“I am constantly experimenting by mixing fibres to capture the spirit of a place or object”
Alison’s aim is to make a work of art to wear, with the choice of colour and yarn texture being vital components to gain this result.
She is continually searching out small selected quantities of yarn from individual merchants in Italy and Japan as well as in the UK, and specialises in the use of natural fibres; mixing cashmere, linen, cotton and silk in an alchemy of colour and texture to provide a unique experience for every customer.
Alison has supplied specialist luxury goods galleries and shops in the United Kingdom, the USA and Japan for a number of years. Her knitwear has been featured in the designer room at Liberty of London, and her patterns have been widely published, most recently in Vogue Knitting.
Her range includes fine scarves, cosy wraps, hats, slippers, jumpers and cardigans, which are all timeless design classics with a contemporary feel. Alison is constantly experimenting with new stitches and yarns to keep the collection lively and fresh.
She has also published four books – the Beginners Guide to Knitting – which has been featured at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Start to Knit – to encourage teenagers to knit funky and fun bags, hats and scarves, and Beautiful Knits for Heads, Hands and Toes- containing a wealth of ideas for timeless hats, gloves, scarves, socks, bags and jewellery. Knitting For The Absolute Beginner is a transformation of the Beginners Guide to Knitting with some new patterns, and updated format.