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Hand knit and crochet patterns designed by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

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 to inspire a design for an adult […]

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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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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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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 cliff top 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 […]

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