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Rosalind sweater

Rosalind sweater

New knitting pattern: Rosalind sweater Rosalind sweater Knit Now magazine has just published Rosalind, my first women’s sweater pattern. This is my winning design for the Knitter of the Year 2016 competition. Inspired by ancient woodlands I live in a landlocked county with many ancient woodlands. They are mysterious and magical places, which look and […]

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Winchester men's sweater by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

Winchester sweater

New knitting pattern: Winchester sweater Winchester sweater The Knitter magazine has just published Winchester, my latest men’s sweater pattern. Inspired by Gothic architecture At Winchester Cathedral there is much stunning medieval Gothic architecture, characterised by pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses. Inside, the sculptural decoration is intricate and ornate. For the Winchester sweater, I’ve […]

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Durham Sweater designed by Nicki Merrall, published in The Knitter, Issue 94

Durham Sweater

Durham Sweater Durham Sweater is the second of my patterns to be published in February 2016, this time in The Knitter, Issue 94. Inspired by Norman Craftsmen The main stitch patterns on Durham were inspired by the large patterned pillars along the nave of Durham Cathedral. A cathedral guide told me that the patterns on the […]

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Ironwork, inspiration for London Town gansey designed by Nicki Merrall, published in The Knitter, Issue 82

London Town – An Urban Gansey

London Town, The Knitter, Issue 82 London Town gansey is my latest pattern. It has been published by The Knitter in Issue 82.  Today I’m writing about the inspiration behind the London Town gansey and why I refer to it as an “urban gansey”. What Does it Mean? I’m fascinated by the use of symbolism […]

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