Erika Knight, designer consultant to the fashion and yarn industry, lectured at the V&A Museum in London as well as other Leading Art Institutions and Universities. Contributor to Rowan Magazine and Regia Yarns, most recently Erika designed the Team GB formal wear for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and is currently working with the Craft Council in a number of talks and workshops.
Erika has worked with design companies in Italy and the U.K, as well as ‘high street’ brands in the U.K, U.S.A, South Africa and Australia through her hand knit label ‘Molto!’ which was highly successful across the globe. Originally from a fine art background, she has worked on original concept, garment design, pattern and print through to yarn design and production.
Erika’s trend forecasting skills revived her passion for the hand made, and her ethos of minimalism and eco-design has created a unique interpretation on Craft. Between private and public talks and workshops Erika Knight is working on her sixteenth book, in a selection of highly acclaimed knitting and crochet collections.
The newly launched ‘erika knight’ yarn collection is the culmination of erika’s career as a knitwear and craft designer with an unwaveringly- held belief in the importance of treading lightly on the earth and celebrating and supporting traditional British skills.