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 Inspired Fair Isle Knits
from Folk Style: Innovative Designs to Kni...
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from Inspired Fair Isle Knits
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
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from Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2006
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
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from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
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from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
from Inspired Cable Knits
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from Interweave Knits, Summer 2005
from Classic Elite #9017, High Seas
from Family Circle Easy Knitting, Holiday ...
from Knitting Magazine 007, October/Novemb...
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from Interweave Knits, Spring 2004
from Scarf Style
from Interweave Knits, Winter 2003
from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2003
from Interweave Knits, Fall 2003
from Vogue Knitting on the Go: Caps & Hats...
from SweaterKits
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from Interweave Knits, Fall 2002
from Interweave Knits, Summer 2002
from Vogue Knitting on the Go: Vests
from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2002
from Vogue Knitting, Special 2002 - Men's ...
from Vogue Knitting on the Go: Chunky Knits
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from Interweave Knits, Winter 2001/2002
from Interweave Knits, Fall 2001