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Published on June 10th, 2014 | by Carly

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Britain’s Next Top Knitwear Designer – the top 10 finalists

We’ve very pleased to announce the top 10 finalists in our Britain’s Next Top Knitwear Designer competition!

We were so amazed by the fantastic knitting talent, it was a real challenge to pick the 10 best designs. The entries we saw were so diverse – from soon-to-be textiles graduates to new knitters who only picked up the needles a few months ago.

We saw new shapes we’ve never seen in knitting and classic pieces reimagined in a new way. Thank you to everyone who entered – we hope you will continue knitting and designing patterns because you’re a very talented bunch!

We recently invited our judges Debbie Bliss, Emma Kasyan, Kate Carter, Perri Lewis, Stefanie Rycraft-Jones, and our very own Edward Griffith to LoveKnitting HQ to pick the winner.

We had a great day and our judges engaged in many interesting debates, but we’re not allowed to reveal the winner just yet…! For now, take a look at our top 10 finalists (in alphabetical order below)… Drum roll please…

Update: Just can’t take the anticipation? Click here to see who won!

1. Alison Mason

Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer - The Top 10 Finalists

2. Elmina Fors

Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer - The Top 10 Finalists

3. Emma Wright

Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer - The Top 10 Finalists

4. Freya Midgley

Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer - The Top 10 Finalists

5. Jowie Lai

Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer - The Top 10 Finalists

6. Julie Ferguson

Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer - The Top 10 Finalists

7. Laurie Bessems

Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer - The Top 10 Finalists

8. Nilza Pereira

Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer - The Top 10 Finalists

9. Sally Hiscock
Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer - The Top 10 Finalists

10. Whitney Ivey

Britain's Next Top Knitwear Designer - The Top 10 Finalists

Which design is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below!


About the Author

Carly just can't decide what to knit next! She loves ballet, red velvet cupcakes, and dachshunds.




51 Responses to Britain’s Next Top Knitwear Designer – the top 10 finalists

  1. Carol ryan says:

    What is this? A contest to see who can make the most ridiculous knitted item? None of these are stylish and most border on ridiculous. Best one? None. Start over.

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