Fiona Ellis

“Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment” - Alexander McQueen

Fiona Ellis’s career is certainly one about escapism. After pursuing a sensible career in laboratory work for textile production and colour cosmetic formulation, Fiona escaped from career-captivity in the early 1990’s to pursue fashion design at De Montfort University. She graduated with a degree specializing in Knitwear design. Fiona then founded her independent design business, selling designs to major fashion houses in New York, Paris and London. Her contacts in New York helped her to add design for the independent knitter to her repertoire. This led to her published patterns in major print and on-line magazines, and two successful books published by Random House. Fiona helps people escape from the mundane and bring creative design sensibilities to their knitting.

original designs  

from twist collective winter 2014
from Vest Bets: 30 Designs to Knit for Now...
from twist collective fall 2014
from Valley Yarns (WEBS)
from Knitter's Magazine 116, Fall 2014
from Fiona Ellis' Ravelry Store
from Creative Knitting, Autumn 2014
from Indigodragonfly: Smart-Ass Knitters/W...
from Indigodragonfly: Smart-Ass Knitters/W...
from Fiona Ellis' Ravelry Store
from Fiona Ellis' Ravelry Store
from twist collective spring/summer 2014
from Creative Knitting, Summer 2014
from Creative Knitting, Summer 2014
from Creative Knitting, Summer 2014
from Knitter's Magazine 114, Spring 2014
from Fiona Ellis' Ravelry Store
from Knitter's Magazine 114, Spring 2014
from Creative Knitting, Spring 2014
from Patternfish
from twist collective winter 2013
from Knitter's Magazine 113, Winter 2013
from Fiona Ellis' Ravelry Store
from Jubilation Kettle Dye Worsted: 5 Acce...
from Jubilation Kettle Dye Worsted: 5 Acce...
from twist collective fall 2013
from Soakwash
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Knit Simple Magazine, Fall 2013
from twist collective spring/summer 2013
from twist collective spring/summer 2013
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2013
from Cozy Knits Digital Special 2013
from twist collective winter 2012
from Fiona Ellis' Ravelry Store
from Knit Simple Magazine, Holiday 2012
from Fiona Ellis' Ravelry Store
from Kollage Yarns
from twist collective Fall 2012
from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2012
from Fiona Ellis' Ravelry Store
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Kollage Yarns
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Patternfish
from Soakboxes
from Soakboxes