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 £16.00. 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.

Latest Knitting Kit

   Multi Coloured snood kit or pattern featuring over 10 different patterns taken from my book. Kit price £32.00

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.

Latest News

KNITTING WORKSHOPS ON ZOOM or In East Sussex - All evening sessions £12.00 a week.

At present I am running most of my workshops are via Zoom which gives everyone the opportunity to attend them.

Knit a Bear with a jumper in my Four week Workshop - All materials except Stuffing provided.

  Please see my Workshop page for further details.         

Most single Zoom workshops cost £12.00 and numbers are limited to 8 so that everyone can have individual attention and fun while learning skills along the way.

I am also offering workshops or private lessons at my home in East Sussex. 


Manos Marina- Lace Weight Yarn


One skein of yarn of any colour and a free pattern for £20.00.

Fair Isle Knitting A Practical and Inspirational Guide

Whether you are a novice knitter or an accomplished one this book will give you guidance and inspiration. It contains step by step instructions to knit fair isle and ideas for creating your own designs on favourite projects. All copies will be signed by Monica.

Special Offer and Promotions


 Have some fun and knit your own bear with a unique jumper designed by you.  

More info on the workshops page.                                                                                                                                                                         




"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