From the 15 – 21 October it is National Knitting Week in the UK. What perfect timing to showcase the Eribe knitters, as featured in our Brilliant Britain guide.
The Eribe knitwear design house was responsible for finding the talented women who hand-knit the thick, sheep’s wool pieces from our Autumn Winter 2012 Catwalk Collection. The knit pattern is a combination of Intarsia and Fairisle, with six unique yarns making up the final design. Each zigzag alone can take several hours to knit. ‘Certainly not something a beginner could tackle’ is how Margaret describes it in our exclusive video interview meeting two of the knitters.
We are proud supporters of British craft and the unsung heroes who keep traditional crafts alive. Eribé have approximately 100 knitters working from their own homes, keeping the centuries-old practice of hand-knitting thriving in an age of technology and machine-production.