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 spring/summer 2012
from Westminster Fibers Ravelry Store
from Cascade Yarns Website
from twist collective winter 2011
from 60 More Quick Knits
from Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Collec...
from Fiona Ellis' Ravelry Store
from twist collective fall 2011
from twist collective spring/summer 2011
from twist collective spring/summer 2011
from Fiona Ellis' Ravelry Store
from Universal Yarn
from Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Collec...
from Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Collec...
from Fibra Natura PC514, Sweater, Afghan a...
from twist collective winter 2010
from Verena Knitting, Winter 2010
from Naturally Yarns N1119: Cutaway Cable ...
from Verena Knitting, Fall 2010
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from twist collective Fall 2010
from twist collective Spring/Summer 2010
from Australian Knitting Autumn 2010
from Australian Knitting Autumn 2010
from Reynolds 82500 Saucy Sport
from Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2010
from Universal Yarn
from Interweave Knits, Winter 2009
from twist collective Winter 2009
from Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2009
from twist collective Fall 2009
from twist collective Summer 2009
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2009
from twist collective Spring 2009
from Nashua Handknits NSTYLE001, Style: La...
from Nashua Handknits NHK40, North America...
from twist collective Winter 2008
from Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2008
from twist collective fall 2008
from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2008
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008
from Inspired Fair Isle Knits
from Inspired Fair Isle Knits
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from Inspired Fair Isle Knits
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from Inspired Fair Isle Knits
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from Inspired Fair Isle Knits
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from Inspired Fair Isle Knits