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Hand knit patterns designed by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly.

Winchester men's sweater by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

Winchester sweater

New knitting pattern: Winchester sweater Winchester sweater The Knitter magazine has just published Winchester, my latest men’s sweater pattern. Inspired by Gothic architecture At Winchester Cathedral there is much stunning medieval Gothic architecture, characterised by pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses. Inside, the sculptural decoration is intricate and ornate. For the Winchester sweater, I’ve […]

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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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My Little Secret: Knitter of the Year 2016!

Designer of the Year 2016 A few weeks ago I received an email to tell me that I had been selected as one of the winners of Knit Now magazine Knitter of the Year 2016! I was asked to keep this a secret until it was announced in the magazine. Well, of course, I read the email […]

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Guinevere fingerless mittens

Guinevere Fingerless Mittens

Guinevere Fingerless Mittens My latest design, Guinevere fingerless mittens, was inspired by Arthurian tales and coastal walks. I’m imagining mythical figures galloping along windswept beaches. A maiden is on a clifftop looking out to sea, maybe searching for her lover. Below her people are foraging for seaweeds and coastal flowers. Maybe they used these plants to dye yarns […]

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Pretty Posies socks designed by Nicki Merrall, published in Simply Knitting, Issue 148

Pretty Posies Socks

Pretty Posies – Another New Pattern! Look what popped through the letterbox today; Simply Knitting, Issue 148! Turn to page 76 to see my latest design: Pretty Posies socks. You might think that a sock pattern in a magazine full of summer knits is a little strange. However, socks make perfect holiday knitting! They’re small, so they […]

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Mischa Bag designed by Nicki Merrall, published in The Knitter, Issue 95

The Mischa Bag – Another New Hand Knit Pattern

Mischa Bag Mischa bag is the second of my patterns to be published in The Knitter this year. Inspired by Print Fabric I love the combination of inky blues and earthy colours that were popular on 1970s print fabric. I used three slip stitch patterns to mix colour and texture. Slip stitch patterns look complicated, but are […]

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