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A Fair Isle headband and balls of Shetland yarn

Fair Isle Knitting workshop

Fair Isle Knitting workshop – September 2020 Hope & Elvis I’m teaching my popular Fair Isle Knitting workshop at Hope & Elvis in September. Knitters admire Fair Isle knitting because of the beautiful use of colour and the variety of patterns. Join me to learn about different stranded colourwork traditions as well as learning and […]

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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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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 clifftop 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 yarns […]

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