Monica Russel, trading as The Knit Knacks designs and supplies knitting kits and patterns. Monica has 10 books with her knitting patterns and her designs regularly feature in knitting magazines – Let’s Knit, Simply Knitting and Knit Now.Monica has also created several designs for Roosters yarn, UK Alpaca and Jamiesons Yarn.

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Knitting Kits

Knitting kits

 Kits for hats, wrist warmers, boot cuffs and other fun accessories are packaged in cellophane and contain the pattern and all the necessary yarns for your chosen item. A range of colour combinations can be chosen. Prices for kits start from £12.00. Kits are an economical way of making an item as they only contain sufficient yarns to make your item thus avoiding wastage. Needles are not included in the kits.

Knitting Workshops and Masterclasses

The Knitting Workshops and Masterclasses are aimed at all levels of experience, ability and confidence and are available East Sussex and Central London. Monica will provide a friendly and inclusive environment where you can extend your range of skills and have fun along the way.

Downloadable Knitting Patterns

All of our knitting patterns can be quickly and easily downloaded and re-downloaded when needed.

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Fair Isle Knitting- A Practical and Inspiration Guide

This is my latest book that combines step by step instructions to knit Fair Isle as well as pattern ideas and projects to make.

Cost £14.99

Media Review

I received this book to review and am so pleased with it. The book has really good photographs and instructions with a good range of projects for different levels. I have previously avoided Fair Isle as I thought it too complicated but this book has definitely inspired me to have a go. I was particularly drawn to the chapter on animal motifs which will make a good starting point before working up to the more intricate patterns. Looking forward to making the Duck Nursery Blanket.

-- Caroline Morgan * Customer review *



Why not brush up or develop your knitting skills by having private lessons or attending one of my workshops in my house in East Sussex. I am also happy to run workshops for craft groups,haberdashery or knitting shops. 

Programme Of planned Workshops for 2020

- please see my workshop page for further details


Manos Marina- Lace Weight Yarn


One skein of yarn of any colour and a free pattern for £19.00.


"I bought a kit and it was great"
Jim, Tunbridge Wells

"Sevice was excellent" Monica was very helpful
Mary, Cumbria

"Really enjoyed a Fair Isle workshop at Monica's House in East Sussex" 
Sue, Sussex