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Hand knit patterns designed by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly.

Hand-knitted Fair Isle style scarf with a allover diced pattern featuring six differet motifs worked in oranges and red-browns on a deep brown background.

Colours of Autumn scarf

Colours of Autumn scarf Colours of Autumn scarf is the third design in my book, Fair Isle Knitting and Design. I designed this scarf to be suitable for knitters who wish to practise the techniques of stranding and weaving in yarn. The diced pattern is repeated both horizontally and vertically giving knitters time to memorise […]

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Hand-knitted Fair Isle style fingerless mittens with two peerie patterns in different pinks on a deep red-violet background.

Tesserae fingerless mittens

Tesserae fingerless mittens Tesserae fingerless mittens are the first design in my book Fair Isle Knitting and Design. I designed these fingerless mittens to be easy for knitters new to the stranded colourwork techniques used in Fair Isle knitting. The mittens are easy to knit because only a few colours and techniques are required. Three […]

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A blue-green retangular shawl hung up over a wooden coathanger on the back of a white painted door.

Meltwater shawl

Meltwater shawl My inspiration for the stitch patterns that I used for the Meltwater shawl was the diamond window panes in the Gherkin building, as it is familiarly known, in the City of London. You knit Meltwater in rows as one piece. You start with a crochet cast-on followed by a narrow garter stitch border. […]

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Faraday scarf by Nicki Merrall published in The Knitter magazine

Faraday scarf

Faraday scarf by Nicki Merrall New knitting pattern published by The Knitter magazine The Knitter magazine has just published the pattern for my latest design, Faraday, a unisex scarf. Inspiration for Faraday I had the idea for Faraday a few years ago during an early morning creativity session resulting from insomnia. I was playing around […]

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New knitting pattern: Seed Heads collection (published by The Knitter magazine

Seed Heads Collection

New knitting patterns: the Seed Heads Collection Hat, cowl and gloves The Knitter magazine has published the patterns for the Seed Heads collection comprising a hat, cowl and gloves. Inspired by seed heads in my garden I was inspired to create the stitch pattern for this collection by the seed heads on plants growing in […]

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Painterly shawl by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

Painterly shawl

New knitting pattern: Painterly shawl Painterly shawl Knit Now magazine has just published the pattern for my latest design, Painterly, a colourful, asymmetric shawl. Inspired by brush strokes Designers who entered Knit Now magazine’s Knitter of the Year competition had to create a mood board and use it as inspiration for a design for an […]

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Rosalind sweater

Rosalind sweater

New knitting pattern: Rosalind sweater Rosalind sweater Knit Now magazine has just published Rosalind, my first women’s sweater pattern. This is my winning design for the Knitter of the Year 2016 competition. Inspired by ancient woodlands I live in a landlocked county with many ancient woodlands. They are mysterious and magical places, which look and […]

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