Modular Knitting online workshop

Modular Knitting online workshop

10:00–16:00, Saturday 29 January 2022
Twenty places

This workshop is suitable for you if you are confident with casting on and off, knitting and purling as well as working in garter and stocking stitch.

Details below.

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Learn the modular knitting technique with knitwear designer and tutor Nicki Merrall. This workshop is suitable for anyone who has basic knitting skills.

Modular knitting (also known as mitred or domino knitting) is a fun technique in which you knit one module (or shape) at a time so that each new module is joined to the previous one(s) as you knit it.

During the workshop, you will make a sample comprising four mitred squares. You will learn the basic technique by knitting your first square using one colour. Then you will learn how to pick up stitches and knit more squares. This time you can use more than one colour for each square. The decreases in mitred squares cause the stripes to bend around a corner rather than straight lines. You can try out different stripe patterns for your other squares before adding an easy border. It’s easy to create a knitted item that looks amazing but is relaxing to knit!

Workshop content:

  • Casting on using the knitted cast-on method.
  • Knitting a mitred square in garter stitch.
  • Picking up stitches from an existing mitred square to start a new one.
  • Varying the basic mitred square using stripes.
  • Adding a simple border to your mitred square sample.
  • Planning a project using mitred squares.


  • You should be confident with casting on and off and working in garter and stocking stitch.

Further information

Price includes:

  • Tuition.
  • A summary of techniques covered.

You will need:

  • A desktop, a laptop computer, a tablet or a smartphone.
  • Notebook and pen.
  • 4.00 mm knitting needles.
  • Double knitting yarn in at least three colours.
  • Lockable stitch markers.
  • Yarn scissors.
  • A yarn needle.


The Modular Knitting online workshop is the equivalent of a one-day face-to-face workshop. There will be four live teaching sessions, taking place on Zoom between 10:00 and 16:00.

Session 1: Introduction to modular knitting. Knitting the first module. 1 hour.

Session 2: Picking up stitches to knit more modules; knitting stripes. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Session 3: Adding a simple border. 1 hour.

Session 4: Planning projects. 30 minutes.

I shall be using screen sharing and an external webcam to demonstrate techniques – you will see me talking to you and see what I am doing. And you can ask questions!

1 review for Modular Knitting online workshop

  1. Terri Cooper

    Nicki is an excellent teacher. We had students of various experiences with lots of questions in the class. She answered everyone’s questions and met us where we were at. I’m from the US and the class started at 4am my time, but it was well worth it! I learned a new technique and am going to make a pillow cover using it. I definitely recommend this workshop!

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