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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 to inspire a design for an adult […]

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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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Shade card from Jamieson's of Shetland

Fair Isle Yarn

As a knitter I love yarn and my favourite yarn is wool. I also love colour and the Fair Isle technique, so it was inevitable that eventually I should buy yarn from Shetland. Spindrift, from Jamieson’s of Shetland, is spun from wool produced by Shetland sheep, and every process required to turn the fleece into […]

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