I truly believe that fibre space™ is one part community and one part unique and amazing yarns. At the most recent trade show, we walked away incredibly excited about one particular new yarn line – Erika Knight Yarn Collection. I was delighted to meet Erika at her booth, where she excitedly talked about the concept behind her new yarn line, it’s colors and patterns. “It’s all about the wool” she kept saying…and boy it is! Today, we are delighted to announce that this yarn is here and ready for the fibre space™ community to embrace.
Erika Knight Yarn Collection
This yarn is made from premium wool and designed by Erika Knight, a respected knitwear and crochet designer; as well as a sought-after fashion and craft consultant. Erika has created knitwear ranges for many top brands including M&S, Whistles, Edina Ronay and Nicole Farhi in the UK, J. Crew and Gap in the US and Country Road in Australia.
Erika has worked with her mill to design not just “any wool.” Her wool is 100% natural British wool, shorn, spun, dyed, hanked and tagged within 37 miles of the mill in Yorkshire. The unique quality of the end product begs to be knit or crocheted into whatever the crafter can imagine.
Erika’s fine art background, passion for the hand made and ‘Simple’ ethos has created a unique interpretation on Craft.
My 100% British made yarn is a truly homegrown product. I am proud to be associated with the Campaign for Wool a countrywide initiative convened by HRH Prince of Wales, promoting the natural, sustainable origin of wool, and as such I am passionate to be bringing manufacturing back to Britain and keeping sheep a feature of our landscape.
My first collection is a small selection of yarns in a muted palette of colours with fashion highlights that I hope will inspire you to create, craft and covet..
This yarn is launching with a wonderful selection of simple knitting and crochet patterns focusing on quick fashion accessories and garments. We have several items already created for you to view at the shop. Each hank of yarn has a unique recycled and informative hang tag with a little gift ‘erika knight’ name tag for sewing in or on finished project.
Now, lets meet the collection…
100 grams of textured and brushed British Wool in a super chunky weight
44 yards per skein
All the fun of fur in a 100% natural yarn. Use it as a trim or lining for hats and mittens or make one of the adorable projects available at the shop.
Just a glimpse of the patterns available:
100 grams of superchunky 3 ply British Wool
87 yards per skein
This yarn has an amazing hand and gorgeous loft. It is surprisingly soft as well.
Among the patterns available:
50 grams of worsted spun British Wool
95 yards per skein
This yarn is a loosely spun 2-ply and is just a joy to work with. Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for two free patterns being released in this yarn!
Some pattern options for you: