Hand-knit projects made by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly.

Inspired by Kaffe Fassett

I can't remember when I first heard of Kaffe Fassett or saw his designs, but it was many years ago, certainly before I could knit. I think I read about Kaffe and saw one of his designs in my mother's magazine. Then I was given 'Glorious Needlepoint' as a present;…


I love yarn!

I love yarn! You didn't realise? I love the colours, the texture and the smell, yes even the smell. I love the different breeds of sheep, alpaca, angora rabbits and cashmere goats - woolly creatures that make yarn possible. I love spinning, dying, knitting, weaving, tapestry and embroidery. I love anything that…


Holey socks!

There are good holes and bad ones; sadly these beautiful socks now have both! You could be forgiven for thinking that I'm sock obsessed since I have written recent posts about Noro Kuryeon sock yarn, the socks made from that yarn "muddy socks", and my own design (Sweet Dreams socks). I do enjoy…

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Stripy sock knitted in Noro Kuryon Sock yarn

Muddy socks!

Do you remember trying to mix paint colours as a child? And how easy it was to produce mud-like colours? A few weeks ago I started knitting a pair of socks using Noro Kureyon sock yarn (blogged about in "A Tale of Two Yarns"), which I bought because I loved the…

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Garter stitch throw - detail

Beginnings and endings – garter stitch throw

Happy New Year! Endings I've just finished a throw that I started almost exactly a year ago. The colours (green, yellow-green, terracotta and brown) were chosen to coordinate with the sofa. The throw is 225 stitches wide and was knitted in rows on circular needles with a long cable. This…