About Libby Summers
Libby Summers is a contemporary knitwear designer and yarn purveyor. The manufacture of her branded hand knitting yarn supports the Quechuan people of The Andes, bringing her two passions for cultural studies and knitting together.
Hand knitted in the UK
In addition to her yarns, and knitting patterns, Libby is proud to have brought the skills of UK knitters to the high street with the sale of her hand knitted hot water bottle covers in John Lewis in 2010 and 2011.
Libby is a trained teacher, and has recently launched a new series of Knitting Parties, where party goers can learn from her skills while meeting other likeminded people in the relaxed and sociable atmosphere of The Stamford Wine Bar.
Libby's hand knitted designs have featured in The Financial Times Magazine , Living Etc. , Period Homes and Interiors, Country Homes and Interiors, Prima, Your Home, and The Independent, amongst others.
Designing and Writing
Libby has designed knitting patterns for Blacker Yarns, Artesano, KnitCrate and Lark books. Her designs are widely published in UK knitting magazines. Her first book on knitting, 'Anyone Can Knit' was published by Arcturus Publishing in Autumn 2014.
Libby also has over 60 digital knitting patterns for sale on www.ravelry.com, a website designed by knitters for knitters.
New for 2016