Libby Summers

Libby Summers

Libby Summers has been designing and making hand-knitted textiles since 2007.  Having specialised in social anthropology at University in the 1990s, she is delighted to rekindle a link with Latin American by sourcing her yarn from Peruvian alpaca farmers in the Andes.  She brings traditional knitting techniques up to date with her simple, contemporary style, reflecting her love for the colours of British landscapes and the value she places on natural quality fibres. 

She was encouraged to turn her hobby into a career when she befriended other women who were finding outlets for their creativity in business.  She pursued her passion for bringing hand knitting to the high street, becoming a John Lewis supplier under her ready to wear label ‘LibbyTDesigns’ in 2010.  She now focuses on designing for knitters, with her own label ‘Libby Summers’ yarn, and by commission for UK and US knitting companies.

Her designs have had high profile attention, including featuring as The Financial Times Number One Valentine’s gift in 2012, best buy for Christmas in The Independent in 2011, best buy in Living etc. in February 2011. 

Libby’s first book ’Anyone Can Knit’ is published with Arcturus Publishing.

original designs  

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Phoebe Cushion
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Miranda Cowl
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James Sweater
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Meg's Hat
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Burghley Cowl
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Chunky Baby Shoes
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Olé, Ombré
Knit Today Magazine, No. 117, November 2015
Sara Cardigan
Libby Summers Ltd.
Oscar and Holly's Jacket
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Lyveden Wrist Warmers
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Belle Tea Cosy
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Milly Jumper
Milly Jumper and Cardigan
Milly Cardigan
Milly Jumper and Cardigan
Lizard Scarf
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Beginner's Beanie
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Zahara Bolero
Artesano Yarns Website
Aspen Tank Top
Artesano Yarns Website
Rosie's Patchwork Hottie
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Honeycomb Hat
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Winter Solstice Socks
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Clair Tea Cosy
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Canna Jacket
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Jack Frost Mittens
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Katie Tea Cosy
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Rosie Cape
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Rosalie Sweater
Knit Today Magazine, No. 103, October 2014
Tommy
Anyone Can Knit
Miss Wilmott
Anyone Can Knit
Emily
Anyone Can Knit
Sweet Pea
Anyone Can Knit
Matucana
Anyone Can Knit
Charlotte
Anyone Can Knit
Ella Maria
Anyone Can Knit
Sapphire
Anyone Can Knit
Rosina
Anyone Can Knit
Minmaroon
Anyone Can Knit
Charlie's Angel
Anyone Can Knit
Gwendoline Purse
Anyone Can Knit
Earl Grey
Anyone Can Knit
Juliet
Anyone Can Knit
Romeo
Anyone Can Knit
Carlotta
Anyone Can Knit
Balmoral
Anyone Can Knit
Windsor
Anyone Can Knit
Sweet and Simple Cowl
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Easton Hat
Easton
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