Patchwork knitting

Patchwork knitting is a technique that is simple, multi-directional, good for using remnants of yarn and makes good use of colour.

Skill level: Beginner

Tutor: Lynda Fiendley


About fifteen years ago Lynda came across patchwork knitting, and has used it many times since. Lynda love these features: it is

  • simple
  • multidirectional
  • good for using remnants of yarn
  • good use of colour.

Lynda has since made wall hangings, bags, neck warmers, waistcoats and cardigans using the technique.

During the workshop we will use basic mitred squares to make a bigger piece: skills acquired will be joining the squares, as well as following the instructions for the basic square. Lynda will also provide the basic instructions and several patterns and suggestions for items to be made.

Skills required

Cast-on, knit and purl.


Please bring:

  • small quantities of yarn in different colours (4-ply or DK; wool or acrylic)
  • Needles suitable for the yarn.

About the speaker

Lynda Fiendley is a retired teacher, with a lifelong passion for fibre crafts, including spinning, weaving, crochet and hand and machine knitting. Hand knitting is her primary interest, and she have been practising it for over sixty years.

Workshop notes

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