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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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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

Booth #402

TNNA_99037-17_WBs_670x180_r2For more information about tickets and travel, visit the TNNA website here

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

12th October 2016
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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.


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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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TNNA Summer Show 2016

9th June 2016

If you are travelling to Washington DC for the TNNA Summer Show this weekend (11th – 13th June 2016) don’t miss booths 489-487 where Thomas and Phil from our distributor Thomas B Ramsden will be showing off the erika knight yarn collection, including the highly covetable summer classic Studio Linen and NEW yarn gossypium cotton.


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Knitspiration: Houndstooth

14th November 2015

photo by Yuki Sugiura from Simple Colour Knitting.

As the last colourful leaves fall from the trees and Autumn blusters its way into Winter, the need for a cosy woolly hat is growing day by day.

The Houndstooth Hat in Simple Colour Knitting will certainly be my hat of choice this season – a basic beanie shape with a rolled edge brim and knitted in a bold two-colour houndstooth pattern using the simple ‘stranding’ technique. And don’t forget to top it off with an impressive two-colour pom pom for maximum impact!

Traditional plaids are always on trend for Autumn / Winter but this bold and playful check is fun and modern and a quick and easy way to update your outerwear. Choose bright colours of maxi wool, or keep it chic with a sophisticated monochrome palette.

This project would make a perfect quick-knit Christmas gift too!

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The Knitting & Stitching Show DUBLIN with Winnie’s Craft Cafe

3rd November 2015
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I am very excited to be travelling to the Emerald Isle for the Knitting & Stitching Show in Dublin.

The show takes place from 12th to 15th November and I will be on Stand F30 on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th with the lovely team from Winnie’s Craft Cafe signing copies of NEW book Simple Colour Knitting, displaying samples from Junior Colour Knits, and of course chatting all things woolly.

Winnie’s Craft Cafe will have their biggest stand yet at this year’s show and it promises to be a crafty party with a selection of the yarns, books and notions that can be found both online and in store at their fabulous shop and cafe just outside Dublin city in Blackrock.

There is also a rumour that Winnie’s homemade farm ice cream trike might also be making an appearance…!!


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Keep up to date with all the news from the show on twitter @KnitStitchRDS  @WinnieTWW  @KnightKraft