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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Hanks of yarn at yarn and fibre festivals

Fibre and Yarn Festivals 2017-2018

Let’s plan a great day out Up-to-date details of UK yarn and fibre festivals are now here. A day out to see inspirational textiles and squish beautiful yarn is good for sense of your well-being. I know I always return, exhausted, but brimming with inspiration and wanting to create things immediately. So, make yourself a hot drink in […]

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Cable cast-on method: insert working needle between last two stitches

How to knit tutorial: cable cast-on method (for knitting left-handed)

The cable cast-on is a modification of the knitted cast-on method The cable cast-on method is my go to method for teaching beginners. I like it because a new stitch is formed by moving the yarn in the same way as knitting, which means less for beginners to learn. And this method produces a cast-on […]

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Cable cast-on method: insert working needle between last two stitches

How to knit tutorial: cable cast-on method (for knitting right-handed)

The cable cast-on method is a modification of the knitted cast-on method The cable cast-on method is my go to method for teaching beginners. I like it because you form a new stitch by moving the yarn in the same way as for a knit stitch, which means less for beginners to learn. And the […]

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A drawstring crochet bag made during a workshop with Nicki Merrall

Drawstring crochet bag workshop

Summer workshop at the Being Knitterly Studio I’d like to tell you about the Drawstring crochet bag workshop that I’m running this Summer. I’ve just finished teaching on three consecutive crochet short courses. The students have been fantastic; some of them learnt to crochet with me and others joined to improve their crochet. They’ve all […]

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Front post stitches: insert hook under post of next stitch

How to crochet tutorial: front post stitches (for crocheting right-handed)

Front post stitches for crocheting right-handed In June I’m teaching the How to Crochet Raised Stitches short course. I thought this would be a good time to write a tutorial explaining raised stitches for those of you who can’t join us in person. This tutorial for crocheting right-handed about front post stitches (if you crochet left-handed […]

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