Modular knitting workshop

10:00–16:00, date to be confirmed
Venue to be confirmed
8 maximum.

(3 customer reviews)

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Modular Knitting – a one-day workshop with Nicki Merrall

Join knitwear designer Nicki Merrall at the Being Knitterly Studio for her Modular Knitting workshop.

Modular knitting (also known as mitred or domino knitting) is a fun technique in which you knit one module (or shape) at a time. Having knitted the first module, you pick up stitches from the previous module, so that each piece is joined as it is knitted. Nicki will show you how to knit a single mitred square in garter stitch, then how to pick up stitches and knit additional squares. The fun starts when you knit stripes; the decreases cause the stripes to form a corner rather than straight lines. Nicki will give you some helpful tips for choosing colours, as well as working in stripes.


10:00–16:00, date to be confirmed
Venue to be confirmed
8 maximum.


Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.

Workshop comprises:

  • A designer’s ‘show and tell’ using Nicki’s own designs, swatches and knitting books.
  • Tuition on knitting mitred squares, working seamlessly and working edging triangles.
  • Advice on planning projects using mitred squares.
  • Lunch (at the Being Knitterly Studio only).
  • Refreshments all day, as well as home-baked cake in the afternoon.

You will learn to:

  • Knit a mitred square in garter stitch.
  • Work a variety of decreases.
  • Make additional mitred squares by picking up stitches.
  • Knit triangles to fill in gaps at the edges.
  • Plan a project using mitred squares.
  • Vary the basic mitred square using stripes.

You’ll leave the Modular Knitting workshop with your knitted samples and instructions for the techniques covered, as well as plenty of ideas to try at home. You’ll be ready to make your first modular knitting project, such as a cushion cover, bag, scarf or throw.

Price includes:

  • Tuition.
  • Yarn for samples.
  • A summary of techniques covered.
  • Lunch (at the Being Knitterly Studio only).
  • Refreshments all day, as well as home-baked cake in the afternoon.

Please bring:

  • Notebook and pen.
  • 4.00 mm knitting needles.
  • Yarn scissors.
  • A yarn needle.


  • Improver knitter (confident with casting on and off, knitting and purling as well as working garter and stocking stitch).
  • Intermediate knitter (happy following written instructions).

Maximum 7 participants.

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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