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Fair Isle samples made during a workshop with Nicki Merrall

Fair Isle workshop

Fair Isle workshop at Hope and Elvis I’d like to tell you about the Fair Isle workshop that I’m running on Saturday 30 September. This workshop at Hope and Elvis. Hope and Elvis is within the grounds of the Welbeck Estate, that is part of the Harley Foundation. Founded in 1977 by the late Ivy Duchess […]

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Creative knitting workshops with Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly in collaboration with The Refectory Table

Creative knitting workshops

Creative knitting workshops in collaboration with The Refectory Table I’m excited to be teaching two creative knitting workshops at The Refectory Table in Loughborough. Saturday 25 February 2017: Colour, a Creative Knitting Workshop. Saturday 24 June 2017: Flora, a Creative Knitting Workshop. The Refectory Table is run by Janet Currie, a creative consultant, avid gardener, maker and project […]

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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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Colourful crochet mandalas at Yarndale

Yarndale, a Festival of Colour

You Can have All the Colours at Yarndale! I visited Yarndale for the first time this weekend. Let me show you some of the colourful delights. Big, colourful crochet mandalas, yarn bombed bollards and the most amazing yarn bombed ice cream van (selling knitted finger puppets) welcomed us to the Skipton Auction Mart, the venue […]

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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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Double Knitting How to work stocking stitch, Both yarns at back ready to knit a facing stitch

Double-knitting: How to Work Stocking Stitch (for left-handed knitters)

Double-knitting: Reversible Stocking Stitch The Version for Knitting Left-handed In this post I’m going to show you how to work stocking stitch when double-knitting. The following explanations and images are for those who knit left-handed, that is, your working hand is your left hand (regardless of which hand you use to hold the yarn) and the stitches move from […]

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