By Erika Knight
Junior Colour Knits is a pattern book of 12 jumpers, jackets, pinafores and vests, hats and leggings and even a little ‘scrap bandit’ toy, all knitted in simple stitches and using colour techniques including striping, stranding and Swiss embroidery. Lots of helpful hints and even an inbuilt ruler! This is a really good book for beginners and experts alike.
This fun book provides a ‘sneak-peek’ into the creative process and the very personal journey of making a garment for a loved little one. The book is all about having fun with your knitting, inspiring you to be confident with colour and create projects that kids will want to wear again and again.
Made and photographed by Mums and Dads and worn by real kids from our extended urban family to inspire you to re-knit, re-colour and re-work these fresh, contemporary classics for the next hand-me down generation.
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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.