patterns designed exclusively for The Knitting & Stitching Show in collaboration with Sarah Hazell and Emma Wright.

Poppies & Irises by Sarah Hazell

K 3 Socks by Emma Wright

We are proud to have been collaborating with some of the best British hand knit designers, so visit stand TG7 on the following days for a chance to meet them:

Thursday 12th October
Jeanette Sloan @jeanettesloan

Friday 13th October

Sarah Hazell @sarahhazell6

Saturday 14th October
Emma Wright @emmaknitted

For more information and tickets, visit:

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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 – 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 

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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

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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 

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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.