By Erika Knight
Featuring 50 timeless knitting designs, Erika Knight: The Collection is the ultimate compendium of timeless knitwear projects from this leading British yarn craft designer.
The book is divided into four sections – Classic, Glamour, Classic at Home and Glamour at Home – this delightful project book is a compilation of many of Erika Knight’s favourite knitting patterns.
Classic contains a beautiful collection of enduring wardrobe basics, from the quintessential v-neck sweater in aran cotton to a perfect mohair cardigan.
Glamour is a must-have portfolio of sensuous, sultry knits inspired by Hollywood sirens, including a lacy knit shrug and a frill-neck tea top.
Adding sumptuous texture to any room, Classic at Home is a collection of relaxed casuals, from a chunky knit throw in soft wool blend to a practical wash mitt in hemp.
The designs in Glamour at Home turn the dullest room into a seductive salon: a silk cushion is transformed with clusters of mother-of-pearl buttons while an otherwise mundane coat hanger is turned into a must-have accessory with ribbon, sequins and trims.
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.