Bubbles beanie hat designed by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

Bubbles beanie hat

Bubbles beanie hat One year, the week before Christmas, I decided to knit a hat for my cousin’s Christmas present. I played around with a few ideas from which the Bubbles beanie emerged. Fortunately it’s quick to knit, so it’s perfect for gift knitting! The bubbles on this beanie are formed using a simple cable pattern. They […]

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UK Craft, Fashion and Textiles Exhibitions, 2017 by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

UK Craft, Fashion and Textiles Exhibitions

Visit Inspiring Craft, Fashion and Textiles Exhibitions There’s something about Spring that makes me want to go out and visit places. I’m really looking forward to visiting Wonderwool Wales later this month. In addition to many yarn festivals, there’s also lots of craft, fashion and textiles exhibitions during the next few months. I’ve selected a few you might like […]

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Tutorials for crocheting left-handed, crocheting right-handed, knitting left-handed and knitting right-handed by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

Being Knitterly tutorials

How to crochet and knit tutorials I’d love you all to come to my classes and workshops, but apart from there not being enough spaces, many of you don’t live nearby. So, if you’d like to improve your crochet and knitting or learn new techniques, but can’t come to my short courses and workshops, you […]

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Knitted cast-on method: start with a slip knot.

How to Cast On: The Knitted Cast-on Method (for left-handed knitters)

The Knitted Cast-on Method is Easy The knitted cast-on method is an easy way to cast on stitches. It’s not always the best way, so I’m going to show you how to do a knitted cast-on, then tell you when and when not to use it. How you did you learn to knit? Did your mother or […]

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Knitted cast-on method: insert working needle through new stitch.

How to Cast On: The Knitted Cast-on Method (for right-handed knitters)

The Knitted Cast-on Method is Easy The knitted cast-on method is an easy way to cast on stitches. It’s not always the best way, so I’m going to show you how to do a knitted cast-on, then tell you when and when not to use it. How you did you learn to knit? Did your mother or […]

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How to crochet short courses with Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

How to Crochet Short Courses

Three How to Crochet Short Courses at The Being Knitterly Studio I’d like to tell you about the next series of crochet short courses that I’ll be teaching after Easter. April: How to Crochet for Beginners. May: How to Crochet for Improvers. June: How to Crochet Raised Stitches. How to Crochet for Beginners The first of my crochet […]

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Tubular cast-on for 2 x 2 rib: use a knitting needle to remove the waste yarn one stitch at a time.

How to Cast on: The 2 x 2 Tubular Cast-on Method (for left-handed knitters)

The 2 x 2 Tubular Cast-on Method Starting With a Stocking Stitch Foundation The 2 x 2 tubular cast-on method is extremely satisfying because it creates a beautiful cast-on edge which rolls from the right side of the rib to the wrong side. Tubular edges are quite elastic, so are suitable for hats, mittens and socks. The following explanations […]

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