Libby Summers is a contemporary knitwear designer and 'yarnie'. The manufacture of her branded yarn supports the Quechuan people of The Andes, bringing her two passions for cultural studies and knitting back together in a circle of serendipity.
Hand knitted in the UK
In addition to her yarns, patterns and kits, 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.
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 for Blacker Yarns, Artesano, KnitCrate and Lark books. Her designs are widely published in UK knitting magazines. She works from home in rural Lincolnshire, and is married with three children. Her first book on knitting, 'Anyone Can Knit' will be 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.