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emma wright for erika knight fur collection

10th January 2017

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.


A fur front jumper with raglan sleeves.
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A fur hat with pom pom and maxi wool rib edge detail.
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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 and follow @emmaknitted on social media.

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fur wool patterns

10th January 2017
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.


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

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


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erika knight for Katia

21st December 2016

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.

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knit kit sleeves

28th November 2016
EK 1116 016

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!

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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 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.

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erika knight for John Lewis – Friday 14th October – Oxford Street London

12th October 2016
Cable poncho

Join me at John Lewis Oxford Street this Friday 14th October from 1 to 4pm for a presentation of the eleven newly launched patterns in the erika knight for John Lewis collaboration and an exclusive sneak peek at the brand new yarn – perfect for Christmas gift ideas.

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#Britishsheepbag FREE pattern for Wool Week 2016

10th October 2016

To celebrate Wool Week 2016 (10th – 16th October) and support the Campaign for Wool we have once again  teamed up with British designer Emma Wright to create this must have sheep bag in British wool!

The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, in order to raise awareness amongst consumers about the unique, natural, renewable and biodegradable benefits offered by the fibre.

Show your support for the Campaign for Wool and our fabulous British sheep breeds by knitting and toting this fun and funky sheep bag, all made from the best of British wool.

Fur wool is made from the Masham sheep and British blue  is made from 100% Bluefaced Leicester fleece.

A FREE limited edition postcard pattern is available from your local erika knight stockist while stocks last!

Or download the pattern for FREE here: download now

As ever we would love to see your projects – so please do share photos of your own sheep bag with us on instagram, twitter and Facebook

#britishsheepbag @knightkraft @emmaknitted

For more information on the wonders of wool, and ways to get involved check out the Campaign for Wool website.


Designs News & Updates

gossypium cotton FREE patterns

7th July 2016

Three FREE patterns for three beautiful and simple projects to make in soft gossypium cotton to welcome new baby.

Curly Wurly

A little circle of lacy crochet fastened with a little button to create a pretty necklace.
(Available in UK and USA crochet terms.)

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Cottontail RabbitCottontail Rabbit

A rabbit shaped toy knitted in simple garter stitch using easy decreasing and increasing and finished with an embroidered face, pom pom tail and tied with a ribbon bow.

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A to Zzz BlankyA to Zzz Blanky

A little blanket to welcome baby, knitted in stocking / stockinette stitch with a garter stitch edge. A personalised letter (choose from A to Z from the chart provided) is worked in reverse stocking stitch in the centre of the blanket.

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FREE Studio Linen Pattern

28th June 2016


A pretty crochet clutch bag, perfect for dressing up for summer garden parties, weddings and holidays. Roomy enough to fit your lipstick and your mobile, very simple to make, and oh so covetable! Line with a coordinating or clashing fabric and finish with a chunky external zip. Made using beautifully soft Studio Linen, available in a palette of eight gorgeous subtle shades.

Download the FREE pattern NOW! download now

Available in both UK and USA crochet terms.

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gossypium cotton – baby collection

13th June 2016
gossypium cotton RGB

A new collection of six classic baby designs in knit and crochet. Individual design leaflets in poster pattern format featuring full colour photography, schematic drawings and clear instructions.

Cotton is a soft, fluffy, staple fibre, sustainable to grow , naturally breathable and hypoallergenic making it comfortable to wear. I am proud to know that through every stage of its creation – from the selection of the highest quality of raw cotton fibre from the plants in the fields surrounding the eco-friendly mill in Haryana, India – through spinning, dyeing and balling, ‘gossypium cotton‘ is crafted for you with care.

Bubble & Squeak

Bubble: A basic hat worked in garter stitch with simple shaping and cute ‘Mary-Jane’ style shoes to match, fastened with a little button.
Squeak: A basic hat worked in 2 x 2 rib and little “chucker” boots knitted in stocking / stockinette stitch with 1 x 1 rib cuffs.

Bubble & Squeak is available as a downloadable pdf buy now
Jammy & Dodger

Jammy: A simply styled garter stitch ‘T’ shaped cardigan with integral shaping at armhole and neck and with five little buttons and turned back cuffs.
Dodger: A sporty sweatshirt inspired sweater knitted in basic stocking stitch with raglan sleeves, using simple increasing and decreasing. With a longer back hem and rib stitch neckline detail.

Jammy & Dodger is available as a downloadable pdf buy now

available in UK and USA crochet terms
A pretty tea-time cardigan worked in a puff stitch crochet pattern with integral sleeves and a little picot edge and five buttons to detail.

Crumpet is available as a downloadable pdf buy now
Pop & Treacle

Pop: ‘Grandad’ shirt style sweater worked in stocking / stockinette stitch with all important shirt tail and two button placket detail.
Treacle: Simple leggings worked in stocking / stockinette stitch with gusset shaping and elasticated waistband for baby’s comfort.

Pop & Treacle is available as a downloadable pdf buy now

A simply styled sleeveless gilet worked in garter stitch with integral shaping and one little button and pocket detail.

Muffin is available as a downloadable pdf  buy now
Rhubarb & Waffle

available in UK and USA crochet terms
Rhubarb: An essential five colour striped pram blanket worked in a basic double crochet stitch.
Waffle: An essential blanket to welcome baby worked in a classic crochet stitch pattern.

Rhubarb & Waffle is available as a downloadable pdf buy now


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