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Fair Isle Knitting and Design: a brief guide

Fair Isle Knitting and Design – a brief guide

Fair Isle Knitting and Design Fair Isle Knitting and Design is a comprehensive guide to stranded colourwork as practised by the knitters of Fair Isle and Shetland. It is for knitters who wish to learn or improve their stranded colourwork technique as well as those who would like to create their own patterns and colour […]

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Image shows the cover of Fair Isle Knitting and Design by Nicki Merrall, set on a lilac background. The words "Fair Isle Knitting and Design: an introduction" are placed in the top half of the image and "Nicki Merrall", in white text, are placed on the lower part of the background.

Fair Isle Knitting and Design: an introduction

Fair Isle Knitting and Design I’m excited to show you the cover of my book, Fair Isle Knitting and Design. Fair Isle Knitting and Design is a comprehensive guide to stranded colourwork as practised by the knitters of Fair Isle and Shetland. It is for knitters who wish to learn or improve their stranded colourwork technique […]

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Colourful hanks of hand-dyed yarn on display at a yarn festival

2020 dates for UK yarn and fibre festivals

Let’s plan a great day out If you’re a knitter or crocheter, then there’s nothing like a day out to see inspirational textiles and squish beautiful yarn. Inhale the yarn fumes and absorb the colour! It’s good for your sense of well-being since you’ll return brimming with inspiration and wanting to create things immediately. Take some […]

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Skeins of Shetland Spindrift from Jamieson's of Shetland

Shetland Spindrift from Jamieson’s of Shetland

A perfect yarn for Fair Isle knitting I’ve been selling Shetland Spindrift to my students and at yarn shows for a few years, as well as using it in my designs. Students who come to my Fair Isle knitting workshops will know that I love using Shetland Spindrift for stranded colourwork. Finally, I’ve added 46 colours […]

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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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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 My up-to-date list of UK yarn and fibre festivals can be found here. A day out to see inspirational textiles and squish beautiful yarn is good for 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 your […]

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