Five mins with... Erika Knight

Friday, January 11, 2013

Knitwear designer Erika Knight answers our quick fire questions

 

In the knitting world I'm best known for…

A simple style.

 

My weapons of choice are…

Beautiful birch Brittany knitting pins, my own British wool and moss stitch.

 

The project/design I am most proud of is…

Still a work in progress.

 

My biggest knitting disaster was…

Not applicable - as its all in the concept, origination and planning, if it doesn't work it doesn't proceed.

 

If you could only use one stitch for the rest of your life what would it be…

Stocking stitch.

 

The best knitting advice I've ever had, was…

From a dear friend and mentor, "every fault a fashion" i.e. there are never any mistakes, only new ways of looking at things.

 

What would you say to a non-knitter to try to convert them…

George Clooney knits! He may turn up at your next knitting group…

 

When I'm not knitting, I'm…

Thinking about knitting.

 

Describe your crafty self in three words…

Never not inspired.

 

Ball of wool and a cup of tea or skein of silk and a glass of wine?

Ball of wool and a cup of tea, as long as both are Yorkshire!

 

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