Here, Erika Knight combines conventional knitting with unusual yarns and other crafts to give it a modern and upbeat twist. Knitting is expanding upon its traditional roots and is now more closely allied to contemporary trends in both the world of fashion and interiors. This title showcases Erika's upbeat take on interiors, which can be seen in her striking black and white patched throw, comfy knitted denim beanbag and woven woollen rug. Similarly, Erika has reworked several classic designs; a traditional rose chintz cushion is translated into contemporary chunky yarns while an old-fashioned Aran is given a new lease of life as a sumptious armchair cover. The 20 projects in the book are organized into four specific colour groups, modern brights, black and whites, urban neutrals and organic naturals - each with its own distinctive chapter. Including throws, cushions and rugs for the home and a range of accessories, from sumptious slippers to a delicate beaded scarf, the book should appeal to both experiences and aspiring knitters.
Erika Knight is a renowned knitwear designer and respected consultant to the fashion and yarn industry. Originally from a fine art background, her trend-forecasting work re-ignited her passion for the hand made. 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. She has published twelve books with Quadrille.