Friday Knitting Inspiration. Amy Hall.

//Friday Knitting Inspiration. Amy Hall.

Friday Knitting Inspiration. Amy Hall.

Amy Hall, a knitwear designer from London, was trained as a photographer, before realizing that knitwear is her true passion. The beginning of Amy’s story is very similar to most knitters. She was taught to knit as a child by her mom and grandmother. She was constantlyย knitting. Whenever she had a free minute Amy would pick up her needles and disappear in the fiber world. After awhile her friends started to ask her to teach them how to knit and it gave Amy the idea to start giving knitting classes in London. And as we know we learn better when we teach. Amy’s confidence in her skills was growing and she started to experiment with shapes, textures, fiber and colors. Following a traditional pattern wasn’t exciting for her anymore and she started to play with unconventional techniques, creating one of a kind pieces. As Amy says she was literally stopped by people on the street who were desperate to know where she got this sweater/cardigan/dress/scarf. Not a long time later, Amy launched her debut collection – Amy Hall knitwear – in 2010.

Knitting Inspiration

Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Hand knit cable coat. British blend of merino wool and mohair. Photo: www.amy-hall.co.uk

Later she took a knitwear design summer course in Central Saint Martins and since then Amy is a full-time knitwear designer working with her team in London and creating all her knitwear pieces by hand. The brand uses only high quality yarns, most of them are of British origin.

Knitting Inspiration

Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Hand knit Wrap style cardigan. British blend of merino wool, mohair and silk mohair. Photo: www.amy-hall.co.uk

“Now, more than ever, I feel that wool has a central part to play in fashion,” says Amy. “In an increasingly synthetic industry, it is the best renewable fibre we have. It is important to use natural yarns where possible and if wool is properly looked after, it will last you a lifetime. It keeps you warm, it’s versatile, comfortable – it’s simply a wonderful fibre to work with.” I think we all can agree with her.

Knitting Inspiration

Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. Hand knit Cocoon cardigan. British blend of merino wool and mohair. Photo: www.amy-hall.co.uk

I love the simplicity of Amy Hall’s knitwear pieces and I admire that every single item is hand-knit!

Knitting Inspiration

Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Hand knit Chunky sloppy jumper. Cotton jersey yarn. Photo: www.amy-hall.co.uk

My favorite design is this simple, but striking dress. I love these eyelet details along the side seams!

Knitting Inspiration

Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Hand knit strapless gown. 100% mercerised cotton. Photo: www.amy-hall.co.uk

For more knitwear inspiration visit Amy Hall’s website – www.amy-hall.co.uk.

Have a great weekend!


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By | 2016-04-01T09:42:58+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Knitting Inspiration|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. akiba April 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Wow! These are amazing – I love them all but especially the strapless long green dress. I am drooling.

    • Alina April 3, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

      You would look sooo good in this dress!

  2. pat April 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Be still my heart. I love her garments.

    • Alina April 3, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

      I am glad you like them, Pat! What an inspiration this girl is!

  3. Sarah w. April 1, 2016 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Beautiful and interesting designs. Thank you for sharing!

    • Alina April 3, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

      You are very welcome, Sarah!

  4. Zeta April 2, 2016 at 2:18 am - Reply

    Agreed! The dress is stunning!

    • Alina April 3, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

      I can imagine you wearing it on a lovely beach in Greece!

  5. Christine April 3, 2016 at 6:15 am - Reply

    What a talented designer. So many beautiful pieces.

    • Alina April 3, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

      She is! I am happy you are inspired, Christine!

  6. sustainablemum April 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Wow, they are beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alina April 5, 2016 at 7:27 am - Reply

      I am glad you love them!

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