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A blue-green retangular shawl hung up over a wooden coathanger on the back of a white painted door.

Meltwater shawl

Meltwater shawl My inspiration for the stitch patterns that I used for the Meltwater shawl was the diamond window panes in the Gherkin building, as it is familiarly known, in the City of London. You knit Meltwater in rows as one piece. You start with a crochet cast-on followed by a narrow garter stitch border. […]

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New knitting pattern: Seed Heads collection (published by The Knitter magazine

Seed Heads Collection

New knitting patterns: the Seed Heads Collection Hat, cowl and gloves The Knitter magazine has published the patterns for the Seed Heads collection comprising a hat, cowl and gloves. Inspired by seed heads in my garden I was inspired to create the stitch pattern for this collection by the seed heads on plants growing in […]

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Bubbles beanie hat designed by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

Bubbles beanie hat

Bubbles beanie hat One year, the week before Christmas, I decided to knit a hat for my cousin’s Christmas present. I played around with a few ideas from which the Bubbles beanie emerged. Fortunately, it’s quick to knit, so it’s perfect for gift knitting! The bubbles on this beanie are formed using a simple cable pattern. They […]

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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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Twist Collection comprises a hat, cowl, mittens and fingerless mittens.

Twist Collection

Twist Collection Sometimes I knit swatches just because I like the look of a stitch pattern and I’m curious as to how something as simple as knit and purl stitches can create the pattern. Twist Collection started from that sort of curiosity. I’d seen a stitch pattern that looked woven – not the classic basket […]

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