Seven Gauge Studios knitted accessories

October 6, 2016

As lovers of midcentury and scandi-inspired design, as well as passionate supporters of independent makers, it’s no surprise really that we fell in love with Seven Gauge Studios knitted accessories, blankets and cushions (listed in our directory here).

Seven Gauge Studio knitwear

Joy Bates is the designer/founder of Seven Gauge Studios, and before setting up her own knitwear and knitted homeware accessories business, she had previously designed knitted fabric for international design houses including Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Nicole Farhi.


We love Joy’s joyful, and confident, use of colour as well as her graphic, contemporary designs inspired by midcentury and nordic aesthetics.

‘Using traditional techniques to achieve a contemporary product, I am committed to keeping manufacture within the UK ,’ says Joy. ‘All products are designed and made by myself at my studio in Nottingham, together with the help of a small family run factory in the Midlands. My love of pattern and colour always runs through my collections each year and draws inspiration from various sources including vintage fabrics, my ever-growing collection of old knitting patterns and midcentury design.’

Some of our favourite designs from the Seven Gauge Studios current collection

seven gauge studioKnitted blankets and accessories by Seven Gauge Studio

Seven Gauge Studio Knitted Throws

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Angles Blanket by Seven Gauge StudiosSeven Gauge Studios Cushion

Above from top: Folk Knitted Scarf, £50; Folk Knitted Cushion, £65; Geo, Grid and Rack knitted blankets, from £120

Check out this cute film showing one of the knitted fabrics being made. There’s something kind of therapeutic about the rhythmic whirring of this knitting machine… or is that just me? 

Seven Gauge Studios is listed in the From Britain with Love directory

Get all the info you need to connect – and shop – with Seven Gauge Studios from the listing here >>

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