Modular knitting workshop

10:00–16:00, date to be confirmed
Being Knitterly Studio, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Five 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.

(3 customer reviews)

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Modular Knitting – an online workshop with Nicki Merrall

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 several 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 squares 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.
  • Yarn for samples.
  • A summary of techniques covered.
  • Lunch.
  • Refreshments together with home-baked cake in the afternoon.

Please bring:

  • Notebook and pen.
  • 4.00 mm knitting needles.
  • Double knitting yarn in at least three colours.
  • Lockable stitch markers.
  • Yarn scissors.
  • A yarn needle.

Lockable stitch markers, knitting needles and yarn will be available to purchase.


The Being Knitterly Studio is in a beautiful Edwardian house in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

After booking, Nicki will email you details and directions, as well as ask about your previous experience.

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3 reviews for Modular knitting workshop

  1. Diane (verified owner)

    I can fully recommend this course. I am a relatively inexperienced knitter but Nicki explained the technique very patiently and supplied written instructions too. After a most enjoyable day, I came away with a very attractive sample and the ability and enthusiasm to try different effects at home.

    • Being Knitterly

      Brilliant Diane, I’m looking forward to seeing what you make using modular knitting.

  2. Mary Leeson

    An excellent workshop for beginners and for any knitter wanting a really good refresher workshop as well.
    I would recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to learn how to start out on modular knitting.
    The day was well paced and very well taught.
    Home made flapjacks, lunch and cake were wonderful.
    Everything was as described.
    Nicki’s workshops are always well thought out and planned.

    • Being Knitterly

      Thank you Mary, I’m looking forward to seeing what you make next using modular knitting.

  3. Margaret Stanley (verified owner)

    I highly recommend this workshop. Informative and a must for learning something new.

    • Being Knitterly

      Thankyou Margaret, I look forward to seeing what you make using mitred squares!

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