Unique Knits – Timeless Style

Kyoko Nakayoshi

- Kyoko Nakayoshi, founder of Cotton & Cloud
Featured on KnitScene’s List of ‘8 Designers to Watch in 2012

Knit Unique - Timeless Style

Cotton & Cloud is all about knitting with a fresh approach and timeless designs.

Hailed as one of the designers to watch by KnitScene, Kyoko Nakayoshi came to the UK in her early teens. She transformed her career as a healthcare professional and founded Cotton & Cloud to focus on hand knitting and designs that you won't find anywhere else. Kyoko now lives in London where the vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere fuels her creative imagination.

Cotton & Cloud is a unique blend of Japanese & Western cultures. Often using seamless and short-row knitting techniques, the designs offer a tactile experience of innovative knitting, producing elegant and wearable knitwear for all ages.

A champion of fun, ethical and creative living, Kyoko designs with yarns from companies who are leading the way in eco-friendly raw materials, focusing on new discovery and making heart-warming and lasting things by hands.


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This website showcases Cotton & Cloud designs for creative knitters all over the world allowing you to browse and buy all your favourite original patterns.

Cotton & Cloud designs are regularly featured and sold throughout the UK and US in knitting magazines and books, as well as in many independent knitting shops around the world.

Stay up-to-date with Cotton & Cloud's latest designs at Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter and the Cotton & Cloud Blog.

If you have any questions or feedback about Cotton & Cloud please don't hesitate to get in touch.