Erika Knight is a highly 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.
We are stocking her amazing Studio Linen, with a beautiful drape, ideal for summer garments and her Wool Local.
Wool Local: from fleece to finished yarn in less than 50 miles, Wool Local is both authentically British and environmentally sustainable. Starting at the British wool auction in Bradford, the wool is scoured, combed, spun, dyed, steamed and hanked in the county of Yorkshire. An intimate blend of luxurious Bluefaced Leicester and hardwearing Masham, in a fine 4ply weight, this is a truly local wool, with its roots in the heartland of British textile manufacturing.
Made in England
Fibre: 100% wool
Needle Size: 3.25
Tension: 28 sts & 36 rows
Care: Cool Handwash
Linen is an ancient, sustainable, natural fibre spun from the flax plant. Flax itself is naturally resistant to pests and therefore practically no pesticides nor herbicides are necessary to grow these eco-friendly stem fibre plants. Flax plants produce large amounts of usable fibre per acre and do not require irrigation. Linen is durable, soft, lustrous and flexible and will naturally soften with wear and washing.
Studio Linen – 85% is recycled rayon-linen fibre, sorted from selected wastage and regenerated using the eco-friendly hydrolysis method. Blended with 15% premium natural linen, these fibres are twisted and dyed by a specialist Italian spinner in Biella to produce a unique yarn with a dry hand feel and subtle sheen.
Fibre: 85% recycled rayon linen, 15% premium linen
Length: 120m / 131yds
Needle Size: 3.75 – 4mm
Tension: 21-22 sts & 28-30 rws
Care: Cool Handwash