OLIVE PEARSON

Cowl wheel

About Olive Pearson

After a successful career as a cartographer, Olive fulfilled a lifelong ambition, gaining an honours degree in textile design from Glasgow School of Art in 2012. Now a designer-maker based in Glasgow, her current focus is creating designs and fabrics for her luxury fashion and interiors knitted accessories brand.

A lover of geometry and pattern since a childhood fascination with spirograph, Olive’s practice is driven by the exploration of pattern through colour and colour through pattern. Her signature fair-isle style patterns combine traditional craft techniques with contemporary design, creating luxury, slow-fashion heirloom pieces. Passionate about sustainability, traceability and zero-waste each piece is fully-fashioned and hand-framed by Olive using a hand-powered vintage knitting machine.  All yarns are ethically sourced natural fibres, primarily non-mulesed merino lamb’s wool and fine Scottish cashmere.

Hand-crafting in her Glasgow studio enables Olive to provide a bespoke service for her unique geometric designs, inspired by everyday objects from manhole covers to wind turbines, zips and ripples in sand. Current and archive designs can be made to order.

Collaborations and commissions include Outlander, Arthur Smith, Iona Craft Shop, Strom, the British Golf Museum and the National Library of Scotland.

Further Images

Barra Long Scarf

Barra Long Scarf

Circles Short Cowl

Circles Short Cowl

Harris Long Scarf

Harris Long Scarf


Harris Wrap Pink

Harris Wrap Pink

Harris Wrap Blue Orange

Harris Wrap Blue Orange

Sunflower Long Scarf

Sunflower Long Scarf


Sunflower Long Cowl

Sunflower Long Cowl

Gingham Long Scarf

Gingham Long Scarf

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