Erika Knight's bespoke Gossypium Cotton is produced by an eco-friendly, manufacturer in India who promotes fair labour practices and is at the heart of the local community. The production team ensure the highest standards through every stage from farming, spinning, dying and balling - rest assured that Gossypium Cotton has been crafted with care.
Cotton is one of the oldest fabrics worn by mankind, and for good reason! It's naturally soft and comfortable, breathable, hypoallergenic, absorbent and easy to care for.
Gossypium Cotton is wonderful against the skin. We carry every shade of this beautiful cotton yarn, from soft, warm pastels through rich, saturated tones, because we believe it's one of the best cottons out there.
100% soft, matt cotton
3.75 - 4mm (US 5 - 6)
20 - 22 sts x 30 rows = 10cm (4")
My yarn collection is concise and considered with fibres and colours carefully selected so that you can be confident in choosing a beautiful, quality yarn for whatever you wish to create.
My ethos has always been to keep things simple: to support British manufacturing where possible, to promote sustainable, natural fibres and to celebrate traditional skills. Having worked in the textile industry for most of my career and in many different guises, I am passionate about innovation and heritage in equal balance.
When you are taking the time to craft something by hand, it is as much about the process as the final outcome, so for me, it is important to use the best possible materials. This of course means using different yarns and fibres for different purposes and understanding the characteristics of each.
“I believe it is an inherent human trait to construct fabric in order to catch, clothe, nurture and decorate”
Erika Knight is ahighly respected knitwear and crochet designer, as well as the creator of her own eponymous yarn range.
With her 'simple' ethos, Erika has a unique interpretation of craft: her mission is to simplify and communicate her insight and passion for knitting and crochet with accessible yet enticing projects in order to inspire everyone to experiment and, above all, enjoy creating.
Her impressive resumé includes co-launching what became a hugely successful hand-knit label ‘Molto!’; Design and fashion forecasting work for a range of top brands (Marks & Spencer, Nicole Farhi, H&M, Whistles, Rowan Yarns, Coats PLC); published more than 20 books on knitting and crocheting; launched her own covetable hand knit yarn label.