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VOTE FOR US!!

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 www.britishcraftawards.com

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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

www.sarah-hazell.com

K 3 Socks by Emma Wright

www.emmaknitted.co.uk

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: www.knittingandstitchingshow.com

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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
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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 www.emmaknitted.co.uk

follow @emmaknitted

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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 

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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

www.jeanettesloandesign.com

follow @jeanettesloan

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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.

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‘Repose’ by Sarah Hazell

4th August 2017
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This easy to wear, elegant kimono-style long sleeveless gilet is designed by Sarah Hazell exclusively for erika knight.

Made in simple crochet stitches and tonal colours of studio linen, ‘Repose’ is a modern classic – throw over a shirt and jeans or dress up for the evening.

Available from your LYS and online from the erika knight Raverly store 

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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

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‘Camellia’ by Jeanette Sloan

4th August 2017
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Camellia is the first design by Jeanette Sloan for erika knight – a pretty, modern knit sweater with scoop neck, and a decorative rib stitch yoke and sleeves.

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 

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Photography by Yuki Sugira.

about the designer 

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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

www.jeanettesloandesign.com

follow @jeanettesloan

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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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TNNA NeedleArts Summer Trade Show

6th June 2017
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Come and see us in Columbus, Ohio, USA this weekend for the TNNA NeedleArts Summer Trade Show.

We will be launching a brand NEW yarn and design collection 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.

Saturday June 10 – 10am to 6pm
Sunday June 11 – 10am to 6pm
Monday June 12 – 9.30am to 2pm

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‘Tranquil’ by Sarah Hazell

27th April 2017
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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 

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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