GLYC 2017 Yarn Sponsors: Erika Knight and The Fibre Co.

We love August! It's that time of year when door prizes and goody bag treats start arriving at YITC HQ meaning that the Great London Yarn Crawl is that much closer!

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We are SUPER excited this year to have TWO awesome yarn sponsors for the GLYC goody bags! Erika Knight and The Fibre Co. are great stalwarts of the UK yarn industry and we're thrilled to have them aboard.

Erika is a prolific knitting and crochet designer who has evolved her brand to include her own range of yarns. Erika's ethos is all about simplicity in making she focuses on creating simple, classic designs that are enticing to knit.

British Blue 100 from Erika Knight

British Blue 100 from Erika Knight

One of Erika's passions is supporting the British talent and manufacturing. In 2012 she launched her own range of yarns with wool sourced, processed and spun right here in the UK. British Blue Wool is made with 100% Bluefaced Leicester - one of the UK's most luxurious wools. Due to popular demand, Erika Knight have created British Blue 100, launching this autumn. British Blue 100 features a richer, deeper colour palette than the original British Blue Wool and a sophisticated pattern collection to match.

Yarn crawlers will also have a chance to meet Erika at this year's Great London Yarn Crawl as she'll be joining us at the after party and chatting about her life in yarn!

Yarns from The Fibre Co. start from the fibres themselves. Founder Daphne Marinopoulos has always wanted to create yarns that she couldn't find on retail shelves. Using high quality natural fibres The Fibre Co. has created decadent yarn blends using baby alpaca and llama, camel, silk, merino, masham and more.

Arranmore Light from The Fibre Co.

Arranmore Light from The Fibre Co.

The Fibre Co. have also launched a new yarn this autumn, Arranmore Light. A lush blend of 80% Merino, 10% cashmere and 10% silk with colourful wool nepps, Arranmore Light is a DK version of their lush Aran tweed blend Arranmore

Binsey by Fiona Alice

Binsey by Fiona Alice

To coincide with the launch of Arranmore Light, The Fibre Co. also released Fell Garth II, a collection of 19 patterns from 10 knitwear designers. The designs are inspired by Cumbria where The Fibre Co. is now based, and are a stunning showcase of what happens when inspiration from local, natural beauty and decadent yarns collide.

A huge thank you to Erika Knight and The Fibre Co. for being our yarn sponsors this year. Thanks to their generosity, each participant in this year's Great London Yarn Crawl will receive a full hank of yarn in their goody bag, randomly split between each company! Thank you so much!