A fusion of inspirations — traditional western ponchos and blankets meets the collection’s folkloric themes, the focal point of our Dana story is the graphic knitwork.
Introducing three stand-out pieces: a poncho, dress and jumper, which can be combined or worn solo with our new season separates.
The key — the Dana Knit Poncho — features striking borders which emphasise the angular yet relaxed cut, cosy zip-up funnel neck and draping tassels.
More fitted, the Dana Knit Dress has a ribbed funnel neck, statement tank detailing and a dramatic handkerchief point hem.
Here, we get a window into the techniques that create the masterpieces.
What were the inspirations for this knitwork?
‘The bold, graphic patterning originated from bespoke artworks, painted in-house — inspired by Navajo blankets, with a rockabilly chequerboard Pointillist twist. These were then interpreted through hand-knitted experiments and developed into the joyful jacquard designs you see in the finished pieces. The 1950s influences were explored further with a ‘Twin Peaks’-inspired yarn colour palette.’
Which techniques are involved in the production?
‘The Dana Knit is a colourful Fair Isle knit in floating jacquard, made with Merino wool yarn.’
Are any pieces especially difficult to create?
‘The Poncho requires particularly painstaking artisanship; more than three hours of knitting, a further two hours of linking and handwork, then pressing. Fastidious attention to detail is also required for the finishing touches as the crochet pompoms are made and applied by hand, and the fringing is hand-knotted.’
Are any a stand-out favourite?
‘All are stand-out — but Alice loves the Poncho in particular!’