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Hand-knitted Fair Isle style cowl with green ribs and a large all-over motif worked in purple and pinks on a white background.

Love of Lupins cowl

Love of Lupins cowl The Love of Lupins cowl is the second design in my book, Fair Isle Knitting and Design. I designed this cowl to be suitable for knitters who wish to practise the techniques of stranding and weaving-in yarn. One large motif is repeated both horizontally and vertically giving knitters time to memorise […]

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Hand-knitted Fair Isle style fingerless mittens with two peerie patterns in different pinks on a deep red-violet background.

Tesserae fingerless mittens

Tesserae fingerless mittens Tesserae fingerless mittens are the first design in my book Fair Isle Knitting and Design. I designed these fingerless mittens to be easy for knitters new to the stranded colourwork techniques used in Fair Isle knitting. The mittens are easy to knit because only a few colours and techniques are required. Three […]

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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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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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