20 timeless garments exploring knit, yarn & stitch
TEXTURE: 20 timeless garments exploring knit, yarn & stitch explores renowned knitwear designer Erika Knight’s personal journey through the landscape of knitted fabrics. Examining the different habitats that have inspired her designs throughout the year, Erika has created beautiful designs that explore the elements.
Divided into sections of Countryside, City, and Coast, these garments embrace the movement for ‘slow fashion’ and honour the process of craftsmanship. From an intricately cabled sweater and comforting oversized long coat, to a simple garter stitch cardigan and classic yet comfortable rib gloves, you’ll never be short of your own unique clothing choices that incorporate and celebrate texture.
TEXTURE includes a design in The Fibre Co. Road to China Light called Coppice, which is an intricately cabled, long-sleeve sweater knitted in the round to create a seamless finish. The body and sleeves are joined at the armhole and continued with raglan shaping. The front neck is worked with short-row shaping and the foldover collar is worked in K1, P1 rib. Kits of Coppice including a copy of TEXTURE are also available.
TEXTURE invites you to slow down and absorb yourself in the creative process. From the sharp concrete edges of buildings and frosted hedgerows to seaweed strewn beaches and eroded cliffs, there is so much we can take from the environment around us. These thoughtful patterns for slow clothes will become the modern maker’s old friends. TEXTURE includes 17 garments and 3 accessories designs in a variety of yarn weights from light to super bulky. With simple and stylish shapes, Erika dispenses her designer tips for creating a series of modern yet timeless garments. Including inspiring photography by India Hobson that showcases the beautiful designs, this book is the ultimate source for knitted texture and belongs on every knitter’s bookshelf.
About the Author
Erika Knight is a renowned knitwear designer and respected consultant to the fashion and yarn industry. 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. The author of numerous highly acclaimed knitting and crochet books, Erika has lectured at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, as well as leading art institutions and universities.