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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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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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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 as inspiration for a design for an […]

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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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A Fair Isle pincushion

Fair Isle is Fantastic!

Last weekend I went to Abergavenny to teach some workshops at The Wool Croft.  The Fantastic Fair Isle workshop took place on Saturday and Sunday.  On the Saturday we worked in the exhibition space above The Art Shop; a beautiful 16th century building with original wood and limestone floors, and Victorian shop fittings.  Our intrepid knitters […]

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