Fiona Ellis has been designing commercially since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Knitwear Design from DeMontfort University, England in 1993.

She began knitting at an early age after being taught by her grandmother. She loved to experiment, consequently her dolls were the best dressed in the neighbourhood, even if some of them were doomed to be fashion victims or ridiculed for their daring outfits.

Her original designs have been sold to fashion houses in New York, London & Paris for mass-market production. Widely published in premier knitting magazines her patterns are also carried by many leading yarn companies.

She is author of Inspired Cable Knits, Inspired Fair Isle Knits and Knitspiration Journal (all published by Potter Craft).

“Fiona Ellis is a master at combining textures and knitting techniques in new and creative ways. Inspired Cables is a must-have for all those who knit with their hearts and minds, as well as their hands " Trisha Malcolm, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Knitting Magazine.